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Once A Bully, Always A Bully -- Invasive Non-Native Plants Tend To Be Aggressive Wherever They Find Themselves

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November 17, 1998
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Ecological Society Of America
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In the November issue of Ecological Applications, researchers Carol Horvitz and colleagues from the University of Miami report on research that suggests that nature preserves may not be as safe for conservation of native species as previously believed.

When Hurricane Andrew tore through tropical hardwood forests of southern Florida in 1992, it uprooted trees, stripped off leaves, fruits, flowers, and snapped off tree limbs. Opportunities for plants to recolonize were numerous in the wake of this natural disaster. But those most successful were invasive non-natives who had already gained a foothold in the forests before the hurricane struck.


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Ecological Society Of America. "Once A Bully, Always A Bully -- Invasive Non-Native Plants Tend To Be Aggressive Wherever They Find Themselves." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 17 November 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981117075920.htm>.
Ecological Society Of America. (1998, November 17). Once A Bully, Always A Bully -- Invasive Non-Native Plants Tend To Be Aggressive Wherever They Find Themselves. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981117075920.htm
Ecological Society Of America. "Once A Bully, Always A Bully -- Invasive Non-Native Plants Tend To Be Aggressive Wherever They Find Themselves." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981117075920.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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