Competitive and allelopathic effects of the invasive shrub Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian peppertree)

  title={Competitive and allelopathic effects of the invasive shrub Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian peppertree)},
  author={K. Nickerson and S. Flory},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  • K. Nickerson, S. Flory
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • Abstract Non-native plant invasions can suppress biodiversity and alter ecosystem functions, but often the mechanisms underlying the impacts of invasions are unknown. We used a greenhouse mesocosm experiment and a growth chamber germination experiment to evaluate the competitive and allelopathic effects of Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian peppertree) on three tree species and four herbaceous plant species native to Florida’s pine flatwoods communities. Schinus had little effect on the… CONTINUE READING
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