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Insights into the Invasiveness of Non-Native Plants under Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition
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Volume 1, 2014
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Congyan Wang , Institute of Environment and Ecology, School of the Environment and Safety Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China.
Lei Wang , Institute of Environment and Ecology, School of the Environment and Safety Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China.
Yanna Lv , School of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, Weifang Medical University, Weifang, 261053, China.
Chuncan Si , Institute of Environment and Ecology, School of the Environment and Safety Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China.
Hongguang Xiao , Institute of Environment and Ecology, School of the Environment and Safety Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China.
Daolin Du , Institute of Environment and Ecology, School of the Environment and Safety Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China.
Increasing human activities are causing global changes, such as elevated atmospheric nitrogen deposition and increased biological invasions. Both atmospheric nitrogen deposition and biological invasions are recognized as increasingly prominent features of ecological landscapes throughout the world, and their interactions affect the structure and function of global ecosystems. Thus, there is considerable interest in understanding the mechanism of the invasion of non-native plants under atmospheric nitrogen deposition, specifically in terms of global nitrogen cycling and its potential contribution to the ongoing global change in coming decades. We reviewed the invasiveness of non-native plants under atmospheric nitrogen deposition. We discuss gaps in this research topic in an effort to guide further research.
Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition, Global Changes, Invasiveness, Non-Native Plants
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