Ecological Restoration in the Light of Ecological History

@article{Jackson2009EcologicalRI,
  title={Ecological Restoration in the Light of Ecological History},
  author={Stephen T. Jackson and Richard J. Hobbs},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={325},
  pages={567 - 569}
}
Ecological history plays many roles in ecological restoration, most notably as a tool to identify and characterize appropriate targets for restoration efforts. However, ecological history also reveals deep human imprints on many ecological systems and indicates that secular climate change has kept many targets moving at centennial to millennial time scales. Past and ongoing environmental changes ensure that many historical restoration targets will be unsustainable in the coming decades… 

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