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SCIENCE & conservation

Restoration ecology and natural resource management

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The study and practice of restoring ecosystems and managing land for long-term sustainability and diversity.

Native ecosystems and plant communities must be protected from invasive species and restored by introducing natural disturbance regimes that current land-use practices have suppressed. Understanding how different disturbance regimes regulate richness and composition of prairie and fen vegetation, structure woody vegetation, and affect invasive species is key to creating effective management plans for natural areas.

Current projects

Publications (2004-2014)