Beyond the species pool: modification of species dispersal, establishment, and assembly by habitat restoration
This article asserts that understanding the forces that shape species composition in plant communities, including seed dispersal, establishment, and assembly, is critical to restoration. Serving as an introduction to a special issue on seed dispersal and soil seed banks, the article reviews five major themes in relation to the process of species composition of plants.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The authors identify the successes of both spontaneous seed dispersal as well establishment via spatial dispersal or seed banks when it came to restoration. The article concludes with a review of issues that affect the sustainability of habitat restoration along with preventing the spread of non-native species.
Beyond the species pool: modification of species dispersal, establishment, and assembly by habitat restoration. Restoration Ecology. 2018;26:S65–S72. doi:10.1111/rec.12825..
- MTA‐DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group, Debrecen, Hungary
- Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
- Vegetation Ecology and Botany, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany
- IMBE, Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, CNRS, IRD, Aix Marseille Université, Avignon, France
- MTA‐DE Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Research Group, Debrecen, Hungary