Simulated nitrogen deposition enhances the performance of an exotic grass relative to native serpentine grassland competitors

@article{Vallano2012SimulatedND,
  title={Simulated nitrogen deposition enhances the performance of an exotic grass relative to native serpentine grassland competitors},
  author={D. Vallano and P. C. Selmants and E. Zavaleta},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={213},
  pages={1015-1026}
}
  • D. Vallano, P. C. Selmants, E. Zavaleta
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Previous research suggests that atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition may facilitate the invasion and persistence of exotic plant species in serpentine grasslands, but the relative impact of increased N availability on native and exotic competitive dynamics has yet to be clearly elucidated. In this study, we evaluated how increased N deposition affects plant performance and competitive dynamics of five native grasses and forbs (Plantago erecta, Layia gaillardioides, Lasthenia californica, Vulpia… CONTINUE READING
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