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dc.contributor.advisorHouseman, Gregory R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCoykendall, Katherineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:52:04Z
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:52:04Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationCoykendall, Katherine (2011). Competition and Allelopathy in Invasive Lespedeza cuneata. -- In Proceedings: 7th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 60-61en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/3573
dc.descriptionSecond Place winner of poster presentations at the 7th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 4, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionResearch completed at the Department of Biologyen_US
dc.description.abstractInvasive species such as Lespedeza cuneata (sericea) can have detrimental effects on invaded ecosystems. One proposed explanation for invasive success such as sericea is production of allelopathic chemicals that suppress adjacent native species. We tested this hypothesis in a greenhouse experiment in which a native grass was grown with sericea and alone. Three different treatments were factored among the pots. These treatments include different soil histories, autoclaving the soil, and an extract made from mature sericea. After twelve weeks plants were collected, dried and biomass recorded. Results indicated that the soil history has an effect on sericea biomass. This suggests that sericea may be able to change the soil microbial communities over time, leading to long-term negative effects on surrounding native plants.en_US
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dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASPen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.7en_US
dc.titleCompetition and Allelopathy in Invasive Lespedeza cuneataen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US


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