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Evaluating the process of ecological restoration

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dc.contributor.author Nilsson, Christer
dc.contributor.author Aradottir, Ása L.
dc.contributor.author Hagen, Dagmar
dc.contributor.author Halldórsson, Guðmundur
dc.contributor.author Høegh, Kenneth
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Ruth J.
dc.contributor.author Raulund-Rasmussen, Karsten
dc.contributor.author Svavarsdóttir, Kristín
dc.contributor.author Tolvanen, Anne
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Scott D.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-13T13:46:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-13T13:46:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Nilsson, C., A. L. Aradottir, D. Hagen, G. Halldórsson, K. Høegh, R. J. Mitchell, K. Raulund-Rasmussen, K. Svavarsdóttir, A. Tolvanen, and S. D. Wilson. 2016. Evaluating the process of ecological restoration. Ecology and Society 21(1):41. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08289-210141
dc.identifier.issn 1708-3087
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/167
dc.description.abstract We developed a conceptual framework for evaluating the process of ecological restoration and applied it to 10 examples of restoration projects in the northern hemisphere. We identified three major phases, planning, implementation, and monitoring, in the restoration process. We found that evaluation occurred both within and between the three phases, that it included both formal and informal components, and that it often had an impact on the performance of the projects. Most evaluations were short-term and only some parts of them were properly documented. Poor or short-term evaluation of the restoration process creates a risk that inefficient methods will continue to be used, which reduces the efficiency and effectiveness of restoration. To improve the restoration process and to transfer the knowledge to future projects, we argue for more formal, sustained evaluation procedures, involving all relevant stakeholders, and increased and improved documentation and dissemination of the results.
dc.format.extent 41
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Resilience Alliance, Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ecology and Society;21(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Vistfræði
dc.title Evaluating the process of ecological restoration
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.doi dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08289-210141
dc.contributor.department Auðlinda- og umhverfisdeild (LBHÍ)
dc.contributor.school Landbúnaðarháskóli Íslands

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