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- Espeland, Erin K.; Rand, Tatyana A.; Delaney, Kevin J.
- Ecological restoration 2014 v.32 no.4 pp. 354
- Elaeagnus angustifolia; abiotic stress; atmospheric precipitation; biological control; biological control agents; demography; fruit growing; fruit set; habitats; herbivores; highlands; invasive species; models; rivers; soil stabilization; temperature; tree mortality; trees; water table; windbreaks; Great Plains region; Montana
- ... Russian olive (Eleagnus angustifolia) is a conflict tree species: it is invasive in riparian habitats throughout the western U.S., but is often considered desirable in uplands of the northern Great Plains (e.g. soil stabilization and providing windbreaks). Desirable and invasive populations of Russian olive have different demographic and ecological characteristics that will affect the persistence ...
- Rubio, Amede; Racelis, Alexis E.; Vaughn, Thomas C.; Goolsby, John A.
- Ecological restoration 2014 v.32 no.4 pp. 347
- buried seeds; early warning systems; ground vegetation; habitat conservation; habitat destruction; riparian soils; Texas
- ... Habitat restoration projects can use seed bank information as early warning systems of patterns or degrees of habitat degradation; as changes in above ground vegetation directly impact below ground seed distribution. In multiple strategy restoration efforts, seed bank quality can be used as a deciding factor in whether or not to incorporate costly re-vegetation or utilize alternative restoration m ...