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Restoration Ecology: The Emerging Paradigms

  • Poyyamoli GopalsamyEmail author
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Adaptive management is a systematic, intentional, and iterative process for continually improving management policies, strategies, and practices by learning from the earlier outcomes through the integration of ecological and participatory research approaches (Owens 2009). Ecological restoration refers to the process of assisting an ecosystem disturbed, degraded, damaged, or destroyed that aims to recreate, initiate, or accelerate its recovery, so as to provide goods and services that people value. Single species restoration can be considered complementary and an important component of ecological restoration (SER 2004). The term “restoration” is in common usage and can be used singly and in combination with other words to convey an intent to return something to a prior condition (McDonald et al. 2016). Ecosystemrepresents a small- or large-scale assemblage of biotic and abiotic components in oceans, in rivers, and on land in which the components interact to form complex...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology & Environmental SciencesPondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Nandhivarman Muthu
    • 1
  1. 1.Green Campus Initiatives, Waste Management Rules & Green Protocol CompliancePondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia