Carrying Capacity in Suburban Ecological Communities

Author:
Zachary Groff

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Institution:
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Abstract

Regionally in the northeastern hardwood forest ecosystems, the use of alien plants for ornamental horticulture, the escaping of those plants as invasive species, and the deliberate removal of native vegetation in the process greatly limits carrying capacity for migratory birds. Invasive plant species disrupt the natural succession of unused farmlands and open spaces.