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Can We Reconstruct Grasslands to Better Resist Invasion?

Can We Reconstruct Grasslands to Better Resist Invasion? PERSPECTIVE Can We Reconstruct Grasslands to Better Resist Invasion? Kathryn A. Yurkonis on-native, invasive plant species pose a challenge This special issue outlines several approaches designed for land-management practitioners because of to maximize desired species establishment and minimize Ntheir potentially adverse effects on restoration undesired species in newly developed grasslands. These success (reviewed in D’Antonio & Meyerson 2002) and approaches mainly center around manipulating focal plant the perception that reconstructed grasslands will harbor density and richness (DiAllesandro et al. 2013, Goldblum invasive species source populations (addressed in Hirsh et al. 2013, Nemec et al. 2013, this issue). While these et al. 2013, this issue). Many studies have addressed fac- factors certainly affect invasion resistance, there are other tors that help to make some communities more resistant ways in which invasion resistance arises and understanding to invasion than others (reviewed in Hector et al. 2001) these effects offers opportunities for developing new, more and this special issue highlights several studies that have effective management approaches. applied these concepts in a restoration context. However, Future experimental plantings need to further address: as several authors in this issue point out, a deeper under- 1) how resident plant identity and interactions contrib- standing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Can We Reconstruct Grasslands to Better Resist Invasion?

Ecological Restoration , Volume 31 (2) – Jun 13, 2013

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University of Wisconsin Press
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PERSPECTIVE Can We Reconstruct Grasslands to Better Resist Invasion? Kathryn A. Yurkonis on-native, invasive plant species pose a challenge This special issue outlines several approaches designed for land-management practitioners because of to maximize desired species establishment and minimize Ntheir potentially adverse effects on restoration undesired species in newly developed grasslands. These success (reviewed in D’Antonio & Meyerson 2002) and approaches mainly center around manipulating focal plant the perception that reconstructed grasslands will harbor density and richness (DiAllesandro et al. 2013, Goldblum invasive species source populations (addressed in Hirsh et al. 2013, Nemec et al. 2013, this issue). While these et al. 2013, this issue). Many studies have addressed fac- factors certainly affect invasion resistance, there are other tors that help to make some communities more resistant ways in which invasion resistance arises and understanding to invasion than others (reviewed in Hector et al. 2001) these effects offers opportunities for developing new, more and this special issue highlights several studies that have effective management approaches. applied these concepts in a restoration context. However, Future experimental plantings need to further address: as several authors in this issue point out, a deeper under- 1) how resident plant identity and interactions contrib- standing

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jun 13, 2013

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