Ecology and plant defense of two invasive plants, Hyoscyamus niger and Verbascum thapsus
Understanding the factors that drive non-native plant populations to succeed in a new range and the ecological and biological differences that set introduced populations apart from their native counterparts can provide insight into ecological and evolutionary processes, as well as information crucial to management. In this dissertation, I present research on two different plant species that have been introduced to North America, both of which can now be found across the United States and throughout Canada. Chapters 1 and 2 focus on Hyoscyamus niger (black henbane, Solanaceae), a poisonous and ...
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