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- Portier, Evan; Silver, Whendee L.; Yang, Wendy H.
- Ecology 2019 v.100 no.7 pp. e02716
- perennials, etc ; Lepidium latifolium; ammonium; dormancy; ecosystems; forbs; grasslands; greenhouse gas emissions; growing season; invasive species; microbial biomass; microorganisms; mineralization; nitrate reduction; nitrogen; nitrogen content; nitrogen cycle; nitrous oxide; phenology; river deltas; soil; soil nutrient dynamics; soil organic carbon; California; Show all 24 Subjects
- ... Invasive plants can increase soil nitrogen (N) pools and accelerate soil N cycling rates, but their effect on gross N cycling and nitrous oxide (N₂O) emissions has rarely been studied. We hypothesized that perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) invasion would increase rates of N cycling and gaseous N loss, thereby depleting ecosystem N and causing a negative feedback on invasion. We measured a ...
- Garcia, Loriann C.; Eubanks, Micky D.
- Ecology 2019 v.100 no.3 pp. e02585
- perennials, etc ; Liliopsida; Magnoliopsida; annuals; herbaceous plants; meta-analysis; phytophagous insects; plant-insect relations; vegetative growth; vertebrates; Show all 10 Subjects
- ... Not all herbivory is detrimental to plants. In some cases, plants can compensate for herbivory, maintain growth and fitness following damage, or even overcompensate for herbivory and perform better than if left undamaged. Examples of overcompensation to vertebrate herbivory are well known, but here we review the literature for examples of reproductive overcompensation (i.e., increased production o ...