Extended leaf phenology: a secret of successful invaders?
Article first published online: 7 OCT 2013
© 2013 International Association for Vegetation Science
Journal of Vegetation Science
Volume 24, Issue 6, pages 975–976, November 2013
How to Cite
Rejmánek, M. (2013), Extended leaf phenology: a secret of successful invaders?. Journal of Vegetation Science, 24: 975–976. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12116
- Issue published online: 7 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 7 OCT 2013
Smith (2013), in this issue, reviews the consequences of extended leaf phenology of invasive plant species in native deciduous forests. How important is early leaf emergence and/or late leaf senescence for the success of non-native species? What are the direct and indirect impacts on invaded communities and ecosystems? We are just at the very early stage in answering such questions.