Invasive alien plants and environmental remediation: a new paradigm for sustainable restoration ecology

Prabhat K. Rai, Ki Hyun Kim

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Abstract

This article explores some fundamental aspects of ecological restoration dynamics when an ecosystem is exposed to and altered by environmental disturbances like invasive alien plants and metals/particulates. These dynamics are assessed in socioeconomic and phytoremediation terms with respect to the perspective of emerging nations (e.g. an Indo-Burma global biodiversity hotspot). In this short report, we discussed the positive ecological uses of invasive alien plants in remediation/restoration of the contaminated environment. Therefore, the impacts of invasive alien plants on the ecosystem are analyzed as prerequisite for remediation/restoration efforts. The utility of an integrated approach is proposed as a promising option to help restore or sustain the socioecological systems from diverse disturbances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalRestoration Ecology
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020 Jan 1

Keywords

  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • invasive alien plants
  • livelihood
  • restoration

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