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Invasive N-fixer impacts on litter decomposition driven by changes to soil properties not litter quality
Invasive nitrogen (N)-fixing plants often fundamentally change key ecosystem functions, particularly N-cycling. However, the consequences of this for litter decomposition, and the mechanisms that underpin ecosystem responses, ...
No single driver of biodiversity: Divergent responses of multiple taxa across land use types
(Ecological Society of America, 2017-11-17)
Understanding the responses of biodiversity to different land use regimes is critical for managing biodiversity in the face of future land use change. However, there is still significant uncertainty around how consistent ...
Loss of functional diversity and network modularity in introduced plant–fungal symbioses
(Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company, 2017-01-01)
The introduction of alien plants into a new range can result in the loss of co-evolved symbiotic organisms, such as mycorrhizal fungi, that are essential for normal plant physiological functions. Prior studies of mycorrhizal ...
Evolutionary dynamics of tree invasions: Complementing the unified framework for biological invasions
(Oxford University Press on behalf of Annals of Botany Company, 2017-01)
Evolutionary processes greatly impact the outcomes of biological invasions. An extensive body of research suggests that invasive populations often undergo phenotypic and ecological divergence from their native sources. ...
Using DNA metabarcoding to assess New Zealand’s terrestrial biodiversity
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2017)
© New Zealand Ecological Society. High throughput DNA sequencing technology has enabled entire biological communities to be characterised from DNA derived from pools of organisms, such as bulk-collected invertebrates, or ...