Travis E. Huxman

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

The costs and efficiencies of ecological restoration

TimThumb.ashxThe Center for Environmental Biology in collaboration with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy just published an exciting study that looks at the costs and outcomes of ecological restoration in southern California. The study compared over 100 different treatment options in carrying out restoration of degraded land and helped to put together a set of logic statements that land managers can use to get the biggest bang for their conservation dollar investment. This type of research is so exciting and is something that cannot be done without close university-community partner relations. Sarah Kimball led this team and you can see the new paper in Restoration Ecology.