Managing the whole landscape

Historical, hybrid, and novel ecosystems

Richard J. Hobbs, Eric Higgs, Carol M. Hall, Peter Bridgewater, F. Stuart Chapin, Erle C. Ellis, John J. Ewel, Lauren M. Hallett, James Harris, Kristen B. Hulvey, Stephen T. Jackson, Patricia L. Kennedy, Christoph Kueffer, Lori Lach, Trevor C. Lantz, Ariel E. Lugo, Joseph Mascaro, Stephen D. Murphy, Cara R. Nelson, Michael P. Perring & 8 others David M. Richardson, Timothy R. Seastedt, Rachel J. Standish, Brian M. Starzomski, Katherine N. Suding, Pedro M. Tognetti, Laith Yakob, Laurie Yung

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The reality confronting ecosystem managers today is one of heterogeneous, rapidly transforming landscapes, particularly in the areas more affected by urban and agricultural development. A landscape management framework that incorporates all systems, across the spectrum of degrees of alteration, provides a fuller set of options for how and when to intervene, uses limited resources more effectively, and increases the chances of achieving management goals. That many ecosystems have departed so substantially from their historical trajectory that they defy conventional restoration is not in dispute. Acknowledging novel ecosystems need not constitute a threat to existing policy and management approaches. Rather, the development of an integrated approach to management interventions can provide options that are in tune with the current reality of rapid ecosystem change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-564
Number of pages8
JournalFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E., Hall, C. M., Bridgewater, P., Chapin, F. S., Ellis, E. C., ... Yung, L. (2014). Managing the whole landscape: Historical, hybrid, and novel ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12(10), 557-564. https://doi.org/10.1890/130300
Hobbs, Richard J. ; Higgs, Eric ; Hall, Carol M. ; Bridgewater, Peter ; Chapin, F. Stuart ; Ellis, Erle C. ; Ewel, John J. ; Hallett, Lauren M. ; Harris, James ; Hulvey, Kristen B. ; Jackson, Stephen T. ; Kennedy, Patricia L. ; Kueffer, Christoph ; Lach, Lori ; Lantz, Trevor C. ; Lugo, Ariel E. ; Mascaro, Joseph ; Murphy, Stephen D. ; Nelson, Cara R. ; Perring, Michael P. ; Richardson, David M. ; Seastedt, Timothy R. ; Standish, Rachel J. ; Starzomski, Brian M. ; Suding, Katherine N. ; Tognetti, Pedro M. ; Yakob, Laith ; Yung, Laurie. / Managing the whole landscape : Historical, hybrid, and novel ecosystems. In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2014 ; Vol. 12, No. 10. pp. 557-564.
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In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Vol. 12, No. 10, 12.2014, p. 557-564.

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Hobbs RJ, Higgs E, Hall CM, Bridgewater P, Chapin FS, Ellis EC et al. Managing the whole landscape: Historical, hybrid, and novel ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2014 Dec;12(10):557-564. https://doi.org/10.1890/130300