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    Plant community associations of two invasive thistles

    To combat the growing problems associated with biological invasions, many researchers have focused on identifying which communities are most vulnerable to invasion by exotic species. However, once established, invasive species can significantly change the composition of the communities they invade. The first step to disentangling the direction of causality is to discern whether a relationship […] More

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    Phenological niches and the future of invaded ecosystems with climate change

    In recent years, research in invasion biology has focused increasing attention on understanding the role of phenology in shaping plant invasions. Multiple studies have found non-native species that tend to flower distinctly early or late in the growing season, advance more with warming or have shifted earlier with climate change compared to native species. In […] More