The widespread invasion of exotic cool-season grasses in mixed-grass rangeland is diminishing the hope of bringing back the natural native plant communities. However, ecophysiological mechanisms explaining the relative competitiveness of these invasive grasses over the native species generally are lacking. We used experimental data collected in south-central North Dakota, USA to address this issue.
Citation: Dong X, Patton J, Gu L, Wang J, Patton B (2014) Leaf Photosynthesis and Plant Competitive Success in a Mixed-grass Prairie: With Reference to Exotic Grasses Invasion. J Ecosys Ecograph 4:152.