Toward an Era of Restoration in Ecology: Successes, Failures, and Opportunities Ahead

  title={Toward an Era of Restoration in Ecology: Successes, Failures, and Opportunities Ahead},
  author={Katharine N. Suding},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • K. Suding
  • Published 4 November 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
As an inevitable consequence of increased environmental degradation and anticipated future environmental change, societal demand for ecosystem restoration is rapidly increasing. Here, I evaluate successes and failures in restoration, how science is informing these efforts, and ways to better address decision-making and policy needs. Despite the multitude of restoration projects and wide agreement that evaluation is a key to future progress, comprehensive evaluations are rare. Based on the… 

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