Restoration Ecology: Repairing the Earth's Ecosystems in the New Millennium

@article{Hobbs2001RestorationER,
  title={Restoration Ecology: Repairing the Earth's Ecosystems in the New Millennium},
  author={Richard J. Hobbs and James Aaron Harris},
  journal={Restoration Ecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={9}
}
The extent of human‐induced change and damage to Earth's ecosystems renders ecosystem repair an essential part of our future survival strategy, and this demands that restoration ecology provide effective conceptual and practical tools for this task. We argue that restoration ecology has to be an integral component of land management in today's world, and to be broadly applicable, has to have a clearly articulated conceptual basis. This needs to recognize that most ecosystems are dynamic and… 

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