Invasive moss alters patterns in life-history traits and functional diversity of spiders and carabids

@article{Schirmel2012InvasiveMA,
  title={Invasive moss alters patterns in life-history traits and functional diversity of spiders and carabids},
  author={Jens Schirmel and Sascha Buchholz},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={1089-1100}
}
Invasive plants can modify terrestrial habitats and affect the natural faunal composition. In acidic coastal dunes the invasive moss Campylopus introflexus can form dense carpets that largely replace native vegetation. As shown in a previous study, moss invasion affects habitat structure and ground-dwelling arthropod diversity. We suggested that including… CONTINUE READING