Applicability of landscape and island biogeography theory to restoration of riparian understorey plants

Hall, K.D. and E.E. Crone

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Ecosystem recovery is influenced by processes at different spatial scales, yet land managers lack specific predictions on the relative importance of such processes that might guide management decisions. We tested whether ideas from landscape ecology (local vs. landscape scales) and island biogeography theory (patch size and isolation) predict restoration success for understorey plant communities in a highly fragmented riparian landscape, in an effort to provide guidance on how to allocate scarce restoration resources.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Journal of Applied Ecology