Category: Sociopolitical Research
Title: Ecological Restoration: A Major Component of Sustainable Use of the Planet
Author: Cairns, J. Jr.
Subject: Ecological Restoration
Abstract: At some point in the next century, ecological damage and repair must be balanced to achieve sustainable use of the planet. If ecological damage has exceeded the threshold needed for reliable delivery of ecosystem services. it will be necessary for repair to exceed damage until adequate ecological integrity has been restored. including a margin for safety to protect against unexpected loss of services due to natural or anthropogenic episodic events. Arguably. ecological restoration has not been given the attention it deserves in the quest for sustainable use of the planet. The purpose of this discussion is to provide a rationale for ecological restoration in a sustainability context.
Source: Renewable Resources Journal
Publisher: Renewable Natural Resources Foundation