Tag Archives: Restoration ecology

Planning for the future of ecological restoration

When I am planning an ecological restoration project, my two main questions are: 1) Toward what restoration standard (s) should I aim; and 2) What is the best way to achieve the desired outcome (s)? The answers to these two … Continue reading

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Ecological Restoration Viewed Through a Policy Lens

As I’ve learned, there is usually more to ecological restoration than meets the eye. There is a lot of policy involved—policy that influences, and is influenced by, ecological restoration.   This truth has been learned on the job, over and over, … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for SER Midwest Great Lakes Annual Meeting

The Eighth Annual Chapter Meeting of the Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana from April 1 to April 3, 2016. This year’s meeting theme is Overcoming Challenges to … Continue reading

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Applications for Student Restoration & Practice Grants Now Being Accepted

The Midwest Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER MWGL) is now accepting applications for student grants in two categories:  research and practice. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Please see the news item below from … Continue reading

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The Promise and Future of Restoration Ecology

The Promise of Restoration The science and practice of restoration ecology is a forward-looking, multifaceted discipline that has both deep roots in the past and a future-oriented perspective. Although a young discipline, restoration ecology has a remarkable history and a … Continue reading

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Leopold’s Arboretum–It’s Drowning in Stormwater and Needs Upstream Help

One of the questions that this blog asks is how the science and practice restoration ecology is utilized to address environmental issues and restoration opportunities in urban areas.   This blog examines the challenges and opportunities of restoration ecology through … Continue reading

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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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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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