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Comparative seed ecology of native and alien plants of open uplands.
Christopher Sean Blaney
Written in English
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COMPARATNE SEED ECOLOGY OF NATIVE AND ALIEN PLANTS OF OPEN UPLANDS Master of Science Chnstopher Sean Blaney Department of Botany University of Toronto Plant invaders may gain an advantage over natives because only enemy-free species are likely.
This book is an excellent starting point for those interested in seed ecology." Jerry M. Baskin "The Ecology of Seeds is written in a lively style, is well edited and attractively laid out, and is very readable.
I highly recommend The Ecology of Seeds to anyone interested in seeds, germination ecology, and regeneration of plant communities."Cited by: Comparative Ecology of the Native and Alien Floras of the British Isles September Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences () 1 INTRODUCTION.
Over the last two decades, the comparative analysis of differences in the traits of native and alien plant species has risen to prominence in the field of plant invasion ecology (reviewed in Pyšek & Richardson, ).Differences in the traits of native and alien species have frequently been proposed as a mechanism to explain the successful invasion of plant communities Cited by: About this book.
When the first edition of this book appeared in it was hailed as a breakthrough in the functional approach to the British flora, and the accounts of the functional ecology of common British vascular plants were widely used in academic research as well as in schemes for the management and conservation of vegetation.
Invasion of non-native plant species, which has a significant impact on the earth’s ecosystems, has greatly increased in recent years due to expanding trade and transport among different countries.
Understanding the ecological principles underlying the invasive process as well as the characteristics of the invasive plants is crucial for making good management decisions to address this. Seed dispersal is crucial for the success and spread of alien plants. Herbivores often establish a dual relationship with plants: antagonist, through herbivory, and mutualist, through seed dispersal.
By consuming plants, herbivores may disperse large amounts of seeds, and can facilitate the spread of alien plants. However, seed dispersal of alien plants by herbivores has been largely Cited by: 1.
As urbanization accelerates, interest is growing in the traits of urban plants. We classified UK vascular plants on the basis of their occurrence along an urban–rural gradient in 26 samples of vegetation from UK 1‐km grid squares, including a wide range of rural habitats and Sheffield and Birmingham, two of the UK's largest by: Seed fall Seedling survival Distance from tree (m) Fig.
Actual patterns of seed fall and seed and seedling survival three months after fruit drop in the toucan dispersed tree, Virola surinamensis, in Panama. Seed and seedling mortal- ity due to Conotrachelus weevil infestations are so heavy under the crown that the seed fallFile Size: 1MB.
Looking for a book that covers the life of a seed from. The Ecology of Seeds was a joy to read. There are Responses of exotic versus native shrubs and vines to winter warm spells and. Synthesis: We provide the first multispecies, taxonomically controlled comparison of size, and fecundity of invasive versus noninvasive plants in their native find that invasive species are bigger, and produce more seeds, even when we account for their differences in size.
Our findings demonstrate that invasive plant species are likely to be invasive as a result of both greater size Cited by: Alien plants may be reproductively limited in exotic habitats because of a lack of mutualistic pollinators. However, if plants are adequately served by generalist pollinators, successful reproduction, naturalisation and expansion into exotic habitats may occur.
Rhododendron ponticum is very successful, ecologically damaging invasive plant in Britain and Ireland, but is in decline in its Cited by: This book is an excellent starting point for those interested in seed ecology." Jerry M. Baskin "The Ecology of Seeds is written in a lively style, is well edited and attractively laid out, and is very readable.
I highly recommend The Ecology of Seeds to anyone interested in seeds, germination ecology, and regeneration of plant communities."5/5(2). Introduction. A major objective in invasion ecology is to identify traits that promote naturalization and invasiveness of alien plant species.
Recent studies indicate that certain traits related to physiology, morphology and reproduction are indeed frequently associated with naturalized and invasive plant species (see Pyšek and Richardson,van Kleunen et al., b).Cited by: When the first edition of this book appeared in it was hailed as a breakthrough in the functional approach to the British flora, and the accounts of the functional ecology of common British vascular plants were widely used in academic research as well as in schemes for the management and conservation of vegetation.5/5(1).
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Intro: Native vs. Non-native Invasive Species A non-native plant species is one that was introduced to an area from somewhere else and did not evolve with the other local plants, insects, birds, fish, and mammals etc. of that area. The term ‘invasive’ is used to describe a non-native species that tends to dominate once it becomes.
We show that apparent competition with an invasive species significantly decreases the population growth rate and persistence of a native species. We expect that apparent competition is an important mechanism in other ecosystems because invasive plants often change habitat structure and plant–consumer by: Novel ecosystems that contain new combinations of invasive alien plants (IAPs) present a challenge for managers.
Yet, control strategies that focus on the removal of the invasive species and/or restoring historical disturbance regimes often do not provide the best outcome for long-term control of IAPs and the promotion of more desirable plant species.
This study seeks to identify the primary Cited by: Differences in germination and seedling establishment of alien and native Impatiens species Rozdíly v klíčivosti semen a vzcházení semenáčů nepůvodních a původních druhů rodu Impatiens Irena P e rg l o vá1, Jan P e rg l1, Hana S k á l o vá1, Lenka Mo r av c o vá1, Vojtěch J a r o š í k2,1 & Petr P y š e k1,2 1Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
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