Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

CABI Book Chapter

Invasive plant ecology and management: linking processes to practice.

Book cover for Invasive plant ecology and management: linking processes to practice.


This series addresses all topics relating to invasive species, including biosecurity surveillance, mapping and modeling, economics of invasive species and species interactions in plant invasions. Aimed at researchers, upper-level students and policy makers, titles in the series provide international coverage of topics related to invasive species, including both a synthesis of facts and discussions...

Chapter 4 (Page no: 57)

Resource pool dynamics: conditions that regulate species interactions and dominance.

In this chapter we detail resource pools as a common currency for species interactions and demonstrate that under standing how plants modify resource availability for other species can lead to an improved framework for making decisions to manage invasive species. The resource pools and fluxes, plant modification of resource pools, modification of a resource pool by one species, species in a community that do not rely on identical resource pools, interactions among species mediated by resource pools, resource pool dynamics and invasive species, managing resource pools to influence invasive plant abundance, and management scenarios are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Managing invasive species in heterogeneous ecosystems. Author(s): Brown, J. R., Bestelmeyer, B. T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Linking disturbance regimes, vegetation dynamics, and plant strategies across complex landscapes to mitigate and manage plant invasions. Author(s): Fuhlendorf, S. D., Allred, B. W., Elmore, R. D., Engle, D. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 36) Land-use legacy effects of cultivation on ecological processes. Author(s): Morris, L. R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 79) Invasive plant impacts on soil properties, nutrient cycling, and microbial communities. Author(s): Grant, T. A., III, Paschke, M. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 107) Weather variability, ecological processes, and optimization of soil micro-environment for rangeland restoration. Author(s): Hardegree, S. P., Cho, J., Schneider, J. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 122) The effects of plant-soil feedbacks on invasive plants: mechanisms and potential management options. Author(s): Eviner, V. T., Hawkes, C. V.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 142) Species performance: the relationship between nutrient availability, life history traits, and stress. Author(s): James, J. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 154) Reducing invasive plant performance: a precursor to restoration. Author(s): DiTomaso, J. M., Barney, J. N.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 176) Revegetation: using current technologies and ecological knowledge to manage site availability, species availability, and species performance. Author(s): Mangold, J. M.