J Plant Ecol ›› 2016, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (2): 180-186.doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtv040

• Research Articles • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Invasive grasses consistently create similar plant-soil feedback types in soils collected from geographically distant locations

Lora B. Perkins1,*, Gary Hatfield2 and Erin K. Espeland3   

  1. 1 Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University, 1 N. Campus Dr., Brookings, SD 57007, USA; 2 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, South Dakota State University, 100 Admin Lane, Brookings, SD 57007, USA; 3 Pest Management Research Unit, USDA-ARS NPARL, 1500 North Central Ave, Sidney, MT 59270, USA
  • Received:2014-11-06 Accepted:2015-04-26 Online:2015-05-04 Published:2016-03-24
  • Contact: Perkins, Lora E-mail:perkinslb@gmail.com

Abstract: Aims Plants of similar life forms and closely related species have been observed to create similar types of plant–soil feedbacks (PSFs). However, investigations of the consistency of PSFs within species have not yielded clear results. For example, it has been reported that species create different types of PSFs in their native and introduced ranges. The aim of this project is to examine if four species create similar PSF types from soils collected from widely distributed areas within their introduced range. The soil for this project was collected from three areas in western North America. With this design, we aim to determine species- and site-specific ability to create PSFs and if the type of PSF created is consistent in all soil from all three collection areas. The species examined are Agropyron cristatum, Centaurea solstitialis, Poa pratensis and Taeniatherum caput-medusae.
Methods We used three-field collected soils (from northern Nevada, western Montana and eastern Montana) in a two-phase greenhouse experiment to quantify the type of PSFs created by four invasive species. The first phase was a conditioning phase wherein each invasive species created species-specific changes to the soil. The second phase of the experiment was the response phase wherein both the conditioning species and a native phytometer were grown in the conditioned soil and in unconditioned (control) soil. The final aboveground biomass was used to evaluate the effect of conditioning and to determine the type of PSF created by each invasive species.
Important findings Our results suggest that three of our four study species did show consistency in relation to PSF. Two species A. cristatum and T. caput-medusae consistently created PSF types that benefit conspecifics more than heterospecifics (and thus are 'invasive' PSF types) and P. pratensis consistently exhibited no, or 'neutral', feedbacks. The fourth species (C. solstitialis) was inconsistent: in one soil, no feedback was created; in other soil, an invasive PSF was created and in the last soil, a feedback that relatively benefited the native phytometer was created. Thus, PSFs appear to uniformly contribute to the success of two species (A. cristatum and T. caput-medusae) but not C. solstitialis nor P. pratensis.

Key words: plant-soil feedback, invasion, niche construction

[1] Wagner A. Chiba de Castro, Rafael O. Xavier, Federico H. L. Garrido, Jair H. C. Romero, Cleto K. Peres and Ruberval C. da Luz. Fraying around the edges: negative effects of the invasive Tradescantia zebrina Hort. ex Bosse (Commelinaceae) on tree regeneration in the Atlantic Forest under different competitive and environmental conditions [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2019, 12(4): 713-721.
[2] Chika Egawa, Takeshi Osawa, Tomoko Nishida and Yasuto Furukawa. Relative importance of biological and human-associated factors for alien plant invasions in Hokkaido, Japan [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2019, 12(4): 673-681.
[3] Duo Chen, Hao Xiong, Chang-Gen Lin, Wei He, Zhuo-Wen Zhang, Hui Wang and Yong-Jian Wang. Clonal integration benefits invasive alien plants under water variability in a native community [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2019, 12(3): 574-582.
[4] Robert J. Warren II, Matt Candeias, Adam Labatore, Michael Olejniczak and Lin Yang. Multiple mechanisms in woodland plant species invasion [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2019, 12(2): 201-209.
[5] Alexander Kofi Anning, Bridget Gyamfi and Angelina Tima Effah. Broussonetia papyrifera controls nutrient return to soil to facilitate its invasion in a tropical forest of Ghana [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2018, 11(6): 909-918.
[6] Hong Wang, Ling Zhang, Xiaochi Ma, Jianwen Zou, Evan Siemann. The effects of elevated ozone and CO2 on growth and defense of native, exotic and invader trees [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2018, 11(2): 266-272.
[7] David U. Nagy, Szilvia Stranczinger, Aliz Godi, Anett Weisz, Christoph Rosche, Jan Suda, Mark Mariano, Robert W. Pal. Does higher ploidy level increase the risk of invasion? A case study with two geo-cytotypes of Solidago gigantea Aiton (Asteraceae) [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2018, 11(2): 317-327.
[8] Xiaolong Huang, Ligong Wang, Xin Guan, Yuanyuan Gao, Chunhua Liu, Dan Yu. The root structures of 21 aquatic plants in a macrophyte-dominated lake in China [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2018, 11(1): 39-46.
[9] Conor M. Redmond, Jane C. Stout. Breeding system and pollination ecology of a potentially invasive alien Clematis vitalba L. in Ireland [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2018, 11(1): 56-63.
[10] Teresa L. Clark, Basil V. Iannone III, Songlin Fei. Metrics for macroscale invasion and dispersal patterns [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2018, 11(1): 64-72.
[11] Marco A. Molina-Montenegro, Alejandro del Pozo, Ernesto Gianoli. Ecophysiological basis of the Jack-and-Master strategy: Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) as an example of a successful invader [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2018, 11(1): 147-157.
[12] Claire E. Wainwright, John M. Dwyer, Richard J. Hobbs, Margaret M. Mayfield. Diverse outcomes of species interactions in an invaded annual plant community [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2017, 10(6): 918-926.
[13] Paula Lorenzo, Jonatan Rodríguez, Luís González, Susana Rodríguez-Echeverría. Changes in microhabitat, but not allelopathy, affect plant establishment after Acacia dealbata invasion [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2017, 10(4): 610-617.
[14] Justin S. H. Wan, Stephen P. Bonser. Enemy release at range edges: do invasive species escape their herbivores as they expand into new areas? [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2016, 9(5): 636-647.
[15] Hao Wu, Juli Carrillo, Jianqing Ding. Invasion by alligator weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides, is associated with decreased species diversity across the latitudinal gradient in China [J]. J Plant Ecol, 2016, 9(3): 311-319.
Viewed
Full text


Abstract

Cited

  Shared   
  Discussed   
[1] Jie Wu, Xin Zhao, Wei Ning. Micro-morphological Characteristics of Taraxacum F. H. Wigg. Seeds from Northeastern China and Taxonomic Significance[J]. Chin Bull Bot, 2011, 46(4): 437 -446 .
[2] JIANG Gao-Ming and HE Wei-Ming. A quick New Method for Determining Light Response Curves of Photosynthesis Under Field Light Conditions[J]. Chin Bull Bot, 1999, 16(06): 712 -718 .
[3] Gan Xie, Jiade Bai, Jingxian Xu, Hui Hao, Jinfeng Li, Yifeng Yao, Linyuan Zhang, Chengsen Li, Jian Yang, Yufei Wang. Research Advances in the Vegetation and Climate of the Beijing Region, North China Since the Holocene[J]. Chin Bull Bot, 2016, 51(6): 872 -881 .
[4] Zhang Zhen-jue. Studies on Callose Distribution in Cell Walls During Ovule Development in Angiosperms[J]. Chin Bull Bot, 1988, 5(02): 82 -83 .
[5] MA Zong-Bin, WANG Xiao-Chun, HE Jian-Guo, MA Xin-Ming. EFFECTS OF NITROGEN FORMS ON ENDOGENOUS PLANT HORMONES CONTENT IN DIFFERENT ORGANS OF WHEAT AFTER ANTHESIS[J]. Chin J Plan Ecolo, 2006, 30(6): 991 -997 .
[6] ZHAO Zhu-Qing;WANG Yua-Han and WU Li-Shu. Effect of Boron Deficiency on Ethylene Release of Cotton, Cucumber and Rape[J]. Chin Bull Bot, 1998, 15(02): 63 -66 .
[7] Yao Bi-qing and Xie Guang-sheng. The Essential Amino Acid Contents of Dark Rice[J]. Chin Bull Bot, 1990, 7(01): 43 -44 .
[8] Yu Chen;Dajian Pan;Yanying Qu;Zhilan Fan;Jianyou Chen;Chen Li* . Analysis of Genetic Structure by Simple Sequence Repeat Markers in Seven Oryza rufipogon Griff. Populations from Gaozhou[J]. Chin Bull Bot, 2008, 25(04): 430 -436 .
[9] Jin Liu;Huali Tian;Yahong Wang;Aiguang Guo. Overexpression of a Novel Antifungal Protein Gene GNK2-1 Results in Elevated Resistance of Transgenic Cucumber to Fusarium oxysporum[J]. Chin Bull Bot, 2010, 45(04): 411 -418 .
[10] WEN Da-Zhi, WEI Ping, KONG Guo-Hui, YE Wan-Hui. Production and Turnover Rate of Fine Roots in Two Lower Subtropical Forest Sites at Dinghushan[J]. Chin J Plan Ecolo, 1999, 23(4): 361 -369 .