Carbon Addition as a Countermeasure Against Biological Invasion by Plants

@article{Alpert2004CarbonAA,
  title={Carbon Addition as a Countermeasure Against Biological Invasion by Plants},
  author={Peter D. Wagner Ex Officio Norman R. Alpert and John L. Maron},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={33-40}
}
Increased nitrogen availability is known to favor invasion by non-native plants into natural grasslands. This suggests that decreasing nitrogen availability might serve as a countermeasure against invasion. One way to at least temporarily decrease nitrogen availability to plants is to increase microbial nitrogen uptake by adding carbon to the soil, and sawdust is a carbon source whose low cost could make it a practical conservation tool. To test whether adding sawdust to soil can counter the… CONTINUE READING
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