Fauna and novel ecosystems

Kennedy, Patricia L., Lach, Lori, Lugo, Ariel E., and Hobbs, Richard J. (2013) Fauna and novel ecosystems. In: Hobbs, Richard J., Higgs, Eric S., and Hall, Carol M., (eds.) Novel Ecosystems: intervening in the new ecological world order. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 127-141.

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the causes and rates of novel ecosystem formation as they pertain to fauna, and faunal use of novel ecosystems. It also describes how novel ecosystems can be used to achieve faunal conservation goals. Human agency is the key driver in the formation of novel ecosystems. The chapter illustrates the human influence mechanisms of novel ecosystem creation with brief discussions of species introductions, species eradications, climate change, land-use practices and a combination of drivers. Novel plant communities can provide habitat features for native fauna. The chapter argues that novel ecosystems are now critical for maintenance of faunal diversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels, and restoration goals.

Item ID: 40705
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: faunal conservation; human agency; novel ecosystem creation; novel ecosystems
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ISBN: 978-1-118-35422-3
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 22:46
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050102 Ecosystem Function @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050103 Invasive Species Ecology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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