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Pathogen accumulation and long‐term dynamics of plant invasions
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This research aims to improve the understanding and ability to predict the outcomes of biological invasions by determining the long-term outcomes of pathogen accumulation on invasive species. Expand
Fungal Planet description sheets: 128–153
Novel species of microfungi described in the present study include the following from Australia: Catenulostroma corymbiae from Corymbia, Devriesia stirlingiae from Stirlingia, Penidiella carpentariaeExpand
Fungal Planet description sheets: 154–213
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Novel species of microfungi described in the present study include the following from South Africa: Camarosporium aloes, Phaeococcomyces aloes and Phoma aloes from Aloe, and D. psoraleae-pinnatae from Psoralea, Colletotrichum euphorbiae from Euphorbia, as well as three new species from Mexico. Expand
Improving methods to evaluate the impacts of plant invasions: lessons from 40 years of research
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The authors recommend utilization of longer-term studies that combine broad-scale observations, experimental manipulations, and predictive modelling across diverse invader functional groups and affected ecosystems to provide more comprehensive insight into the impacts of plant invasions. Expand
Assessing the Invasion Risk of Eucalyptus in the United States Using the Australian Weed Risk Assessment
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The traits that significantly contribute to a high invasion risk conclusion include having prolific seed production and a short generation time and selection against these traits should reduce the probability that eucalypts cultivated in the USA will become invasive threats to natural areas and agricultural systems. Expand
Experimental evidence for indirect facilitation among invasive plants
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It is demonstrated that an initial plant invasion associated with suppression of resident species and increased resource availability can facilitate a secondary plant invasion, and positive interactions among species with similar habitat requirements, but offset phenologies, may exacerbate invasions and their impacts on native ecosystems. Expand
Competitive context alters plant–soil feedback in an experimental woodland community
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These results indicate a net negative soil microbial feedback when native plants and M. vimineum are grown in competitive mixture, but not when they are grown separately, and show that the importance of soil feedback can change with competitive context. Expand
Experimental approaches for evaluating the invasion risk of biofuel crops
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Empirical screening will greatly improve the ability to determine if the benefits of a proposed biofuel species outweigh the projected risks of invasions, and make recommendations for incremental tests from small-scale experiments to widespread, controlled introductions. Expand
Grazing enhances belowground carbon allocation, microbial biomass, and soil carbon in a subtropical grassland
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It is found that grazing exclusion was associated with dramatically less overall belowground allocation, with lower root biomass, fine root exudates, and microbial biomass, and grazed pasture contained greater total SOC, and a larger fraction of SOC that originated from plant tissue deposition, suggesting that higher root litter deposition under grazing promotes greater SOC. Expand
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