Alternanthera philoxeroides
Alternanthera philoxeroides
(alligatorweed)
Plants
Exotic

Impact ID9089
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe invasion of Alternanthera philoxeroides increased soil organic carbon content and density in both the river and the constructed wetland. It also significantly shifted the soil microbial community in the constructed wetland. A. philoxeroides invasion might increase the carbon storage in rivers and constructed wetlands.
Reference42691
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationHuaihe River Basin, China

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