Rapid nitrogen and phosphorus homeostasis transformation in Eupatorium adenophorum during invasion

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Abstract

Exotic plants can compete well with native species because many invasive species are considered better nutrient users in both low- and high-resource environments. However, whether invasive plants can outperform native plants at all stages of invasion is not very clear. We investigated the nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and N:P homeostasis of an invasive Eupatorium adenophorum and a co-occurring native plant Artemisia argyi in an area across the five invasion stages of E. adenophorum. The N homeostasis (HN) of E. adenophorum was higher than that of A. argyi, whereas the P and N:P homeostasis (HP and HN/P) were higher for A. argyi. For E. adenophorum, HN decreased, but HP and HN /P increased with the invasion time. For A. argyi, HN /P increased, HP and HN remained stable with the invasion time. The results demonstrated that E. adenophorum could maintain higher HN during invasion stages when N was limited and could maintain higher HN and HP at invasion stages when P was more limited. This rapid nitrogen and phosphorus homeostasis transformation of invasive E. adenophorum during its invasion stages guarantees its stronger competitive ability over native species and promotes its invasion success.

Detaljer

Författare
  • A. P. Wu
  • L. Liu
  • L. Y. Qi
  • W. Zhong
  • Y. S. Liang
  • F. L. Chen
  • F. F. He
  • Y. H. Wang
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Hunan Agricultural University
  • Yunnan University
  • Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)387-395
TidskriftWeed Research
Volym59
Utgåva nummer5
Tidigt onlinedatum2019
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa