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Short Goodbye, Long Horizon

Short Goodbye, Long Horizon EDITORIAL t is with regret that I am announcing the end of my remain an enterprise to watch—driven as it is by both the tenure as editor of Ecological Restoration. After found- urgency of environmental demise and the inspiration and Iing the journal and providing almost 30 years of sup- desire afforded by human–nature connections. port, the University of Wisconsin–Arboretum has been In the first editorial for this journal, published in 1981 by compelled in part by financial challenges to close the edi - the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, William R. Jordan torial offices. As I write this, the University of Wisconsin III wrote that the journal founders viewed this publication Press has identified Steven N. Handel at the Center for as “a new forum . . . [that] will help identify restoration and Urban Restoration Ecology at Rutgers, the State Univer- management as a new discipline in its own right—an art, sity of New Jersey, as ER’s next editor, which promises an and perhaps a science, borrowing from other disciplines, exciting future for this journal. All current and prospective but distinct from them in having its own aims . . . and authors please note that Associate Editor Christina Reyes concerned with the development of ideas and techniques will provide critical editorial continuity in the short term. peculiarly its own.” How right he was! After only three years as editor of Ecological Restoration I In this final issue for 2010, we are pleased to present can say the job has taught me a tremendous amount, and a mix of articles representative of the diverse, distinctive perhaps only now am I feeling even partially qualified to ecological restoration effort. Along with articles on envi - competently editorialize on this broad, multifaceted, and ronmental policy—both U.S. and European—this issue rapidly expanding endeavor. I am indebted to the members of the journal offers pieces on urban ecological restora - of the journal’s Advisory Board for their friendship and tion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, art-inspired restoration in steady support, and for sharing their expertise. I have also Nebraska, and invasive species control in Spain. You can enjoyed working with all of you who have submitted to the also read about tamarisk control in the Grand Canyon, journal, and who represent a fascinating mix of scientific dragonflies and vegetation structure in the U.S. prairie and philosophical orientations, united by a common desire pothole region, and restoring natural capital in the West- to improve the world’s environment. Editing Ecological ern Ghats of India. Enjoy, and best of luck to you in your Restoration has been an exciting experience, and looking restoration endeavors! ahead, I remain keenly interested in how the fields of restoration will develop. Mrill Ingram I have found new work, and for the next three years will Editor be involved in research on emerging collaborations between scientists and artists. Intertwined with arguments such as References C.P. Snow’s (1956) insistence on a fundamental disparity Jordan, W.R., III. 1981. Restoration and Management Notes: between the “two cultures” of the sciences and the humani- A Beginning. Restoration & Management Notes 1:2. ties, there have been many other attempts to argue for and Snow, C.P. 1956. The two cultures. New Statesman and Nation foster a creative unity of the arts and the sciences, E.O. October 6:413–414. Wilson’s Consilience (1998) being a more recent example. Wilson, E.O. 1998. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. In preparing for this new research project and reading about new collaborations, I recognize the excitement gener- ated by this kind of work: a bursting of disciplinary banks and a mixing of wildly different ideas as people not only communicate across intellectual divides, but feed new ways of thinking and new tools by opening up the innovation process to be more collaborative at a fundamental level. Ecological restoration is a beautiful case study for art–sci- ence interdisciplinarity. I know ecological restoration will Ecological Restoration Vol. 28, No. 4, 2010 ISSN 1522-4740 E-ISSN 1543-4079 ©2010 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. December 2010 ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION 28:4 • 403 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

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EDITORIAL t is with regret that I am announcing the end of my remain an enterprise to watch—driven as it is by both the tenure as editor of Ecological Restoration. After found- urgency of environmental demise and the inspiration and Iing the journal and providing almost 30 years of sup- desire afforded by human–nature connections. port, the University of Wisconsin–Arboretum has been In the first editorial for this journal, published in 1981 by compelled in part by financial challenges to close the edi - the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, William R. Jordan torial offices. As I write this, the University of Wisconsin III wrote that the journal founders viewed this publication Press has identified Steven N. Handel at the Center for as “a new forum . . . [that] will help identify restoration and Urban Restoration Ecology at Rutgers, the State Univer- management as a new discipline in its own right—an art, sity of New Jersey, as ER’s next editor, which promises an and perhaps a science, borrowing from other disciplines, exciting future for this journal. All current and prospective but distinct from them in having its own aims . . . and authors please note that Associate Editor Christina Reyes concerned with the development of ideas and techniques will provide critical editorial continuity in the short term. peculiarly its own.” How right he was! After only three years as editor of Ecological Restoration I In this final issue for 2010, we are pleased to present can say the job has taught me a tremendous amount, and a mix of articles representative of the diverse, distinctive perhaps only now am I feeling even partially qualified to ecological restoration effort. Along with articles on envi - competently editorialize on this broad, multifaceted, and ronmental policy—both U.S. and European—this issue rapidly expanding endeavor. I am indebted to the members of the journal offers pieces on urban ecological restora - of the journal’s Advisory Board for their friendship and tion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, art-inspired restoration in steady support, and for sharing their expertise. I have also Nebraska, and invasive species control in Spain. You can enjoyed working with all of you who have submitted to the also read about tamarisk control in the Grand Canyon, journal, and who represent a fascinating mix of scientific dragonflies and vegetation structure in the U.S. prairie and philosophical orientations, united by a common desire pothole region, and restoring natural capital in the West- to improve the world’s environment. Editing Ecological ern Ghats of India. Enjoy, and best of luck to you in your Restoration has been an exciting experience, and looking restoration endeavors! ahead, I remain keenly interested in how the fields of restoration will develop. Mrill Ingram I have found new work, and for the next three years will Editor be involved in research on emerging collaborations between scientists and artists. Intertwined with arguments such as References C.P. Snow’s (1956) insistence on a fundamental disparity Jordan, W.R., III. 1981. Restoration and Management Notes: between the “two cultures” of the sciences and the humani- A Beginning. Restoration & Management Notes 1:2. ties, there have been many other attempts to argue for and Snow, C.P. 1956. The two cultures. New Statesman and Nation foster a creative unity of the arts and the sciences, E.O. October 6:413–414. Wilson’s Consilience (1998) being a more recent example. Wilson, E.O. 1998. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. In preparing for this new research project and reading about new collaborations, I recognize the excitement gener- ated by this kind of work: a bursting of disciplinary banks and a mixing of wildly different ideas as people not only communicate across intellectual divides, but feed new ways of thinking and new tools by opening up the innovation process to be more collaborative at a fundamental level. Ecological restoration is a beautiful case study for art–sci- ence interdisciplinarity. I know ecological restoration will Ecological Restoration Vol. 28, No. 4, 2010 ISSN 1522-4740 E-ISSN 1543-4079 ©2010 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. December 2010 ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION 28:4 • 403

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