COMMUNITY INVASIBILITY, RECRUITMENT LIMITATION, AND GRASSLAND BIODIVERSITY

@article{Tilman1997COMMUNITYIR,
  title={COMMUNITY INVASIBILITY, RECRUITMENT LIMITATION, AND GRASSLAND BIODIVERSITY},
  author={David Tilman},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={78},
  pages={81-92}
}
  • D. Tilman
  • Published 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecology
Plant species composition, species abundances, and species richness were strongly recruitment limited in a 4-yr experiment in which seeds of up to 54 species were added to patches of native grassland. Four field seasons after a one-time addition of seed, many added species were still present and reproducing, with plots seeded at the highest rate having species richness that was 83% greater and total plant cover that was 31% greater than controls. Total plant community cover increased… 

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