Land-use legacies and the role of persistence traits in species recovery

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Modern-day plant communities often retain imprints of intensive past land use. Do low-intensity land-use practices also produce legacies? In this issue, Jonason et al. (Applied Vegetation Science) demonstrate that, 80 yrs after grassland abandonment, meadow species can recover if habitat improves. I interpret these findings in the context of the spatiotemporal processes that shape regional-scale population dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-556
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Vegetation Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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