In human-dominated landscapes, such as urban areas,
forestry, and agriculture, plant community composition tends to be both novel and
cultivated. Restoration efforts to combat adverse effects of habitat fragmentation and
degradation have resulted in widespread planting efforts. However, little attention is
given to the importance of plant species identity in restoring habitat for biodiversity.
This talk will describe recent studies demonstrating that particular native plant species
are disproportionately important for restoring local plant-insect-bird food webs. I will
also discuss opportunities where tree preferences and species interaction data can
inform restoration guidelines to create high-quality wildlife habitats in shared, livingand working landscapes.
Event Date & Time
November 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0