Journal article

Time lags in provision of habitat resources through revegetation

Peter A Vesk, Rachael Nolan, James R Thomson, Josh W Dorrough, Ralph Mac Nally

BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Broadscale land use changes are occurring rapidly in rural landscapes worldwide, within which revegetation with native plant species to increase the area of suitable habitat is a key activity. Current models for planning revegetation are based solely on the spatial arrangement of new and remnant vegetation. Making wise decisions about revegetation requires projective models of ecological responses to revegetation, but there are few appropriate data. Substantial time lags are expected in the availability of many habitat resources because different resources are realised at different stages of vegetation maturation. Here we present results of surveys of 72 revegetation sites established over a..

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