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Plant species' origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands.

dc.contributor.author Adler, PB
dc.contributor.author Anderson, TM
dc.contributor.author Bakker, JD
dc.contributor.author Biederman, LA
dc.contributor.author Blumenthal, DM
dc.contributor.author Borer, ET
dc.contributor.author Brown, CS
dc.contributor.author Brudvig, LA
dc.contributor.author Buckley, YM
dc.contributor.author Cadotte, M
dc.contributor.author Chu, C
dc.contributor.author Cleland, EE
dc.contributor.author Cottingham, KL
dc.contributor.author Crawley, MJ
dc.contributor.author Damschen, EI
dc.contributor.author Dantonio, CM
dc.contributor.author Davies, KF
dc.contributor.author DeCrappeo, NM
dc.contributor.author Du, G
dc.contributor.author Fay, PA
dc.contributor.author Firn, J
dc.contributor.author Frater, P
dc.contributor.author Gruner, DS
dc.contributor.author Hagenah, N
dc.contributor.author Harpole, WS
dc.contributor.author Hautier, Y
dc.contributor.author Hector, A
dc.contributor.author Hillebrand, H
dc.contributor.author Hofmockel, KS
dc.contributor.author Humphries, HC
dc.contributor.author Jin, VL
dc.contributor.author Kay, A
dc.contributor.author Kirkman, KP
dc.contributor.author Klein, JA
dc.contributor.author Knops, JMH
dc.contributor.author La Pierre, KJ
dc.contributor.author Ladwig, L
dc.contributor.author Lambrinos, JG
dc.contributor.author Li, Q
dc.contributor.author Li, W
dc.contributor.author Lind, EM
dc.contributor.author MacDougall, AS
dc.contributor.author Marushia, R
dc.contributor.author McCulley, RL
dc.contributor.author Melbourne, BA
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, CE
dc.contributor.author Moore, JL
dc.contributor.author Morgan, J
dc.contributor.author Mortensen, Brent
dc.contributor.author O'Halloran, LR
dc.contributor.author Orrock, JL
dc.contributor.author Prober, SM
dc.contributor.author Pyke, DA
dc.contributor.author Risch, AC
dc.contributor.author Sankaran, M
dc.contributor.author Schuetz, M
dc.contributor.author Seabloom, EW
dc.contributor.author Simonsen, A
dc.contributor.author Smith, Martin D
dc.contributor.author Stevens, CJ
dc.contributor.author Sullivan, L
dc.contributor.author Wolkovich, E
dc.contributor.author Wragg, PD
dc.contributor.author Wright, Justin Prouty
dc.contributor.author Yang, L
dc.coverage.spatial England
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-03T17:38:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-03T17:38:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07-15
dc.identifier https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26173623
dc.identifier ncomms8710
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/15614
dc.description.abstract Exotic species dominate many communities; however the functional significance of species' biogeographic origin remains highly contentious. This debate is fuelled in part by the lack of globally replicated, systematic data assessing the relationship between species provenance, function and response to perturbations. We examined the abundance of native and exotic plant species at 64 grasslands in 13 countries, and at a subset of the sites we experimentally tested native and exotic species responses to two fundamental drivers of invasion, mineral nutrient supplies and vertebrate herbivory. Exotic species are six times more likely to dominate communities than native species. Furthermore, while experimental nutrient addition increases the cover and richness of exotic species, nutrients decrease native diversity and cover. Native and exotic species also differ in their response to vertebrate consumer exclusion. These results suggest that species origin has functional significance, and that eutrophication will lead to increased exotic dominance in grasslands.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof Nat Commun
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1038/ncomms8710
dc.subject Animals
dc.subject Biodiversity
dc.subject Ecosystem
dc.subject Eutrophication
dc.subject Food
dc.subject Grassland
dc.subject Herbivory
dc.subject Introduced Species
dc.subject Nitrogen
dc.subject Phosphorus
dc.subject Plants
dc.subject Soil
dc.subject Vertebrates
dc.title Plant species' origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands.
dc.type Journal article
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26173623
pubs.begin-page 7710
pubs.organisational-group Biology
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Environmental Sciences and Policy
pubs.organisational-group Nicholas School of the Environment
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published online
pubs.volume 6
dc.identifier.eissn 2041-1723


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