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Ecosynthesis is using introduced species to fill niches in a disrupted environment. It aims to aid ecological restoration. It sees value in "weed" species which are more commonly considered pests.

An example is using willow (Salix albaXfragilis) in a stream corridor for sediment and phosphorus capture.


  • Tane, Hakai (1995)Ecography. Mapping and Modelling Landscape Ecosystems. Canberra: The Murray-Darling Basin Commission.
  • Holmgren, David (2002)Permaculture. Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability. Hepburn, Victoria: Holmgren Design Services.

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