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DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2023.06.004
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Title (Primary) Restoration ecology through the lens of coexistence theory
Author Hallett, L.M.; Aoyama, L.; Barabás, G.; Gilbert, B.; Larios, L.; Shackelford, N.; Werner, C.M.; Godoy, O.; Ladouceur, E.R.; Lucero, J.E.; Weiss-Lehman, C.P.; Chase, J.M.; Chu, C.; Harpole, W.S. ORCID logo ; Mayfield, M.M.; Faist, A.M.; Shoemaker, L.G.
Source Titel Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2023
Department iDiv; PHYDIV
Volume 38
Issue 11
Page From 1085
Page To 1096
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords adaptive management; ecological restoration; environmental variability; growth rate partitioning; invasion criterion; species interactions
Abstract Advances in restoration ecology are needed to guide ecological restoration in a variable and changing world. Coexistence theory provides a framework for how variability in environmental conditions and species interactions affects species success. Here, we conceptually link coexistence theory and restoration ecology. First, including low-density growth rates (LDGRs), a classic metric of coexistence, can improve abundance-based restoration goals, because abundances are sensitive to initial treatments and ongoing variability. Second, growth-rate partitioning, developed to identify coexistence mechanisms, can improve restoration practice by informing site selection and indicating necessary interventions (e.g., site amelioration or competitor removal). Finally, coexistence methods can improve restoration assessment, because initial growth rates indicate trajectories, average growth rates measure success, and growth partitioning highlights interventions needed in future.
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Hallett, L.M., Aoyama, L., Barabás, G., Gilbert, B., Larios, L., Shackelford, N., Werner, C.M., Godoy, O., Ladouceur, E.R., Lucero, J.E., Weiss-Lehman, C.P., Chase, J.M., Chu, C., Harpole, W.S., Mayfield, M.M., Faist, A.M., Shoemaker, L.G. (2023):
Restoration ecology through the lens of coexistence theory
Trends Ecol. Evol. 38 (11), 1085 - 1096 10.1016/j.tree.2023.06.004