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  • Aggressive, non-native wetland plants squelch species richness more than dominant natives do

    Even when they dominate a wetland site, native plants, right, tend to coexist with a greater diversity of other native plants than when non-native plants, left, are dominant.

    Even when they dominate a wetland site, native plants, right, tend to coexist with a greater diversity of other native plants than when non-native plants, left, are dominant.

    Photos by Greg Spyreas, Michael Jeffords and Susan Post

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Greg Spyreas, call 217-300-4023; email spyreas@illinois.edu.

    To reach David Zaya, email dzaya1@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Non-native plants have greater impacts because of differing per-capita effects and nonlinear abundance-impact curves” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1111/ele.13284

    Michael Jeffords and Susan Post are wildlife photographers and research affiliates of the Illinois Natural History Survey at the Prairie Research Institute of the U. of I. Their photographs are available here.