Environmental restoration of invaded ecosystems

How much versus how often?

Ram Ranjan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper derives the optimal level of restorative efforts required to restore environments degraded by invasive species invasion. Specific attention is focused on a case when restoration faces the risk of failure through relapse of the restored environment caused by repeat invasions. The level of restored environment may also play a role in its future improvement or susceptibility to failure. The tradeoff between the optimal level of environmental quality and number of restorative efforts required to attain that given environmental quality is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-626
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

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