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, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 37-45, doi: 10.1002/16-0108.1.

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Title Integrating plant- and animal- based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity
Author(s) 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
Journal name Frontiers in ecology and the environment
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Start page 37
End page 45
Total pages 9
Publisher Ecological Society of America
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2016-02
ISSN 1540-9309
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/16-0108.1
Field of Research 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Ecological Society of America
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