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Cause Hanna, David Foote and Claire Kremen Invasive species management restores a plant–pollinator mutualism in Hawaii Journal of Applied Ecology 50

Version of Record online: 21 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12027

Fruit production of the native M. polymorpha was increased after management of the invasive pollinator predator V. pensylvanica; however, the main pollinators were no longer native but introduced. This research thus demonstrates the diverse impacts of introduced species on ecological function and the ambiguous role they play in restoration. We recommend incorporating ecological function and context into invasive species management as this approach may enable conservation managers to simultaneously minimize the negative and maximize the positive impacts (e.g. taxon substitution) of introduced species. Such novel restoration approaches are needed, especially in highly degraded ecosystems.

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