Intraspecific variation in invasion traits of the exotic grass Aegilops triuncialis
Intraspecific variation is critical for adaptation to novel environments, but is often ignored in studies of invasive species. If intraspecific variation is considered it is most often to compare differences between populations in the home versus invaded ranges, rather than within the invaded range itself. In these works I investigated whether the two most invasive lineages of the exotic grass, Aegilops triuncialis, differed in traits important to invasion-ability. Invasive species can influence nutrient cycling and availability for subsequent generations. Soil nutrient availability is mediated ...
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