The Role of Spontaneous Vegetation Succession in Ecosystem Restoration: A Perspective

Prach, K., S. Bartha, C. Joyce, P. Pys_ek, R. van Diggelen and G. Wiegleb

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The paper summarizes ideas which were discussed during the ‘Spontaneous Succession in Ecosystem Restoration’ conference and elaborated through further discussion among the authors. It seeks to promote the integration of scientific knowledge on spontaneous vegetation succession into restoration programs. A scheme illustrating how knowledge of spontaneous succession may be applied to restoration is presented, and perspectives and possible future research on using spontaneous vegetation succession in ecosystem restoration are proposed.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Applied Vegetation Science