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dc.contributor.authorYannelli, F.A.
dc.contributor.authorHughes, P.
dc.contributor.authorKollmann, J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-31T11:53:17Z
dc.date.available2017-03-31T11:53:17Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationYannelli, F.A.; Hughes, P.; Kollmann, J. (2017) Preventing plant invasions at early stages of revegetation: The role of limiting similarity in seed size and seed density. Ecological Engineering, 100: 286-290en
dc.identifier.issn0925-8574en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2210
dc.description.abstractRevegetation of roadsides is an opportunity for grassland restoration, yet these habitats are prone to be colonised by invasive alien plant species (IAS). Therefore, the selection of seed mixtures for revegetation should consider potential competition with IAS present in the soil seed bank or arriving by traffic-related seed rain. We investigated whether the limiting similarity hypothesis, in terms of plant seed-size-output strategy, could be used to design native grassland communities resistant to IAS. In a greenhouse experiment, a small- or a large-seeded IAS was sown into factorial combinations of two native communities with small or large seed-size-output strategies at two sowing densities. Height and aboveground biomass of the IAS were measured after four and eight weeks, respectively. Small-seeded native communities at high density were highly effective in suppressing the small- and large-seeded IAS, mostly controlled by a density effect. Thus, limiting similarity in seed-size-output strategy only partly explained resistance to IAS, while density-driven suppression was more effective.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.en
dc.subjectAmbrosia artemisifoliaen
dc.subjectBiotic resistanceen
dc.subjectCompetitionen
dc.subjectDensity-driven suppressionen
dc.subjectIASen
dc.subjectNon-native speciesen
dc.subjectRestorationen
dc.subjectRoadsidersen
dc.subjectSeed mixturesen
dc.subjectSolidago giganteaen
dc.titlePreventing plant invasions at early stages of revegetation: The role of limiting similarity in seed size and seed densityen
dc.typeJournalArticlesen
dc.cibjournalEcological Engineeringen
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