New paper: Restoration of plant-animal interactions in terrestrial ecosystems
Dirzo Lab PhD student Luísa Genes and Rodolfo just published a new study in Biological Conservation.
After reviewing papers that assessed plant-animal interactions in restoration and trophic rewilding, and conducting a meta-analysis, they have found that seed dispersal and pollination are recovered to a better state in restored than in degraded situations. However, antagonistic interactions showed more case-specific responses, and seed predation was relatively less studied in such contexts. They also outline many conservation actions that enhanced restoration of plant-animal interactions.
Check it out here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109393