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Changes in hardwood forest understory plant communities in response to European earthworm invasions

Author(s): C. M. Hale, L. E. Frelich and P. B. Reich

Month: Jul
Year: 2006

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Ecology
Volume: 87
Issue: 7
Pages: 1637-1649

Article Topic(s): Invasive species,Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit),

Abstract

Evaluates the effects of the invasion of European earthworms in earthworm-free northern hardwood forests. At the leading edge of the invasion, increasing earthworm biomass was associated with decreasing diversity and abundance of herbaceous plants.

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C. M. Hale, L. E. Frelich and P. B. Reich. "Changes in hardwood forest understory plant communities in response to European earthworm invasions." Ecology 87.7 (2006): 1637-1649.

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