Murcia et al 2014 novel ecosystem critique

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Murcia, C., Aronson, J., Kattan, G. H., Moreno-Mateos, D., Dixon, K., Simberloff, D. (2014) A critique of the 'novel ecosystem' concept. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29(10), 548-553


  • Journalistic review -
  • This article is part of a theoretical argument about landscape management goals. It doesn't seem to identify the natural-disturbed gradient, and the potential value of "novel ecosystems" that meet human needs while providing more ecosystem services than traditional annual agriculture which produces ecosystem scale disruption and impacts. Pcereghino (talk)
  • This issue native restoration vs. synthetic ecosystem design is particularly relevant to Riparian Buffer Function in severely disturbed agricultural landscapes.