19 - ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION READINGS: FREEMAN, 2005 Chapter...

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ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION READINGS: FREEMAN, 2005 Chapter 54 Pages 1277-1283
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What is restoration ecology? It is the application of ecological principles to return populations, species or communities (ecosystems) to their natural state. The act of restoration covers a wide range of problems to be solved and practices to be used.
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Restoration of Populations or Species When a local population or entire species is showing signs of progressive decline, then the act of restoration is best described as recovery. When a local population or a large number of populations have become extinct, restoration requires reintroduction.
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Reintroduction of Populations The reintroduction of a population to an area where it was once known to occur requires more knowledge and effort than the act of recovery. Two of the problems to be solved are: * where to get the plants or animals to be introduced? * where to find the most suitable habitat for introduction?
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Recovery of a Population One of the unfortunate lessons learned by conservation biologists is that protection of plant and animal populations by establishing preserves is only a first step for many populations. Increasing the size of a declining or small population requires a good deal of knowledge about the biology of the species.
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Recovery Studies: Doing Some Science Even in the highest quality preserves, some species may not be maintaining stationary or growing populations. Even populations that are stationary
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