Effects of Nitrogen and Salinity on Growth and Competition Between a Native Grass and an Invasive Congener

  title={Effects of Nitrogen and Salinity on Growth and Competition Between a Native Grass and an Invasive Congener},
  author={Annette Kolb and Peter D. Wagner Ex Officio Norman R. Alpert},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
Numerous studies show that an increase in the availability of limiting resources can increase invasion by non-native plants into natural communities. One possible explanation is that the ability of natives to compete with non-natives tends to decrease when resource availability is increased. We tested this hypothesis in a competition experiment using two closely matched plant species and two environmental factors related to limiting resources in a coastal grassland system on Bodega Head in… CONTINUE READING

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