Symposium # 5: Incorporating Landscape Processes in Ecological Restoration.
Current restoration activities often focus narrowly on sites actively being restored. The success of these restorations, however, will often depend upon their position in the landscape, relative to the condition, land use, and community composition of land in the surrounding area. Restoration ecologists have often discussed landscape-level processes in general. Nonetheless, theory has rarely led to recommendations that are put to use on the ground.
In this symposium, we bring together speakers from both the academic and management community to discuss applying ecological theory to prioritize restoration decisions at a large-scale. Speakers will present results of their recent research on large-scale restoration and will address the following two questions: 1) To what degree have you been able to predict or assess the effect of large-scale ecological processes on restoration success in your projects/research, and 2) Are there any tools for applying basic knowledge to prioritizing restoration efforts that you have found particularly useful (or useless) that might be more widely applied?