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Responding to change : phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation, case studies using native and invasive Erodium species

Davidson, Amy Michelle


Phenotypic plasticity is often postulated to play a role in plant invasions. This thesis explores the role of plasticity in plant invasions with particular emphasis on responses to water availability. The thesis employed two main approaches; the first was a meta-analysis of published literature. The second approach was the use of greenhouse experiments on populations of a congeneric native (Erodium crinitum) - invasive (E. cictuarium ) species pair using seed collected along a natural rainfall...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514cb0835d0


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