Nitrogen enrichment contributes to positive responses to soil microbial communities in three invasive plant species

@article{Valliere2016NitrogenEC,
  title={Nitrogen enrichment contributes to positive responses to soil microbial communities in three invasive plant species},
  author={Justin M Valliere and Edith B. Allen},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={2349-2364}
}
Increased resource availability and feedbacks with soil biota have both been invoked as potential mechanisms of plant invasion. Nitrogen (N) deposition can enhance invasion in some ecosystems, and this could be the result of increased soil N availability as well as shifts in soil biota. In a two-phase, full-factorial greenhouse experiment, we tested effects of N availability and N-impacted soil communities on growth responses of three Mediterranean plant species invasive in California: Bromus… CONTINUE READING