Insect assemblages change along a gradient of invasion by a nonnative grass

@article{Litt2010InsectAC,
  title={Insect assemblages change along a gradient of invasion by a nonnative grass},
  author={Andrea R. Litt and Robert J Steidl},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={3449-3463}
}
Because invasions by nonnative plants alter the structure and composition of native plant communities, invasions can alter the function of ecosystems for animals that depend on plants for food and habitat. We quantified effects of an invasion by a nonnative grass on the insect community in grasslands of southeastern Arizona. We sampled insects on 54 1-ha plots established across a gradient of invasion by Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees), a perennial species native to southern… CONTINUE READING

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