Allelopathy and exotic plant invasion

  title={Allelopathy and exotic plant invasion},
  author={J. Hierro and R. Callaway},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  • J. Hierro, R. Callaway
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Plant and Soil
  • The primary hypothesis for the astonishing success of many exotics as community invaders relative to their importance in their native communities is that they have escaped the natural enemies that control their population growth – the `natural enemies hypothesis'. However, the frequent failure of introduced biocontrols, weak consumer effects on the growth and reproduction of some invaders, and the lack of consistent strong top-down regulation in many natural ecological systems indicate that… CONTINUE READING
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