Integrating plant- and animal- based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity

McAlpine, Clive, Catterall, Carla P., Mac Nally, Ralph, Lindenmayer, David, Reid, J. Leighton, Holl, Karen D., Bennett, Andrew F., Runting, Rebecca K., Wilson, Kerrie, Hobbs, Richard J., Seabrook, Leonie, Cunningham, Shaun, Moilanen, Atte, Maron, Martine, Shoo, Luke, Lunt, Ian, Vesk, Peter, Rumpff, Libby, Martin, Tara G., Thomson, James and Possingham, Hugh (2016) Integrating plant- and animal- based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14 1: 37-45. doi:10.1002/16-0108.1

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Author McAlpine, Clive
Catterall, Carla P.
Mac Nally, Ralph
Lindenmayer, David
Reid, J. Leighton
Holl, Karen D.
Bennett, Andrew F.
Runting, Rebecca K.
Wilson, Kerrie
Hobbs, Richard J.
Seabrook, Leonie
Cunningham, Shaun
Moilanen, Atte
Maron, Martine
Shoo, Luke
Lunt, Ian
Vesk, Peter
Rumpff, Libby
Martin, Tara G.
Thomson, James
Possingham, Hugh
Title Integrating plant- and animal- based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity
Journal name Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1540-9309
1540-9295
Publication date 2016-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/16-0108.1
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 37
End page 45
Total pages 9
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Ecological restoration of modified and degraded landscapes is an important challenge for the 21st century, with potential for major gains in the recovery of biodiversity. However, there is a general lack of agreement between plant- and animal-based approaches to restoration, both in theory and practice. Here, we review these approaches, identify limitations from failing to effectively integrate their different perspectives, and suggest ways to improve outcomes for biodiversity recovery in agricultural landscapes. We highlight the need to strengthen collaboration between plant and animal ecologists, to overcome disciplinary and cultural differences, and to achieve a more unified approach to restoration ecology. Explicit consideration of key ecosystem functions, the need to plan at multiple spatial and temporal scales, and the importance of plant–animal interactions can provide a bridge between plant- and animal-based methods. A systematic approach to restoration planning is critical to achieving effective biodiversity outcomes while meeting long-term social and economic needs.
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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