One hundred priority questions for landscape restoration in Europe

Ockendon, Nancy and Thomas, David H. L. and Cortina, Jordi and Adams, William M. and Aykroyd, Toby and Barov, Boris and Boitani, Luigi and Bonn, Aletta and Branquinho, Cristina and Brombacher, Michael and Burrell, Charles and Carver, Steve and Crick, Humphrey Q. P. and Duguy, Beatriz and Everett, Sue and Fokkens, Bart and Fuller, Robert J. and Gibbons, David W. and Gokhelashvili, Ramaz and Griffin, Cy and Halley, Duncan J. and Hotham, Paul and Hughes, Francine M. R. and Karamanlidis, Alexandros A. and McOwen, Chris J. and Miles, Lera and Mitchell, Roger and Rands, Michael R. W. and Roberts, Jeremy and Sandom, Christopher J. and Spencer, Jonathan W. and ten Broeke, Erica and Tew, Eleanor R. and Thomas, Chris D. and Timoshyna, Anastasiya and Unsworth, Richard K. F. and Warrington, Stuart and Sutherland, William J. (2018) One hundred priority questions for landscape restoration in Europe. Biological Conservation, 221. pp. 198-208. ISSN 0006-3207

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Abstract

We present the results of a process to attempt to identify 100 questions that, if answered, would make a substantial difference to terrestrial and marine landscape restoration in Europe. Representatives from a wide range of European governmental and non-governmental conservation organisations, universities, independent ecologists and land managers compiled 677 questions relating to all aspects of European landscape restoration for nature and people. The questions were shortlisted by an email vote, followed by a two-day workshop, to produce the final list of 100 questions. Many of the final questions evolved through a process of modification and combination as the workshop progressed. The questions are divided into eight sections: conservation of biodiversity; connectivity, migration and translocations; delivering and evaluating restoration; natural processes; ecosystem services; social and cultural aspects of restoration; policy and governance; and economics. We anticipate that these questions will help identify new directions for researchers and policy-makers and assist funders and programme managers in allocating funds and planning projects, resulting in improved understanding and implementation of landscape-scale ecological restoration in Europe.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Sciences & Ecology, Natural processes, Landscape-scale, Priority setting, Rewilding, Ecological restoration, Ecosystem services, Citizen Science, Identification, Challenges, Management, Networks, UK
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 13:15
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 09:27
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703396

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