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Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes ed. by Stephen Wratten et al. (review)

Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes ed. by Stephen Wratten et al. (review) Moreover, most areas in urgent need of restoration lack "climax" forests. Given the importance of understanding successional pathways to establish goals and guidelines for restoration plantings, it is unfortunate that Elliot and coauthors continue to use "climax" forest conditions as the reference point for measuring restoration success. Studies of natural regeneration and restoration plantings should be conducted in parallel whenever possible to maximize understanding of local ecological processes, tree species characteristics, requirements of local fauna and flora, and obstacles to regeneration at different spatial scales. Ultimately, an understanding of successional pathways and their local variations is required to restore tropical forest ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and promote livelihoods or rural populations at large, landscape scales. Although local stakeholders are frequently discussed in Restoring Tropical Forests, they are primarily viewed as "resources" for restoration projects (Chapter 8). Yet, local communities are the main beneficiaries of forest restoration projects and their active participation should be sought during all stages of project development, including decisions regarding restoration approaches and goals, selection of species, and long-term monitoring. The wellbeing of local community members is directly impacted by the success or failure of restoration projects. Restoration practitioners should be viewed as "resources" to help http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes ed. by Stephen Wratten et al. (review)

Ecological Restoration , Volume 33 (1) – Feb 18, 2015

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Moreover, most areas in urgent need of restoration lack "climax" forests. Given the importance of understanding successional pathways to establish goals and guidelines for restoration plantings, it is unfortunate that Elliot and coauthors continue to use "climax" forest conditions as the reference point for measuring restoration success. Studies of natural regeneration and restoration plantings should be conducted in parallel whenever possible to maximize understanding of local ecological processes, tree species characteristics, requirements of local fauna and flora, and obstacles to regeneration at different spatial scales. Ultimately, an understanding of successional pathways and their local variations is required to restore tropical forest ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and promote livelihoods or rural populations at large, landscape scales. Although local stakeholders are frequently discussed in Restoring Tropical Forests, they are primarily viewed as "resources" for restoration projects (Chapter 8). Yet, local communities are the main beneficiaries of forest restoration projects and their active participation should be sought during all stages of project development, including decisions regarding restoration approaches and goals, selection of species, and long-term monitoring. The wellbeing of local community members is directly impacted by the success or failure of restoration projects. Restoration practitioners should be viewed as "resources" to help

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Feb 18, 2015

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