Clonal functional traits favor the invasive success of alien plants into native communities

Yong-Jian Wang, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Duo Chen, Dao-Lin Du, Heinz Müller-Schärer & Fei-Hai Yu
Functional traits are frequently proposed to determine the invasiveness of alien species. However, few empirical studies have directly manipulated functional traits and tested their importance in the invasion success of alien species into native plant communities, particularly under global change. We manipulated clonal integration (a key clonal functional trait) of four alien clonal plants by severing inter-ramet connections or keeping them intact, and simulated their invasion into native plant communities with two levels of species...
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