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Restoration ecology of ecosystems invaded by Triadica sebifera (Chinese tallow tree): theory and practice
Invasive exotic species threaten biodiversity and ecosystem functions globally, creating need for and encumbering ecological restoration. When restoring exotic plant-dominated ecosystems, reinvasion pressure is the rate ...
Specificity in the ecology and evolution of plant defense against herbivores: Identity and history
Biotic interactions can structure communities, drive succession, and account for patterns of biodiversity, yet we currently know little about how multiple biotic factors interact to influence traits in ecological and ...
Examining competitive interaction between Rasberry crazy ants (Paratrechina sp.nr. pubens) and red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) using laboratory and field studies
Studying nonnative species soon after their introduction is critical to understanding their risk of becoming widely invasive and determining effective methods of control. I conducted laboratory and field experiments on the ...
Multiple invasions: invader interactions and multiple anthropogenic factors in wetland communities
Ecosystems invaded by one invader often contain abundant populations of other invaders. This may reflect facilitative invader interactions, common response to anthropogenic factors (nutrient enrichment and/or climate ...
An investigation of the allelopathic potential of Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum [L.] Roxb.)
Invasive species can cause significant changes to their introduced environments. A set of experiments was conducted to determine whether Sapium sebiferum exhibits allelopathic effects on neighboring plants in its introduced ...
Understanding belowground community regulation in an invaded forest
Soil organisms have the potential to strongly influence plant species performance and survival and are in turn influenced by interactions with plants. These interactions can cause changes in the soil biota that influence ...