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Life-history Habitat Matching in Invading Non-native Plant Species

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Catherine S Crosier, Debra A Guenther, Geneva W Chong, Paul H Evangelista, and Thomas J Stohlgren, Life-history Habitat Matching in Invading Non-native Plant Species: .

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We briefly reviewed the literature on habitat matching in invading non-native plant species. Then we hypothesized that the richness and cover of native annual and perennial plant species integrate complex local information of vegetation and soils that would help to predict invasion success by similarly adapted non-native plant species. We tested these ‘life-history habitat matching’ relationships in 603 0.1-ha plots, including 294 plots in Colorado, which were relatively high for the cover of native perennial plant species, and for 309 0.1-ha plots in southern Utah, which were relatively high in the cover of native annual plant species. We found strong positive relationships between the richness and foliar cover for both native [...]

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