Further Studies

There are many ways that further research could be added to this research. Some of these include:

  • Looking at private and public ownership within the prioritized restorable polygons. Private lands might not be as efficient to target for this project.
  • Looking at native and invasive plant communities within prioritized restorable polygons as invasive plant communities may hinder plant growth. Additionally, buffering and enhancing native plant communities could help protect them.
  • For implementation of an actual project, identify sites that have the potential to increase ecological value (Lane et al., 2008). For example using Island Biogeography Theory (IBT) to find polygons with largest areas and least edges for higher probability of success in projects.

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