del Moral, R., L. R. Walker and J. P. Bakker
The study of succession provides valuable lessons for improving the quality of restoration programs. These lessons suggest that restoration tactics should focus on site amelioration, improving establishment success, and protecting desirable species from herbivory and competition during their development. Incorporation of physical heterogeneity in the early stages will foster mosaics of vegetation that better mimic natural landscapes.
Linking Restoration and Ecological Succession