Removal of invasive shrubs reduces exotic earthworm populations

@article{Madritch2008RemovalOI,
  title={Removal of invasive shrubs reduces exotic earthworm populations},
  author={Michael D. Madritch and Richard L. Lindroth},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={663-671}
}
Invasive species are a leading threat to native ecosystems, and research regarding their effective control is at the forefront of applied ecology. Exotic facilitation has been credited with advancing the success of several aggressive invasive species. Here, we suggest using the knowledge of exotic facilitations to control invasive earthworm populations. In northern hardwood forests, the invasive shrubs Rhamnus cathartica (buckthorn) and Lonicera x bella (honeysuckle) produce high quality leaf… Expand

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