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Common and rare plant species respond differently to fertilisation and competition, whether they are alien or native

Common and rare plant species respond differently to fertilisation and competition, whether they are alien or native

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DAWSON, Wayne, Markus FISCHER, Mark VAN KLEUNEN, 2012. Common and rare plant species respond differently to fertilisation and competition, whether they are alien or native. In: Ecology Letters. 15(8), pp. 873-880. ISSN 1461-023X. eISSN 1461-0248. Available under: doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01811.x

@article{Dawson2012-08Commo-19501, title={Common and rare plant species respond differently to fertilisation and competition, whether they are alien or native}, year={2012}, doi={10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01811.x}, number={8}, volume={15}, issn={1461-023X}, journal={Ecology Letters}, pages={873--880}, author={Dawson, Wayne and Fischer, Markus and van Kleunen, Mark} }

Fischer, Markus Plant traits associated with alien invasiveness may also distinguish rare from common native species. To test this, we grew 23 native (9 common, 14 rare) and 18 alien (8 common, 10 rare) herbaceous species in Switzerland from six plant families under nutrient-addition and competition treatments. Alien and common<br />species achieved greater biomass than native and rare species did overall respectively. Across alien and native origins, common species increased total biomass more strongly in response to nutrient addition than rare species did and this difference was not confounded by habitat dissimilarities. There was a weak tendency for common species to survive competition better than rare species, which was also independent of origin. Overall, our study suggests that common alien and native plant species are not fundamentally different in their responses to nutrient addition and competition. terms-of-use Dawson, Wayne eng van Kleunen, Mark 2012-07-04T09:17:58Z van Kleunen, Mark 2013-08-31T22:25:04Z First publ. in: Ecology Letters ; 15 (2012), 8. - S. 873-880 Dawson, Wayne Common and rare plant species respond differently to fertilisation and competition, whether they are alien or native Fischer, Markus 2012-08

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