Soil fertility alters the nature of plant–resource interactions in invaded grassland communities

  title={Soil fertility alters the nature of plant–resource interactions in invaded grassland communities},
  author={W. Brett Mattingly and Heather L. Reynolds},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
Resource competition theory suggests that the nature of diversity–resource–invasibility interactions will vary along fertility gradients, concurrent with changes in the relative availability of limiting above- versus below-ground resources. Experimental support for this contingency is lacking. Here, we manipulated resident diversity, baseline fertility, and the availabilities of light and soil nitrogen in grassland communities invaded by two functionally distinct non-native plant species… CONTINUE READING
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