Invasion by the Alien Tree Alters Ecosystem Functions in a Temperate Deciduous Forest

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Alien invasive species can affect large areas, often with wide-ranging impacts on ecosystem structure, function, and a widespread invader of European temperate forests, where it tends to form homogeneous stands and limits recruitment of indigenous trees. We hypotesized that invasion bywould be reflected in the nutrient contents of the native species' leaves and in the respiration of invaded plots as efficient resource uptake and changes in nutrient cycling byprobably underly its aggressive invasiveness. We combined data from 48 field plots in the forest of Compiègne, …

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