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Competitive relationships of Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem) from remnant and restored native populations and select cultivated varieties
Author(s): D. J. Gustafson, D. J. Gibson and D. L. Nickrent
Journal: Functional Ecology
Article Topic(s): Competition,Ecotype,Provenance,Restoration,Seed source
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse,Tallgrass prairie
Species Referenced: Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem),
AbstractEvaluates performance of Andropogon gerardii from different seed sources and under different competitive environments. Plant performance was a function of seed source. Cultivars were consistently larger than non-cultivars, regardless of seed source. Seed provenance can influence the competitive ability of A. gerardii, which is a dominant species and can therefore affect ecosystem function.
Suggested CitationD. J. Gustafson, D. J. Gibson and D. L. Nickrent. "Competitive relationships of Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem) from remnant and restored native populations and select cultivated varieties." Functional Ecology 18.3 (2004): 451-457.