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The enemy release and EICA hypothesis revisited: incorporating the fundamental difference between specialist and generalist herbivores
The success of invasive plants has been attributed to their escape from natural enemies and subsequent evolutionary change in allocation from defence to growth and reproduction. In common gardenExpand
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Plant diversity effects on soil heterotrophic activity in experimental grassland ecosystems
The loss of plant species from terrestrial ecosystems may cause changes in soil decomposer communities and in decomposition of organic material with potential further consequences for other ecosystemExpand
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Numerical responses of different trophic groups of invertebrates to manipulations of plant diversity in grasslands
Abstract. We studied the effects of plant diversity on abundance of invertebrate herbivores, parasitoids and predators in two grassland communities (one in Switzerland and one in Sweden) in whichExpand
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Biological Flora of the British Isles: Robinia pseudoacacia
Summary This account presents information on all aspects of the biology of Robinia pseudoacacia L. that are relevant to understanding its ecological characteristics and behaviour. The main topicsExpand
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Local adaptation enhances performance of common plant species
Geographic variation can lead to the evolution of different local varieties, even in widespread forage plants. We investigated the performance of common forage plants in relation to their geneticExpand
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Do allelopathic compounds in invasive Solidago canadensis s.l. restrain the native European flora
1. One mechanism explaining the success of invasive weeds may be the production and release of allelopathic compounds by the invader that, due to a lack of co-evolutionary history, have harmfulExpand
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Above-ground resource use increases with plant species richness in experimental grassland ecosystems
1. Diversity effects on canopy structure and the use of space and light were investigated in experimental grassland communities of one, two, four, eight or 32 species and of one, two or threeExpand
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Root hemiparasites and plant diversity in experimental grassland communities.
Summary 1  We studied the relationship between the diversity of grassland communities and the effects of the generalist hemiparasitic plant Rhinanthus alectorolophus. We compared resistanceExpand
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Soil feedbacks of plant diversity on soil microbial communities and subsequent plant growth
Abstract The influence of plant diversity on belowground ecosystem processes and feedbacks of the latter on plant growth are still largely unexplored. A previous field experiment showed positiveExpand
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