These authors contributed equally to this work.
The evolution of increased competitive ability, innate competitive advantages, and novel biochemical weapons act in concert for a tropical invader
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2012
© 2012 The Authors. New Phytologist © 2012 New Phytologist Trust
Volume 197, Issue 3, pages 979–988, February 2013
How to Cite
Qin, R.-M., Zheng, Y.-L., Valiente-Banuet, A., Callaway, R. M., Barclay, G. F., Pereyra, C. S. and Feng, Y.-L. (2013), The evolution of increased competitive ability, innate competitive advantages, and novel biochemical weapons act in concert for a tropical invader. New Phytologist, 197: 979–988. doi: 10.1111/nph.12071
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 17 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Received: 13 SEP 2012
- the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Numbers: 31270582, 30830027
- Knowledge Innovation Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Grant Number: KSCX2-YW-Z-1019
- 2009. Evolution of an invasive phenotype: shift to belowground dominance and enhanced competitive ability in the introduced range. Plant Ecology 202: 275–284. , , .
- 2011. Disturbance, resource pulses and invasion: short-term shifts in competitive effects, not growth responses, favour exotic annuals. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 998–1006. , , , , .
- 1995. Evolution of increased competitive ability in invasive non-indigenous plants: a hypothesis. Journal of Ecology 83: 887–889. , .
- 2004. Reduced competitive ability in an invasive plant. Ecology Letters 7: 346–353. , , , .
- 2000. Invasive plants versus their new and old neighbors: A mechanism for exotic invasion. Science 290: 521–523. , .
- 2008. Novel weapons: invasive plant suppresses fungal mutualists in America but not in its native Europe. Ecology 89: 1043–1055. , , , , , , , .
- 2012. Impact of Acroptilon repens on co-occurring native plants is greater in the invader's non-native range. Biological Invasions 14: 1143–1155. , , , , , .
- 2011. Effects of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare L.) interference on germination of introduced and native plant species. Allelopathy Journal 28: 41–51. , .
- 2003. Performance comparisons of co-occurring native and alien invasive plants: Implications for conservation and restoration. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 34: 183–211. .
- 2004. Natural enemy release facilitates habitat expansion of the invasive tropical shrub Clidemia hirta. Ecology 85: 471–483. , , .
- 2008. Founding events in species invasions: genetic variation, adaptive evolution, and the role of multiple introductions. Molecular Ecology 17: 431–449. , .
- 2007. Invasive Buddleja davidii allocates more nitrogen to its photosynthetic machinery than five native woody species. Oecologia 153: 501–510. , , .
- 2009. Evolutionary tradeoffs for nitrogen allocation to photosynthesis versus cell walls in an invasive plant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 1853–1856. , , , , , , .
- 2011. A quicker return energy-use strategy by populations of a subtropical invader in the non-native range: a potential mechanism for the evolution of increased competitive ability. Journal of Ecology 99: 1116–1123. , , , , , .
- 2007. Interspecific competition between alien and native congeneric species. Acta Oecologica 31: 69–78. , , .
- 1988. Modificaciones al sistema de clasificación cimática de Köppen para adaptarlo a las condiciones de la República Mexicana. D. F. México, México: Instituto de Geografía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. .
- 2005. A biogeographical approach to plant invasions: the importance of studying exotics in their introduced and native range. Journal of Ecology 93: 5–15. , , .
- 2011a. The ecosystem and evolutionary contexts of allelopathy. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26: 655–662. , , , .
- 2011b. Volatile chemicals from leaf litter are associated with invasiveness of a neotropical weed in Asia. Ecology 92: 316–324. , , , , , , , , , , et al.
- 2012. Community impacts of Prosopis juliflora invasion: biogeographic and congeneric comparisons. PLoS ONE 7: e44966. , , , , , , , .
- 2002. Exotic plant invasions and the enemy release hypothesis. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 17: 164–170. , .
- 2011. Comparison of phenolic compounds and the effects of invasive and native species in East Asia: support for the novel weapons hypothesis. Ecological Research 26: 87–94. , .
- 2011. Tree invasions: a comparative test of the dominant hypotheses and functional traits. Biological Invasions 13: 1969–1989. , , .
- 2004. Constraints on the utilisation of the invasive Chinese tallow tree Sapium sebiferum by generalist native herbivores in coastal prairies. Ecological Entomology 29: 66–75. , , .
- 2011. Innate and evolutionarily increased advantages of invasive Eupatorium adenophorum over native E. japonicum under ambient and doubled atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Biological Invasions 13: 2703–2714. , , , , , .
- 2011. Intra and interspecific competition among invasive and native species during early stages of plant growth. Plant Ecology 212: 531–542. , , , .
- 2007. Contrasting plant physiological adaptation to climate in the native and introduced range of Hypericum perforatum. Evolution 61: 1912–1924. , , .
- 2004. Rapid evolution of an invasive plant. Ecological Monographs 74: 261–280. , , , , .
- 2007. No difference in competitive ability between invasive north American and native European Lepidium draba populations. Plant Ecology 193: 293–303. , , , , .
- 2010. Acroptilon repens, an Asian invader, has stronger competitive effects on species from America than species from its native range. Biological Invasions 12: 3653–3663. , , , .
- 2001. Allelopathic effects of Chromolaena Odorata L. (R. M. King and Robinson – (Awolowo Plant')) toxin on tomatoes (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill). Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management 5: 69–73. .
- 2001. The population ecology of contemporary adaptations: what empirical studies reveal about the conditions that promote adaptive evolution. Genetica 112–113: 183–198. , .
- 2008. No evidence for trade-offs: Centaurea plants from America are better competitors and defenders. Ecological Monographs 78: 369–386. , , , , .
- 2011. Plant invasions, generalist herbivores, and novel defense weapons. Ecology 92: 829–835. , , , , , , , , .
- 1998. Genetic diversity and origin of siam weed (Chromolaena odorata) in Australia. Weed Technology 12: 27–31. , , , .
- 2001. Genetic differences in growth of an invasive tree species. Ecology Letters 4: 514–518. , .
- 2003. Power and measures of effect size in analysis of variance with fixed versus random nested factors. Psychological Methods 8: 497–517. , .
- 2008. Allelopathic effects of compost of (Chromolaena adenophorum) on transplanted rice and associated weeds in north western Himalayas. Annals of Plant Physiology 22: 180–182. , .
- 2009. Root exudate is allelopathic in invaded community but not in native community: field evidence for the novel weapons hypothesis. Journal of Ecology 97: 641–645. , , , .
- 2003. Are alien plants more competitive than their native conspecifics? A test using Hypericum perforatum L. Oecologia 137: 211–215. , , .
- 2004. Are invasive plant species better competitors than native plant species? Evidence from pair-wise experiments. Oikos 105: 229–238. , .
- 2002. An assessment of the genetic diversity and origin of the invasive weed Chromolaena odorata (L.) King and Robinson in South Africa. MSc thesis, Rhodes University, Drosty Road, Grahamstown, South Africa. .
- 2005. Effects of soil nitrogen levels on morphology, biomass allocation and photosynthesis in Ageratina adenophora and Chromoleana odorata. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica 29: 697–705. , .
- 2010. High competitiveness of a resource demanding invasive Acacia under low resource supply. Plant Ecology 206: 83–96. , , , .
- 2007. Enhanced growth and seed properties in introduced vs. native populations of yellow starthistle (Centaurea soistitialis). Weed Science 55: 465–473. , , , .
- 2008. Different gardens, different results: native and introduced populations exhibit contrasting phenotypes across common gardens. Oecologia 157: 239–248. , , .
- 2010. Effects of disturbance and herbivory on invasive plant abundance at home and abroad. Ecology 91: 1355–1366. , , .
- 2004. Increased susceptibility to enemies following introduction in the invasive plant Silene latifolia. Ecology Letters 7: 813–820. , , .
- 2007. Potential biological control agents of Chromolaena odorata. Chinese Journal of Biological Control 23: 83–88. , .