Tiny translocations study has BIG message

Last week, Associate Editor, Pieter De Frenne commented on the article Tiny niches and translocations: the challenge of identifying suitable recipient sites for small and immobile species. By Brooker et al. Now the authors share their thoughts on the well-debated topic of translocation. Climate change and its effects on some species has sparked a debate among scientists about whether moving species to more suitable places … Continue reading Tiny translocations study has BIG message

A common currency for connecting the goals of restoration: plant traits can help us understand how plant communities form and help ecosystems function

For the latest post in our Toward prediction in the restoration of biodiversity series, Chad Zirbel turns to tallgrass prairies to examine the role of plant traits in predicting restoration outcomes. Chad and colleagues’ paper, Plant functional traits and environmental conditions shape community assembly and ecosystem functioning during restoration, is available in the Journal of Applied Ecology. Two of the major goals of restoration are … Continue reading A common currency for connecting the goals of restoration: plant traits can help us understand how plant communities form and help ecosystems function