Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Latest trends in ecological research.

Abstract

This special issue contains 8 papers on the latest trends in ecological research. Topics discussed include: (1) characterization of structural changes in vegetation and its relationship with fire severity using multi-temporal LiDAR data; (2) sustainability of soil management in production processes of agroecological transition; (3) dynamics of forest loss in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon: a case study in Madre de Dios; (4) productivity of natural grasslands in different geomorphological units of the Sierras Pampeanas of Argentina; (5) analysis of the tree component and its contribution to ecosystem services in the city of Turrialba, Costa Rica; (6) occurrence of microplastics in the digestive tract of fish from the Monterrico Multiple Use Natural Reserve, Guatemala; (7) Vespa velutina: characteristics and impacts of a successful alien invasive species; and (8) potential application of lactic acid bacteria in water treatment systems.