Ecosystems are complex and dynamic. Our understanding of how they work and how they respond to natural and anthropogenic disturbances is limited. Unexpected events are inevitable. This makes ecosystem management and restoration challenging: What conditions, structures, and functions should we restore? How do we achieve these goals? Restoration goals are based on values, and AM cannot help resolve conflicts over values. However, it can aid in answering the second question and in implementing restoration in the face of change, surprises, and uncertainty.
Adaptive Management and Ecological Restoration
Title: Adaptive Management and Ecological Restoration
May 16, 2003
Book Title: Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)
Published City: Washington
Publisher: Island Press
Murray, C.; Marmorek, D. (2003). Adaptive Management and Ecological Restoration. Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series) (pp. 417-428). Washington: Island Press.