Dominant Functional Group Effects on the Invasion Resistance at Different Resource Levels

  title={Dominant Functional Group Effects on the Invasion Resistance at Different Resource Levels},
  author={Jiang Wang and Yuan Ge and Chong-bang Zhang and Yi Bai and Zhao Du},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Functional group composition may affect invasion in two ways the effect of abundance, i.e. dominance of functional group; and the effect of traits, i.e. identity of functional groups. However, few studies have focused on the role of abundance of functional group on invasion resistance. Moreover, how resource availability influences the role of the dominant functional group in invasion resistance is even less understood. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In this experiment, we… CONTINUE READING

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