Potential local adaptation in populations of invasive reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) across an urbanization gradient

Stephen Hovick, Leah Weston, Kali Mattingly & Charles Day
Urban stressors represent strong selective gradients that can elicit evolutionary change, especially in non-native species that may harbor substantial within-population variability. To test whether urban stressors drive phenotypic differentiation and influence local adaptation, we compared stress responses of populations of a ubiquitous invader, reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea). Specifically, we quantified responses to salt, copper, and zinc additions by reed canary grass collected from four populations spanning an urbanization gradient (natural, rural, moderate urban and...
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