Biotic resistance, disturbance, and mode of colonization impact the invasion of a widespread, introduced wetland grass.

@article{Kettenring2015BioticRD,
  title={Biotic resistance, disturbance, and mode of colonization impact the invasion of a widespread, introduced wetland grass.},
  author={Karin M. Kettenring and Dennis F. Whigham and Eric L. G. Hazelton and Sally K Gallagher and Heather M Weiner},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={466-80}
}
Disturbance and biotic resistance are important factors driving plant invasions, but how these factors interact for plants with different modes of colonization (i.e., sexual and asexual) is unclear. We evaluated factors influencing the invasion of nonnative Phragmites australis, which has been rapidly expanding in brackish tidal wetlands in Chesapeake Bay. We conducted a survey of naturally occurring small-scale disturbances (removal of vegetation and/or sediment deposition) across four plant… CONTINUE READING

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