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Research from State University of New York provide new insights into plant ecology
November 21st, 2008
"Here we investigate the long-cited pattern that throughout the eastern United States, Solidago species (goldenrods), and in particular S. canadensis displace Aster species and dominate old-field communities. Theory predicts that such a ubiquitous pattern of repeated dominance should be linked to competitive ability for a limiting resource," scientists writing in the journal Plant Ecology report.
"However, no one has investigated this possibility in old-fields, representing a potentially significant gap in our understanding of a common human-altered environment. We tested the hypothesis that S. canadensis is the superior competitor for light compared to other common...
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Source: Energy and Ecology Business (2008-11-21)