Heather L. Reynolds
Indiana University
EcologyPlant communitySpecies richnessBotanyBiology
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Despite the ubiquity of multiple plant invasions, the underlying mechanisms of invasive-invasive interactions remain relatively unknown. Given the importance of plant–soil feedback (PSF) in contributing to single species invasions, it may be an important factor influencing invasive–invasive species interactions as well. PSF between multiple invaders has rarely been examined, but could inform the nature of invasive–invasive interactions and advance understanding of how multiple invaders impact pl...
#1Savannah I. Bennett (IU: Indiana University)
#2Chelsea Howard (IU: Indiana University)
Last. Heather L. Reynolds (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 27
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Plant-soil feedback (PSF), the process by which plants influence con- or heterospecifics via alteration of abiotic or biotic soil properties, is a known driver of plant coexistence and invasion. Yet there is limited understanding of how PSF interacts with other important drivers of plant community structure and dynamics, such as aboveground herbivory. Aboveground herbivory and PSFs are ubiquitous processes in plant communities, but traditional PSF experiments in the greenhouse eliminate herbivor...
#1Heather L. ReynoldsH-Index: 27
#2Leslie Brandt (USFS: United States Forest Service)H-Index: 13
Last. Songlin Fei (Purdue University)H-Index: 19
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Urban areas around the world are increasingly investing in networks of urban forests, gardens, and other forms of green infrastructure for their benefits, including enhanced livability, sustainability, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Proactive planning for climate change requires anticipating potential climate change impacts to green infrastructure and adjusting management strategies accordingly. We apply climate change projections for the Midwest US state of Indiana to assess the ...
#1Emma Oschrin (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 1
#2Heather L. Reynolds (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 27
Co-occurring invasive plants are an understudied yet common phenomenon, and likely to become even more frequent with climate change-driven range shifts. Invasive–invasive interactions can be competitive, neutral, or facilitative; symmetric or asymmetric; and their impact on natives can be additive or non-additive. Non-additive impacts, wherein co-occurring invasives either reduce or enhance one another’s effects, have heightened implications for invasive management and native restoration. We inv...
#1Briana K. Whitaker (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 5
#2Heather L. Reynolds (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 27
Last. Keith Clay (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 3
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: Experimental tests of community assembly mechanisms for host-associated microbiomes in nature are lacking. Asymptomatic foliar fungal endophytes are a major component of the plant microbiome and are increasingly recognized for their impacts on plant performance, including pathogen defense, hormonal manipulation, and drought tolerance. However, it remains unclear whether fungal endophytes preferentially colonize certain host ecotypes or genotypes, reflecting some degree of biotic adaptation in ...
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#2Leslie BrandtH-Index: 13
Last. Jeffrey S. DukesH-Index: 49
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#2Leslie BrandtH-Index: 13
Last. Songlin FeiH-Index: 19
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#1Jonathan T. Bauer (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 15
#2Noah Blumenthal (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 1
Last. Heather L. Reynolds (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 27
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Summary A critical challenge in the science and practice of restoration ecology is to understand the drivers of variation in restoration outcomes. Soil microbial communities may have a role in explaining this variation due to both site-to-site variation in the composition of soil microbial communities and due to variation that can arise due to plant-soil feedbacks. We tested the relative importance of between-site variation in soil microbial community composition and plant-soil feedbacks in shap...
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#1Lauren M. Smith-Ramesh (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis)H-Index: 1
#2Heather L. Reynolds (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 27
Question Plant–soil feedback (PSF) has emerged as a ubiquitous phenomenon and a potentially important predictor of plant community structure and dynamics. However, the predictive power of PSF in field contexts is mixed, and ecologists do not yet understand its relative importance compared to other factors that structure communities. Further progress requires a more nuanced understanding of how PSF interacts with other biotic and abiotic factors. Environmental factors (e.g. natural enemies, moist...
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#1Eric Knackmuhs (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 4
#2James R. Farmer (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 10
Last. Heather L. Reynolds (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 27
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Service learning with ecological restoration projects can positively affect participants’ attitudes, behaviors, and learning, but little is known about the longevity of these effects. Furthermore, urban green spaces are an understudied, yet increasingly important, context for eco-restoration service learning. This study examined the persistence of student outcomes of eco-restoration service-learning experiences in an urban woodland. Undergraduate courses from the Departments of Biology and Recre...
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