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Soil biota and invasive plants.
Interactions between plants and soil biota resist invasion by some nonnative plants and facilitate others. In this review, we organize research and ideas about the role of soil biota as drivers ofExpand
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Plant-soil biota interactions and spatial distribution of black cherry in its native and invasive ranges
One explanation for the higher abundance of invasive species in their non-native than native ranges is the escape from natural enemies. But there are few experimental studies comparing the parallelExpand
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Epiphyte host preferences and host traits: mechanisms for species-specific interactions
Abstract. We investigated species-specific relationships among two species of vascular epiphytes and ten host tree species in a coastal plain forest in the southeastern United States. The epiphytesExpand
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Plant-soil feedbacks and mycorrhizal type influence temperate forest population dynamics
Soil biota and plant diversity Soil biota, including symbionts such as mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen-fixing bacteria, as well as fungal and bacterial pathogens, affect terrestrial plant diversityExpand
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Specific Leaf Area Along a Nitrogen Fertilization Gradient
Abstract Specific leaf area was measured for three dominant perennial grass species in a long term nitrogen fertilization experiment in an abandoned field in Minnesota. The specific leaf areaExpand
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Invasive Plants
In this section we looked at invasive plant species, comparing invasive alien plant species (IAPS) listed in four global databases: CAB International Invasive Species Compendium (CABI 2016), theExpand
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Effects of soil biota from different ranges on Robinia invasion: acquiring mutualists and escaping pathogens.
The net effects of soil biota on exotic invaders can be variable, in part, because net effects are produced by many interacting mutualists and antagonists. Here we compared mutualistic andExpand
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Invasion through quantitative effects: intense shade drives native decline and invasive success.
The effects of invasive nonnative species on community composition are well documented. However, few studies have determined the mechanisms by which invaders drive these changes. The literatureExpand
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The primary hypothesis for successful exotic plant invasions is that the invaders have escaped the specialist consumers that control them (Enemy Release Hypothesis). However, few studies haveExpand
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Predicting plant responses to mycorrhizae: integrating evolutionary history and plant traits.
We assessed whether (1) arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization of roots (RC) and/or plant responses to arbuscular mycorrhizae (MR) vary with plant phylogeny and (2) MR and RC can be more accuratelyExpand
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