Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing World

 
Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing World

Native forests and grasslands across the world face a range of threats, including climate change, urbanization, and exotic species invasions. Ecosystem restoration is frequently offered as a partial solution to these threats, because less stressed ecosystems seem better equipped to resist invasion. "By aiming to restore ecosystem resilience, plant communities can endure in the face of drastic disturbance–whether induced by climate change or biotic invasion," says Qinfeng Guo, an Eastern Threat Center research ecologist and author, along with co-author Steve Norman, of a chapter in the new book Invasive Plant Ecology. Read more in CompassLive...

 

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