Facilitating foundation species: The potential for plant-bivalve interactions to improve habitat restoration success


Gagnon K., Rinde E., Bengil E. G. T. , Carugati L., Christianen M. J. A. , Danovaro R., ...More

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, vol.57, pp.1161-1179, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 57
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1365-2664.13605
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1161-1179
  • Keywords: bivalves, co-restoration, ecosystem engineers, facilitation, habitat restoration, plant-bivalve interactions, salt marsh, seagrass, EELGRASS ZOSTERA-MARINA, SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION, OYSTER CRASSOSTREA-VIRGINICA, SUSPENSION-FEEDING BIVALVES, MUSSELS MYTILUS-EDULIS, JUVENILE BAY SCALLOPS, ARGOPECTEN-IRRADIANS LAMARCK, SPARTINA-ALTERNIFLORA LOISEL, CALLINECTES-SAPIDUS RATHBUN, ANODONTIA-EDENTULA FAMILY

Abstract

Vegetated marine and freshwater habitats are being increasingly lost around the world. Habitat restoration is a critical step for conserving these valuable habitats, but new approaches are needed to increase restoration success and ensure their survival.