Plant traits - a tool for restoration?

Author: 
Clark, Deborah L
Wilson, Mark
Roberts, Rachael
Dunwiddie, Peter W
Stanley, Amanda
Kaye, Thomas N
Publisher: 
Applied Vegetation Science
Publication Year: 
2012
Description: 
Most results of restoration efforts are species-specific and/or site-specific and therefore are not general enough to be easily applied to other species and other sites. Our research addresses the issue of species-specific results by investigating the feasibility of using plant traits instead of taxonomic identity to characterize species responses to restoration treatments.
Name of Journal: 
Applied Vegetation Science
Resource Type: 
Text
Document Type: 
Journal Issue/Article
Grassland Society of Southern Africa

The Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA) is involved and concerned with the science and practice of range and pasture management. This broad field involves primarily the use and conservation of natural resources. It encompasses applied fields such as livestock production, wildlife management, nature conservation, water catchment management and range and mine-dump rehabilitation. The disciplines include, amongst others, ecology, botany zoology, range and pasture science, animal science, soil science and genetics. This collection includes journal articles from the African Journal of Range and Forage Science as well as related articles and reports from throughout the Southern African region.