Biodiversity in a restored salt marsh: managed versus unmanaged habitats

Introduction An ecological restoration is an iterative process where a degraded ecosystem is brought back to its previous, healthier state (Walters 1997; Stankey 2005). It is a multi step, non-linear process that I simplified into the following diagram: The purpose behind a restoration is to restore ecological services that a previously productive ecosystem delivered toContinue reading “Biodiversity in a restored salt marsh: managed versus unmanaged habitats”

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Adaptive Management: a summary of my thesis research on the Everglades restoration

A lot of the questions of policy-making for environmental conservation involve uncertainty on how a resource will respond to treatments aimed at making it healthier. Policy-makers are often hesitant to spend money on environmental projects with uncertain outcomes.  Yet almost all environmental restorations require them to do just that. The Comprehensive Everglads Restoration (CERP) is theContinue reading “Adaptive Management: a summary of my thesis research on the Everglades restoration”