Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Invasive plant ecology in natural and agricultural systems.

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Chapter 8 (Page no: 97)

Competition.

This chapter discusses the interaction in plant populations and communities, basics of competition and evidences showing the occurrence of competition. The plant competition for nutrient, water, light, physical space, pollen and pollinators and allelopathy, factors determining the competition outcome, such as competitive traits, environmental factors and time of seedling emergence and density, are also highlighted.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to invasion ecology. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) The distribution and abundance of populations. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) The structure and dynamics of populations. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46) Sexual reproduction. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 58) Asexual reproduction. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 71) From seed to seedling. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 85) Growing up, getting old and dying. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 110) Herbivory, parasitism and mutualism. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 124) Basic community concepts and diversity. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 141) Community dynamics: succession and assembly. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 164) Landscape scales and invasive species. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 177) Molecular ecology: applications for invasive plants. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 186) Plant invasions: a synthesis. Author(s): Booth, B. D., Murphy, S. D., Swanton, C. J.