Testing for allelopathy in invasive plants: it all depends on the substrate!

@article{Parepa2016TestingFA,
  title={Testing for allelopathy in invasive plants: it all depends on the substrate!},
  author={Madalin Parepa and Oliver Bossdorf},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={2975-2982}
}
Invasive plants can affect native plants through competition or allelopathy, and researchers often use pot experiments as a tool to measure the strength of these interactions. Recently, such pot experiments provided inconsistent estimates of the impact and allelopathic potential of invasive knotweed, one of the world’s most successful plant invaders. We suspected that the inconsistencies may be explained by the use of different substrates in different experiments. To test this, we conducted an… CONTINUE READING