Monthly Archives: January 2015

Authors say “Novel Ecosystems are a Trojan Horse for Conservation”

Because “they provide a license to trash nature if they provide ecosystem services”,  according to a recent article in Ensia, by Daniel Simberloff, Carolina Murcia, and James Aronson.  Ensia is an online  “magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action”, and published by … Continue reading

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Negotiating Restoration Policy and Outcomes in an Urban Environment

One of the lessons of ecological restoration is that it is as much a technical exercise as it is a social and political negotiation about restoration policy and restoration targets and outcomes.   While restoration ecologists are trained to deal with … Continue reading

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Restoration Ecology Professor Says Society Needs a Wetland Ethic

Perhaps it is time for a wetland ethic, to compliment Aldo Leopold’s famous Land Ethic.  So suggests Joy Zedler, Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology at the UW-Madison Arboretum. Many of us know about Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic–the essay in … Continue reading

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Madison’s Freshwater Resources

This early point in 2015 is a good opportunity to share with you the subjects this blog will cover in the coming year. Among the topics we will be reporting on include, the springs and Madison’s other freshwater resources; restoration … Continue reading

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