Enhancement of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services by Ecological Restoration: A Meta-Analysis

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Authors: Rey Benayas, J.M., Newton, A., Diaz, A. and Bullock, J.M.

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/325/5944/1121

Journal: Science

Volume: 325

Pages: 1121-1124

ISSN: 0036-8075

DOI: 10.1126/science.1172460

Ecological restoration is widely used to reverse the environmental degradation caused by human activities. However, the effectiveness of restoration actions in increasing provision of both biodiversity and ecosystem services has not been evaluated systematically. A meta-analysis of 89 restoration assessments in a wide range of ecosystem types across the globe indicates that ecological restoration increased provision of biodiversity and ecosystem services by 44 and 25%, respectively. However, values of both remained lower in restored versus intact reference ecosystems. Increases in biodiversity and ecosystem service measures after restoration were positively correlated. Results indicate that restoration actions focused on enhancing biodiversity should support increased provision of ecosystem services, particularly in tropical terrestrial biomes.

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Authors: Rey Benayas, J.M., Newton, A.C., Diaz, A. and Bullock, J.M.

Journal: Science

Volume: 325

Issue: 5944

Pages: 1121-1124

eISSN: 1095-9203

DOI: 10.1126/science.1172460

Ecological restoration is widely used to reverse the environmental degradation caused by human activities. However, the effectiveness of restoration actions in increasing provision of both biodiversity and ecosystem services has not been evaluated systematically. A meta-analysis of 89 restoration assessments in a wide range of ecosystem types across the globe indicates that ecological restoration increased provision of biodiversity and ecosystem services by 44 and 25%, respectively. However, values of both remained lower in restored versus intact reference ecosystems. Increases in biodiversity and ecosystem service measures after restoration were positively correlated. Results indicate that restoration actions focused on enhancing biodiversity should support increased provision of ecosystem services, particularly in tropical terrestrial biomes.

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Authors: Rey Benayas, J.M., Newton, A.C., Diaz, A. and Bullock, J.M.

Journal: Science

Volume: 325

Issue: 5944

Pages: 1121-1124

eISSN: 1095-9203

ISSN: 0036-8075

DOI: 10.1126/science.1172460

Ecological restoration is widely used to reverse the environmental degradation caused by human activities. However, the effectiveness of restoration actions in increasing provision of both biodiversity and ecosystem services has not been evaluated systematically. A meta-analysis of 89 restoration assessments in a wide range of ecosystem types across the globe indicates that ecological restoration increased provision of biodiversity and ecosystem services by 44 and 25%, respectively. However, values of both remained lower in restored versus intact reference ecosystems. Increases in biodiversity and ecosystem service measures after restoration were positively correlated. Results indicate that restoration actions focused on enhancing biodiversity should support increased provision of ecosystem services, particularly in tropical terrestrial biomes.

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Authors: Rey Benayas, J.M., Newton, A.C., Diaz, A. and Bullock, J.M.

Journal: SCIENCE

Volume: 325

Issue: 5944

Pages: 1121-1124

ISSN: 0036-8075

DOI: 10.1126/science.1172460

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Authors: Rey Benayas, J.M., Newton, A.C., Diaz, A. and Bullock, J.M.

Journal: Science (New York, N.Y.)

Volume: 325

Issue: 5944

Pages: 1121-1124

eISSN: 1095-9203

ISSN: 0036-8075

Ecological restoration is widely used to reverse the environmental degradation caused by human activities. However, the effectiveness of restoration actions in increasing provision of both biodiversity and ecosystem services has not been evaluated systematically. A meta-analysis of 89 restoration assessments in a wide range of ecosystem types across the globe indicates that ecological restoration increased provision of biodiversity and ecosystem services by 44 and 25%, respectively. However, values of both remained lower in restored versus intact reference ecosystems. Increases in biodiversity and ecosystem service measures after restoration were positively correlated. Results indicate that restoration actions focused on enhancing biodiversity should support increased provision of ecosystem services, particularly in tropical terrestrial biomes.

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