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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
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Invasive species,Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit),
AbstractEvaluates 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.
Suggested CitationC. 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.