By presenting case studies and frameworks, we will come to a basic common understanding of some of the principles of resiliency, including thresholds, alternate stable states, and adaptive cycles, and related concepts of bioticresistance and novel ecosystems. We’ll then have a guided panel discussion about how these concepts can or are being used to guide management decisions, especially related to invasive species. We’ll include some preliminary findings of meta-analyses of the characteristics of terrestrial communities that make them vulnerable or resistant to invasive plants. Complete results of these meta-analyses will be the focus of a workshop on resilience-based management of invasives held at the University of Michigan, February 28-29, 2020
From Theory to Practice: How can the Principles of Ecological Resilience Inform Invasive Species Management?
University of Michigan