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Plant ecology

Resourceful invaders

Plant species that colonize new environments tend to favour habitats with ample water and nutrients. But invasive plants can be more efficient in their use of resources than that observation might imply.

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Seastedt, T. Resourceful invaders. Nature 446, 985–986 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/446985a

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