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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) Robin Chazdon (robin.chazdon@uconn.edu) is a pro- Moreover, most areas in urgent need of restoration lack fessor of Ecology at the University of Connecticut. She “climax” forests. Given the importance of understanding has researched tropical forest ecology and succession for successional pathways to establish goals and guidelines for over 30 years. She is the director of PARTNERS (People restoration plantings, it is unfortunate that Elliot and co- and Reforestation in the Tropics: a Network for Educa- authors continue to use “climax” forest conditions as the tion, Research, and Synthesis), an international and reference point for measuring restoration success. Studies interdisciplinary Research Coordination Network and of natural regeneration and restoration plantings should the Executive Director of the Association for Tropical be conducted in parallel whenever possible to maximize Biology and Conservation. understanding of local ecological processes, tree species characteristics, requirements of local fauna and flora, and obstacles to regeneration at die ff rent spatial scales. Ulti - mately, an understanding of successional pathways and their local variations is required to restore tropical forest Ecosystem Services in Agricultural ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and promote livelihoods or rural populations at large, landscape scales. and Urban Landscapes Although local stakeholders are frequently discussed Stephen Wratten, 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)

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Abstract

Robin Chazdon (robin.chazdon@uconn.edu) is a pro- Moreover, most areas in urgent need of restoration lack fessor of Ecology at the University of Connecticut. She “climax” forests. Given the importance of understanding has researched tropical forest ecology and succession for successional pathways to establish goals and guidelines for over 30 years. She is the director of PARTNERS (People restoration plantings, it is unfortunate that Elliot and co- and Reforestation in the Tropics: a Network for Educa- authors continue to use “climax” forest conditions as the tion, Research, and Synthesis), an international and reference point for measuring restoration success. Studies interdisciplinary Research Coordination Network and of natural regeneration and restoration plantings should the Executive Director of the Association for Tropical be conducted in parallel whenever possible to maximize Biology and Conservation. understanding of local ecological processes, tree species characteristics, requirements of local fauna and flora, and obstacles to regeneration at die ff rent spatial scales. Ulti - mately, an understanding of successional pathways and their local variations is required to restore tropical forest Ecosystem Services in Agricultural ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and promote livelihoods or rural populations at large, landscape scales. and Urban Landscapes Although local stakeholders are frequently discussed Stephen Wratten,

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Feb 18, 2015

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