27 Works

Data from: Integrating local knowledge to prioritise invasive species management

Hernan Caceres-Escobar, Salit Kark, Scott C. Atkinson, Hugh P. Possingham, Katrina J. Davis & Hernan Caceres
1. Invasive species management involves complex and multidimensional challenges. There is considerable uncertainty regarding how to identify management strategies that will achieve invasive species control to enhance biodiversity, local economies, and human well-being. Invasive species management on inhabited islands is especially challenging, often due to perceived socio-political risks and unexpected technical difficulties. 2. Failing to incorporate local knowledge and local perspectives in the early stages of planning can compromise the ability of decision-makers to achieve...

Data from: Recovery of decomposition rates and decomposer invertebrates during rainforest restoration on disused pasture

Marisa J. Stone, Luke Shoo, Nigel E. Stork, Fran Sheldon & Carla P. Catterall
Converting forest to pasture can alter the roles of biota in ecosystem functioning, while vegetation restoration should arguably assist functional recovery. Since tests of this are scarce, this study quantifies both litter decomposition rates and their association with decomposer invertebrates, across 25 sites representing different phases of deforestation and subsequent reforestation of rainforest. Open and closed (to exclude macro-invertebrates) mesh bags containing forest leaves were exposed in the field for up to eight months, and...

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