TitleResistance of native plant functional groups to invasion by medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSheley, R, James, JJ
JournalInvasive Plant Science and Management
Volume3
Pagination294–300
Keywordsinvasive plant, prevention, resortation, weed ecology, weed management
Abstract

Understanding the relative importance of various functional groups in minimizing invasion by medusahead is central to increasing the resistance of native plant communities. The objective of this study was to determine the relative importance of key functional groups within an intact Wyoming big sagebrush–bluebunch wheatgrass community type on minimizing medusahead invasion. Treatments consisted of removal of seven functional groups at each of two sites, one with shrubs and one without shrubs. Removal treatments

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