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Biological Consequences of Ecosystem Fragmentation: A Review
Abstract. Abstract Research on fragmented ecosystems has focused mostly on the biogeograpbic consequences of the creation of habitat “islands” of different sizes and has provided little of practical… Expand
Effects of Invasive Alien Plants on Fire Regimes
A multiphase model describing the interrelationships between plant invaders and fire regimes is presented, a system for evaluating the relative effects of invaders and prioritizing them for control is provided, and ways to restore pre-invasion fire regime properties are recommended. Expand
Disturbance, Diversity, and Invasion: Implications for Conservation
The natural disturbance regime is now unlikely to persist within conser- vation area since fragmentation and human intervention have usually modified physical and biotic conditionx Active management decisions must now be made on what distur- bance regime is require and this requires decisions on what species are to be encouraged or discouraged. Expand
Novel ecosystems: implications for conservation and restoration.
It is suggested that these novel systems will require significant revision of conservation and restoration norms and practices away from the traditional place-based focus on existing or historical assemblages. Expand
Novel ecosystems: theoretical and management aspects of the new ecological world order
We e xplore the issues relevant to those types of ecosystems containing new combinations of species that arise through human action, environmental change, and the impacts of the deliberate and… Expand
Riparian vegetation: Degradation, alien plant invasions, and restoration prospects
Rivers are conduits for materials and energy; this, the frequent and intense disturbances that these systems experience, and their narrow, linear nature, create problems for conservation of… Expand
What's new about old fields? Land abandonment and ecosystem assembly.
The interaction of the cultivation legacy with inherent soil and vegetation characteristics will determine the dynamics of plant community assembly on old fields and indicate the level of effort required to restore historical vegetation states. Expand
Towards a Conceptual Framework for Restoration Ecology
This work stresses the importance of developing restoration methodologies that are applicable at the landscape scale, beyond nonquantitative generalities about size and connectivity, so that urgent large-scale restoration can be planned and implemented effectively. Expand
Viewing invasive species removal in a whole-ecosystem context
Assessment of food web and functional role frameworks can be used to identify ecological conditions that forecast the potential for unwanted secondary impacts and help safeguard against accidental, adverse effects on native ecosystems. Expand
Key issues and research priorities in landscape ecology: An idiosyncratic synthesis
Landscape ecology has made tremendous progress in recent decades, but as a rapidly developing discipline it is faced with new problems and challenges. To identify the key issues and research… Expand