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Measuring restoration success: A review and two case studies


2004 2004

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My master thesis was focused on measuring restoration success, since most restoration projects failed to make an integral evaluation of the recovery in restored ecosystems. After reviewing how other projects evaluated restoration success, I provided an example on how to measure restoration success by comparing four parameters of vegetation structure, four parameters of species diversity, and six parameters of ecosystem processes among pre-restored, restored, and reference sites. In addition, I described how Bray Curtis Ordination can be used to evaluate restoration success. This research project showed that by including vegetation structure, species diversity, and ecosystem processes parameters we have better information to determine the success of a restoration project. Moreover, the Subjective Bray Curtis Ordination is a useful approach for evaluating different restoration techniques or identifying parameters that are recovering slowly and would benefit from additional attention. This information could assist practitioners and managers in determining where to invest human and financial resources.

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Subject
Ecology;
Forestry;
Environmental science
Classification
0329: Ecology
0478: Forestry
0768: Environmental science
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Biological sciences
Title
Measuring restoration success: A review and two case studies
Author
Ruiz-Jaen, Maria del Carmen
Number of pages
110
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0281
Source
MAI 43/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
0496905694, 9780496905690
Advisor
Aide, T. Mitchell
University/institution
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico)
University location
United States -- Puerto Rico
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1424620
ProQuest document ID
305114030
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305114030
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