To revegetate disturbed desert lands, practitioners often reestablish fertile islands as a first step in restoring native plants and associated fauna on disturbed desert sites. This research brief discusses the pros and cons of this approach considering native and non-native species.
Abella, S.R., and L.P. Chiquoine. 2018. The good with the bad: when ecological restoration facilitates native and non-native species. Restoration Ecology (in press). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rec.12874