Restoring diversity after cattail expansion: disturbance, resilience, and seasonality in a tropical dry wetland.

@article{Osland2011RestoringDA,
  title={Restoring diversity after cattail expansion: disturbance, resilience, and seasonality in a tropical dry wetland.},
  author={Michael J. Osland and Eugenio J. Gonzalez and Curtis J Richardson},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={715-28}
}
As the human footprint expands, ecologists and resource managers are increasingly challenged to explain and manage abrupt ecosystem transformations (i.e., regime shifts). In this study, we investigated the role of a mechanical disturbance that has been used to restore and maintain local wetland diversity after a monotypic regime shift in northwestern Costa Rica [specifically, an abrupt landscape-scale cattail (Typha) expansion]. The study was conducted in Palo Verde Marsh (Palo Verde National… CONTINUE READING

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