What the novel ecosystem concept provides: A reply to Kattan et al.

TitleWhat the novel ecosystem concept provides: A reply to Kattan et al.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMiller J.R., Bestelmeyer B
JournalRestoration Ecology
Volume25
Start Page488
Pagination488-490
Date Published07/2017
ARIS Log Number345463
Abstract

The novel ecosystem concept expands the restoration palette by focusing our attention on what is possible when recovery to an historical pre-disturbance condition is not. Although some elements of the concept have long been accepted in restoration circles, the novel ecosystems framework brings these elements to the fore. There is a growing frustration with restoration prescriptions that above all else emphasize native species and historical trajectories, and there is a clear need for alternatives that recognize real limitations to achieving these goals in at least some instances. Though not perfect, the novel ecosystems framework represents such an alternative.

URLfiles/bibliography/17-021.pdf
DOI10.1111/rec.12530