Restore, repair or reinvent: Options for sustainable landscapes in a changing climate

Seabrook, Leonie, Mcalpine, Clive A. and Bowen, Michiala E. (2011) Restore, repair or reinvent: Options for sustainable landscapes in a changing climate. Landscape and Urban Planning, 100 4: 407-410. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.02.015

Author Seabrook, Leonie
Mcalpine, Clive A.
Bowen, Michiala E.
Title Restore, repair or reinvent: Options for sustainable landscapes in a changing climate
Journal name Landscape and Urban Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-2046
Publication date 2011-04-30
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.02.015
Volume 100
Issue 4
Start page 407
End page 410
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Globally, land use and land cover changes to provide resources for human society have led to loss of biodiversity and declines in ecosystem services. Climate change will compound these impacts. Ecological restoration can reverse environmental degradation and is starting to restore ecological services, as well as help mitigate climate change. Although this may be an anathema to some, we must systematically assess and proactively redesign and manage the landscapes we inhabit so they can continue to provide ecosystem services essential for all species, including humans. We define three restoration pathways based largely on existing land use and the degree of modification: restoration for areas of natural ecosystems; repair for production landscapes; and reinvention for urban areas. Challenges and research priorities include understanding: the effects of mean climate change and climate extremes on species’ distribution and ecosystem composition; how restoration can be used for carbon sequestration; the effects of proximate and endogenous drivers on landscape change; how to better bio-design landscapes for multiple functions; integration of different scales of restoration planning and design; and the establishment of long-term monitoring and adaptive management.
Keyword Restoration
Novel ecosystems
Landscape change
Ecosystem function
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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