Allelopathic effect of a native species on a major plant invader in Europe

@article{Christina2015AllelopathicEO,
  title={Allelopathic effect of a native species on a major plant invader in Europe},
  author={Mathias Christina and Soraya Rouifed and Sara Puijalon and F{\'e}lix Vallier and Guillaume Meiffren and Floriant Bellvert and Florence Piola},
  journal={The Science of Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={102},
  pages={1-8}
}
Biological invasions have become a major global issue in ecosystem conservation. As formalized in the “novel weapon hypothesis”, the allelopathic abilities of species are actively involved in invasion success. Here, we assume that allelopathy can also increase the biotic resistance of native species against invasion. We tested this hypothesis by studying the impact of the native species Sambucus ebulus on the colonization of propagules of the invasive species Fallopia x bohemica and the… CONTINUE READING