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1 August 2017 Conceptual Frameworks and References for Landscape-scale Restoration: Reflecting Back and Looking Forward ,
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We review some of the most commonly known models in restoration ecology from the past 20 years. From these, we seek to identify essential elements required for the scaling-up and mainstreaming of restoration and, based on that, develop a new framework that could be used to assist in the realization of long-lasting and effective restoration policies and programs at the landscape and larger spatial scales. We argue that the reference model is particularly important at a time when there are urgent calls and investments for scaling-up restoration to the landscape scale. At that scale, we argue, it is essential to consider both ecological restoration and ecological rehabilitation as just two of the various components in a “family” of restorative activities that must be deployed, including changed management practices for agriculture, to make ongoing human activities and land uses more ecologically sound and sustainable. In conclusion, we present a new model that could help orient if not actually design planning, monitoring and evaluation, scaling-up, and applying restorative activities in new areas.

James Aronson, James N. Blignaut, and Thibaud B. Aronson "Conceptual Frameworks and References for Landscape-scale Restoration: Reflecting Back and Looking Forward ,," Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 102(2), 188-200, (1 August 2017). https://doi.org/10.3417/2017003
Published: 1 August 2017
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