By David J Tongway
- an define of a science-based, ecologically sound method of restoration
- discussion of the conceptual framework and rigorous rules that underlie the approach
- case reports of 2 sorts of recovery initiatives (restoring mined landscapes and restoring broken rangelands) that illustrate how the technique, framework, and 4 key ideas for restoring landscapes were implemented
- a number of situations that characterize usual recovery difficulties and the way these difficulties might be handled
- indicators for tracking and the way panorama functionality should be tracked and analyzed as a part of a complete tracking program.
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Photographs taken at the same photo point illustrating vegetation development from a very dysfunctional landscape in 1973 (top left), to intermediate functionality in 1989 (top center), and to a highly functional landscape in 2002 (top right). Cattle grazing and fire were strictly controlled to restore this savanna landscape. Time-marks for a perennial grass indicator (biomass as kilograms per hectare) were measured to reflect landscape restoration over time, which aimed to promote the retention of water and to reduce erosion by water and wind.
Feedbacks from pulses of plant growth effectively promote soil development by biological and physical feedback processes. ) With time, soil properties and processes should 34 r e s t o ri ng disturbed landscapes develop along a continuum toward becoming highly functional. ) Mr. Hinz examined nearby natural forest sites and concluded that the species composition and the size of native trees found on these sites would be useful indicators of how well the vegetation was developing on restoration sites.
1). However, many problems have a range of causes that began many decades or centuries ago and have slowly accumulated over the years, such as those caused by long-term overgrazing in rangelands. We emphasize that it is critical to fully understand how disturbances affect landscape processes, for example, how well landscapes retain water. 2). J. A. 5822/978-1-61091-007-1_3, © David J. Tongway and John A. Ludwig 2011 19 20 r e s t o ri ng disturbed landscapes lating runoff within, and out of, this landscape.