American Journal of Botany
PREMISE OF THE STUDY : Functional trait plasticity in resource capture traits has been suggested as an underlying mechanism promoting invasive species establishment and spread. Earlier studies on this mechanism treat invasiveness as a discrete characteristic (i.e., invasive vs. noninvasive) and do not consider the potential impacts of evolutionary history. In the present study, we used a continuous measure of invasiveness and a phylogenetic framework to quantify the relationship between functional trait expression, plasticity, and invasiveness in Rosa .
Drenovsky, Rebecca E. and Murphy, Jennifer E., "Functional trait values, not trait plasticity, drive the invasiveness of Rosa sp. in response to light availability" (2016). Biology. 8.