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Dominant species identity regulates invasibility of old-field plant communities

Author(s): S. M. Emery and K. L. Gross

Month: Dec
Year: 2006

Journal: Oikos
Volume: 115
Issue: 3
Pages: 549-558

Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Competition, Invasive species
Research Setting(s): Old field

Species Referenced: Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge),

Abstract

Evaluates the effects of dominant native species on the invasibility by other species in an old-field community. Plots dominated by Andropogon virginicus were the least invasible while plots dominated by Solidago canadensis were moderately invasible. Invasion increased with decreasing litter biomass and increasing community richness, explaining some potential mechanisms for how dominant species influence invasibility.

Suggested Citation

S. M. Emery and K. L. Gross. "Dominant species identity regulates invasibility of old-field plant communities." Oikos 115.3 (2006): 549-558.

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