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Title: Spread of an invasive grass in closed-canopy deciduous forests across local and regional environmental gradients

Author: Huebner, Cynthia D.;

Date: 2010

Source: Biological Invasions. 12: 2081-2089.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Spread of Microstegium vimineum, an invasive exotic grass, in closed-canopy forests of West Virginia, U.S. was evaluated across a local (roadside to forest interior) and regional (across two geographic provinces) environmental gradient. Seed dispersal distances from roadside populations into forest interiors based on seed rain and soil seed bank data were determined. Colonization and extinction of M. vimineum patches were followed over three years (2005-2007), and spread rate was estimated using a reactiondiffusion model.

Keywords: environmental gradient, forest interiors, invasive plants, Microstegium vimineum, seed dispersal, spread

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Huebner, Cynthia D. 2010. Spread of an invasive grass in closed-canopy deciduous forests across local and regional environmental gradients. Biological Invasions. 12: 2081-2089.


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