Introduction to Restoration Ecology. What is ecological restoration? . Why do restoration?. Human impacts threaten integrity, resilience and sustainability Introduced species, structures, and processes Altered disturbance regimes Fragmentation Changing climate.
What is ecological restoration?
(Society for Ecological Restoration, http://www.ser.org/definitions.html)
Some of the oldest and most successful restoration projects are in prairies
Many restoration projects include restoring natural fire regimes
Good, with little damage
Rich data and expertise
Poor, with irreversible damage
Data and knowledge
Center for restoration ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Available [Online] < http://www.ies.wisc.edu/cre/ > October 2, 2001.
Ecological restoration institute, Northern Arizona University. Available [Online] < http://www.eri.nau.edu/FAQ.htm >October 2, 2001.
Jackson, L.L., N. Lopoukhine, D. Hillyard. 1995. Ecological restoration: A definition and comments. Restoration Ecology 3(2): 71-75.
Society for Ecological Restoration. 1996. Definition of ecological restoration. Available [Online] < http://www.ser.org> October 2, 2001.
Stephenson, N.L. 1999. Reference conditions for giant sequoia forest restoration: structure, process and precision. Ecological Applications 994): 1253-1265.
Van Diggelen, R., Ab P. Grootjans and J. A. Harris. 2001. Ecological restoration: state of the art or state of the science? Restoration Ecology 9 (2):115-118.
White, P. S., and J. L. Walker. 1997. Approximating nature’s variation: selecting and using reference information in restoration ecology. Restoration Ecology 5:338-349.