Exploring the potential of using priority effects during ecological restoration to resist biological invasions in the neotropics

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Manipulating plant order of arrival, a process that creates priority effects, may be an unexplored powerful tool to hinder the establishment of invasive non-native plants in sites under restoration. Knowledge and experimental studies on priority effects in the neotropics are scarce. Here, we propose a research agenda that investigates whether manipulating plant order of arrival can create priority effects in the neotropics, and if this strategy can be used to avoid the spread of undesired species in restoration projects. We also describe our view on expanding existing knowledge on priority effects to the neotropics and identifying key questions for future research.
ZeitschriftRestoration Ecology
Anzahl der Seiten3
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.2021
Extern publiziertJa

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Funding Information:
We thank V. M. Temperton, S. R. Ziller, and L. Creveld for reviewing the manuscript and for providing thoughtful suggestions. E.W.A.W. is financed in part by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior—Brazil (CAPES)—Finance Code 001.

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