The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Measuring progress in status of land under forest landscape restoration using abiotic and biotic indicators

Dudley, Nigel; Bhagwat, Shonil A.; Harris, Jim; Maginnis, Stewart; Moreno, Jaime Garcia; Mueller, Gregory M.; Oldfield, Sara and Walters, Gretchen (2018). Measuring progress in status of land under forest landscape restoration using abiotic and biotic indicators. Restoration Ecology, 26(1) pp. 5–12.

Full text available as:
[img]
Preview
PDF (Accepted Manuscript) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (528kB) | Preview
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12632
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

The paper suggests a minimum set of abiotic and biotic threshold indicators and progress indicators for forest landscape restoration (FLR), then also briefly discusses progress indicators of pressures and project outputs. FLR aims to restore multiple functions of forests at a landscape scale. It is predicated on the hypothesis that restoration produces enabling conditions for ecosystem services, including regulating services such as carbon sequestration and pollination, and provisioning services such as food and energy. As FLR gains greater uptake, it is increasingly important to monitor progress. The types of indicators required are influenced by the degree of forest loss and degradation. To measure the status of land under restoration, one or more abiotic and biotic threshold indicators are required, measuring the return of enabling conditions for restoration (soil quality, water, etc.), along with progress indicators measuring the reemergence of the ecosystem services. Although all elements of the proposed monitoring framework are well known, compiling them into a coherent system, suitable for application in a wide range of conditions, will take much further development.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Society for Ecological Restoration
ISSN: 1526-100X
Keywords: ecosystem functions; ecosystem services; forest; monitoring; restoration; thresholds
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography > Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Related URLs:
Item ID: 52901
Depositing User: Shonil Bhagwat
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 10:47
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 00:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/52901
Share this page:

Metrics

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU