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dc.contributor.authorCatterall, Carla P
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-03T04:54:38Z
dc.date.available2020-07-03T04:54:38Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1442-7001
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/emr.12397
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/395141
dc.description.abstractCan weedy regrowth be sometimes useful in restoration? Former pastures, created historically by deforestation and other interventions but then retired from agricultural use, now provide a major opportunity for forest restoration. Globally, forest has begun to regenerate spontaneously at large scales on many such retired pasture lands. Additionally, non‐native species are increasingly often the first trees and shrubs to establish in this situation. Here, I consider the ecological processes that enable some of these species to be useful in restoring diverse rainforest communities of flora and fauna to disused pasture and other agricultural lands; in terms of both the generalised ecological mechanisms involved and specific cases in rainforest landscapes of eastern Australia. Ecological research has shown that regrowth trajectories which begin with dominance by non‐native trees and shrubs may of themselves sometimes transition over several decades towards dominance by native rainforest species, and that these novel ecosystems provide significant habitat for native fauna, as well as a range of ecosystem services. Their destruction in the name of weed control is likely to have an immediate adverse ecological impact. Alternatively, they could be managed and harnessed as a useful part of the practitioners' toolkit for rainforest restoration.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom9
dc.relation.ispartofpageto13
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcological Management & Restoration
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode07
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsEcology
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject.keywordsbiodiversity
dc.titleValues of weedy regrowth for rainforest restoration
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCatterall, CP, Values of weedy regrowth for rainforest restoration, Ecological Management & Restoration, 2019, 21 (1), pp. 9-13
dc.date.updated2020-07-03T04:52:43Z
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gro.griffith.authorCatterall, Carla P.


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