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Old 09-29-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default Tallamy, non natives, declining biodiversity beyond insects

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0928155900.htm

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"You get this compounding effect where you have a lower diversity of herbivores per tree but then you also are getting more similar species as you move between trees species and among sites, so you end up with even less diverse communities than you would expect," said Burghardt.

They found this to be especially true of non-native plants that had no close native relative.
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1.Karin T. Burghardt, Douglas W. Tallamy. Not all non-natives are equally unequal: reductions in herbivore β-diversity depend on phylogenetic similarity to native plant community. Ecology Letters, 2015; 18 (10): 1087 DOI: 10.1111/ele.12492

ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 September 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150928155900.htm>.
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The evidence keeps building...I hope this brings more and more support for natives from the general public.
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