Ecosystem services are the benefits that functioning ecosystems deliver to people. Restoration projects often aim to revive ecosystem services.
A recent Blog by Richard Coniff presents a critical view to ecological restoration projects, claiming that they often provide an excuse to developers to build over natural habitats, while restoring (often unsuccessfully) secondary sites and at high cost. The author asks critical questions about ecological restoration projects. We are interested to know your opinion!
Restoration practitioners sometimes pioneer into new unchartered territory where they may face unexpected difficulties. One such area is the genome of species they work with and the way this underpins ecology.
What is the role of genetics in ecological restoration?