The Role of Light and Soil Moisture in Plant Community Resistance to Invasion by Yellow Starthistle ( Centaurea solstitialis )

@inproceedings{Young2013TheRO,
  title={The Role of Light and Soil Moisture in Plant Community Resistance to Invasion by Yellow Starthistle ( Centaurea solstitialis )},
  author={Stephen L Young and Guy B. Kyser and Jacob N Barney and Victor P. Claassen and Joseph M Ditomaso},
  year={2013}
}
To resist establishment by an invasive plant, a community may require one or more species functionally similar to the invader in their resource acquisition pattern. In this study, communities consisting of native winter annual forbs, non-native annual grasses, native perennials, or a combination of the two native communities were established with and without Centaurea solstitialis to determine the effect of soil moisture and light availability on plant community invasion resistance. The annual… CONTINUE READING