Soil Biota and Plant Invasions: Biogeographical Effects on Plant-Microbe Interactions

Ragan M. Callaway, Marnie E. Rout

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12 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifty Years of Invasion Ecology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Legacy of Charles Elton
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781444335859
StatePublished - Nov 30 2010


  • Biogeography of invasions
  • Biological invasions and soil pathogens
  • Human-facilitated dispersal-beyond natural geographic limits, escape from pathogens
  • Humans, dispersing invasive species-in new areas, escaping soil-borne natural enemies
  • Microbial mechanisms underlying plant invasions
  • Plant-soil feedbacks-and biogeography of invasions
  • Plant-soil feedbacks-plant rhizospheres, containing parasites and mutualists
  • Role of soil biota on Ammophila-grass has become highly invasive
  • Soil biota and plant invasions-biogeographical effects on plant-microbe interactions
  • Timeline for conceptual developments-role of soil biota in structuring plant communities and exotic plant invasions

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