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FOR93: Chapter 4: Plant Succession and Disturbances in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 18.2. Several invasive plants, when introduced to natural areas can modify the ecosystem's function and alter natural succession. For instance, Chinese tallowtree (Sapium sebiferum) (18.1 tree, 18.2 inflorescence), can alter nutrient cycling and productivity by displacing native vegetation in natural areas.

Credit: Edward Gilman