Competition and Biodiversity

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Brewer, J.S. 2017, minor revisions made, resubmitted. Stochastic losses of fire-dependent endemic herbs revealed by a 65-year chronosequence of dispersal-limited woody plant encroachment. Ecology and Evolution.


Abbott, M.J.* and J.S. Brewer. 2016. Competition does not explain the absence of a carnivrous plant from a nutrient-rich marsh. Plant and Soil, doi:10.1007/s11104-016-3011-1.


Brewer, J.S. (2015). Competitive effects of fire-resistant saplings on their fire-sensitive neighbors are greater than the reverse. Ecosphere 6(12) 255.


Brewer J. S. and W. C. Bailey*. 2014. Competitive effects of non-native plants are lowest in native plant communities that are most vulnerable to invasion. Plant Ecology 215:821-832.


Brewer, J.S., D. J. Baker*, A. S. Nero*, A. L. Patterson*, R. S. Roberts*, L. M. Turner*. 2011. Carnivory in plants as a beneficial trait in wetlands. Aquatic Botany 94:62-70.

Brewer, J.S. 2011. Disturbance-mediated competition between perennial plants along a resource-supply gradient. Journal of Ecology 99:1219-12-28 .

Brewer, J.S. 2011. Per capita community-level effects of an invasive grass, Microstegium vimineum, on vegetation in mesic forests in northern Mississippi (USA). Biological Invasions 13:701-715.

Brewer, J. S., Cunningham, A.L.*, Moore, T.P.*, Brooks, R.M.* and Waldrup, J.L.* 2009. A Six-Year Study of Fire-Related Flowering Cues and Coexistence of Two Perennial Grasses in a Wet Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) Savanna. Plant Ecology 200:141-154.

Hinman, S.E.*, J.S. Brewer, and S.W. Ashley*. 2008. Shrub seedling establishment is limited by dispersal, slow growth, and fire in two wet pine savannas in Mississippi. Natural Areas Journal 28:37-43.

Hinman, S.E.* and J.S. Brewer. 2007. Responses of two frequently-burned wet pine savannas to an extended period without fire. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 134:512-526.

Brewer, J. S. 2006. Resource competition and fire-regulated nutrient demand in carnivorous plants of wet pine savannas. Applied Vegetation Science 9:11-16.

Brewer, J. S. 2003. Why don't carnivorous plants compete with non-carnivorous plants for nutrients? Ecology 84:451-462.

Brewer, J. S. and Sean P. Cralle, 2003. Phosphorus addition reduces invasion of a longleaf pine savanna (Southeastern USA) by a non-indigenous grass (Imperata cylindrica). Plant Ecology 167:237-245.

Brewer, J. S. 2003. Nitrogen addition does not reduce belowground competition in a salt marsh clonal plant community in Mississippi (USA). Plant Ecology 168:93-106.

Brewer, J. S. 2002. Disturbances increase seedling emergence of an invasive native shrub in pitcher-plant bogs. Natural Areas Journal 22:4-10.

Brewer, J. S. 1999. Effects of fire, competition, and soil disturbances on regeneration of a carnivorous plant (Drosera capillaris). American Midland Naturalist 141:28-42.

Brewer, J. S. 1999. Effects of competition, litter, and disturbances on an annual carnivorous plant (Utricularia juncea). Plant Ecology 140:159-165.

Brewer, J. S. 1998. Effects of competition and litter on a carnivorous plant, Drosera capillaris, Droseraceae. American Journal of Botany 85:1592-1596.

Brewer, J. S. 1998. Patterns of plant species richness in a wet slash-pine (Pinus elliottii) savanna. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 125:216-224.