Reference : Towards a population approach for evaluating grassland restoration-a systematic review
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/223170
Towards a population approach for evaluating grassland restoration-a systematic review
English
Harzé, Mélanie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
Monty, Arnaud mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
Boisson, Sylvain mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
Pitz, Carline mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
Hermann, J.-M. [Chair of Restoration Ecology Technical University of Munich, Emil-Ramann-Str. 6 85354 Freising Germany]
Kollmann, J. [Chair of Restoration Ecology Technical University of Munich, Emil-Ramann-Str. 6 85354 Freising Germany, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), PO Box 115 1431 Ås Norway]
Mahy, Grégory mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Ingénierie des biosystèmes (Biose) > Biodiversité et Paysage >]
2018
Restoration Ecology
Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1061-2971
1526-100X
[en] Fragmentation ; Indicators ; Metapopulation ; Plants ; Success
[en] Persistence of restored populations depends on growth, reproduction, dispersal, local adaptation, and a suitable landscape pattern to foster metapopulation dynamics. Although the negative effects of habitat fragmentation on plant population dynamics are well understood, particularly in grasslands, the population traits that control grassland restoration are less known. We reviewed the use of population traits for evaluating grassland restoration success based on 141 publications (1986-2015). The results demonstrated that population demography was relatively well-assessed but detailed studies providing information on key stages of the life cycle were lacking despite their importance in determining population viability. Vegetative and generative performances have been thoroughly investigated, notably the components of plant fitness, such as reproductive output, while genetic and spatial population structures were largely ignored. More work on the population effects of ecological restoration would be welcomed, particularly with a focus on population genetics. Targeted species were principally common and dominant natives, or invasive plants while rare or threatened species were poorly considered. Evaluation of ecological restoration should be conducted at different scales of ecological complexity, but so far, communities and ecosystems are over represented, and more focus should be directed towards a population approach as population traits are essential indicators of restoration success. © 2018 Society for Ecological Restoration.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/223170
10.1111/rec.12663

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