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Influence of a dominant macrophyte, Juncus effusus, on wetland plant species richness, diversity, and community composition
Author(s): G. N. Ervin and R. G. Wetzel
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Competition
Research Setting(s): Wetland
Species Referenced: Juncus effusus (Common rush),
AbstractJuncus effusus tussocks had a negative effect on the richness and density of surrounding plants. Experimental manipulation of J. effuses culm architecture demonstrated that these negative effects were due to shading.
Suggested CitationG. N. Ervin and R. G. Wetzel. "Influence of a dominant macrophyte, Juncus effusus, on wetland plant species richness, diversity, and community composition." Oecologia 130.4 (2002): 626-636.