Ecophysiology of invasive plants

Invasive plants constitute an important threat to global biodiversity, impacting on several systems and levels. Since these species seem to show an increased vigor making them able to outcompete native species, physiology markers constitute an essential tool to understand the invasion process.

Through the characterization of ecophysiological processes and traits such as competition, stress responses, clonal growth, antioxidant systems or photoprotection we try to understand which mechanisms confer invasion success.

Moreover, the understanding of the physiological constraints behind invasive success contributes to generating combined approaches to develop effective management strategies.

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