Impacts of invasive riparian knotweed on litter decomposition, aquatic fungi, and macroinvertebrates

@article{Claeson2013ImpactsOI,
  title={Impacts of invasive riparian knotweed on litter decomposition, aquatic fungi, and macroinvertebrates},
  author={Shannon M. Claeson and Carri J. LeRoy and Jacob R. Barry and Kevin A. Kuehn},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2013},
  volume={16},
  pages={1531-1544}
}
Bohemian knotweed (Polygonum × bohemicum), the hybrid between Japanese and giant knotweed, is the most common invasive knotweed species in western North America and the most difficult to control. Invasive knotweed congeners spread aggressively along streams and establish dense monotypic stands, reducing riparian plant species diversity. Allochthonous organic matter inputs from riparian plants are an important source of energy and nutrients for organisms in small streams. However, little… CONTINUE READING