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dc.contributorOliveira, Gracaen_US
dc.contributorMexia, Teresaen_US
dc.contributorValdecantos, Alejandroen_US
dc.contributorZucca, Claudioen_US
dc.contributorCostantini, Edoardoen_US
dc.contributorAbraham, Eleni M.en_US
dc.contributorKyriazopoulos, Apostolos P.en_US
dc.contributorSalah, Aymanen_US
dc.contributorPrasse, Rüdigeren_US
dc.contributorCorreia, Otíliaen_US
dc.contributorMilliken, Sarahen_US
dc.contributorKotzenj, Benzen_US
dc.contributorBranquinho, Cristinaen_US
dc.creatorNunes, Aliceen_US
dc.date2016-10-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-18T15:20:56Z
dc.date.available2017-02-18T15:20:56Z
dc.identifierhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971631066Xen_US
dc.identifierhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/303599230_Ecological_restoration_across_the_Mediterranean_Basin_as_viewed_by_practitionersen_US
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.136en_US
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/reporting/download/hash/YGhLUguNen_US
dc.identifier.citationAlice Nunes, Graca Oliveira, Teresa Mexia, Alejandro Valdecantos, Claudio Zucca, Edoardo Costantini, Eleni M. Abraham, Apostolos P. Kyriazopoulos, Ayman Salah, Rüdiger Prasse, Otília Correia, Sarah Milliken, Benz Kotzenj, Cristina Branquinho. (1/10/2016). Ecological restoration across the Mediterranean Basin as viewed by practitioners. Science of the Total Environment, 566-567, pp. 722-732.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/5765
dc.description.abstractRestoration efforts in the Mediterranean Basin have been changing from a silvicultural to an ecological restoration approach. Yet, to what extent the projects are guided by ecological restoration principles remains largely unknown. To analyse this issue, we built an on-line survey addressed to restoration practitioners. We analysed 36 restoration projects, mostly from drylands (86%). The projects used mainly soil from local sources. The need to comply with legislation was more important as a restoration motive for European Union (EU) than for non-EU countries, while public opinion and health had a greater importance in the latter. Non- EU countries relied more on non-native plant species than EU countries, thus deviating from ecological restoration guidelines. Nursery-grown plants used weremostly of local or regional provenance,whilst seedsweremostly of national provenance. Unexpected restoration results (e.g. inadequate biodiversity)were reported for 50% of the projects and restoration success was never evaluated in 22%. Long termevaluation (N6 years) was only performed in 31% of cases, and based primarily on plant diversity and cover. The use of non-native species and species of exogenous provenances may: i) entail the loss of local genetic and functional trait diversity, critical to cope with drought, particularly under the predicted climate change scenarios, and ii) lead to unexpected competition with native species and/or negatively impact local biotic interactions. Absent or inappropriate monitoring may prevent the understanding of restoration trajectories, precluding adaptive management strategies, often crucial to create functional ecosystems able to provide ecosystem services. The overview of ecological restoration projects in theMediterranean Basin revealed high variability among practices and highlighted the need for improved scientific assistance and information exchange, greater use of native species of local provenance, and more longterm monitoring and evaluation, including functional and ecosystemservices' indicators, to improve and spread the practice of ecological restoration.en_US
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dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-4.0en_US
dc.sourceScience of the Total Environment;566-567,(2016) Pagination 722,732en_US
dc.subjectecological restoration practice indexen_US
dc.subjectrestoration successen_US
dc.subjectsurveyen_US
dc.titleEcological restoration across the Mediterranean Basin as viewed by practitionersen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.ID0000-0002-8636-0511en_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.subject.agrovocdrylandsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocnative speciesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocprovenanceen_US
cg.contributor.centerLisbon Universityen_US
cg.contributor.centerCentro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo - CEAMen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerConsiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Agrobiology and Pedology Research Centre - CREA-ABPen_US
cg.contributor.centerAristotle University of Thessalonikien_US
cg.contributor.centerDemocritus University of Thrace, Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resourcesen_US
cg.contributor.centerPalestine Polytechnic Universityen_US
cg.contributor.centerGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Institut für Umweltplanung, Department of Environmental Planning - LUH-IUPen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Greenwich, Department of Architecture and Landscape - GRE-DALen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Water, Land and Ecosystems - WLEen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Office - CGIAR - Sysen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Europeen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Europeen_US
cg.coverage.countryDZen_US
cg.coverage.countryAMen_US
cg.coverage.countryBGen_US
cg.coverage.countryGEen_US
cg.coverage.countryILen_US
cg.coverage.countryITen_US
cg.coverage.countryLBen_US
cg.coverage.countryMAen_US
cg.coverage.countryPTen_US
cg.coverage.countryTNen_US
cg.coverage.countryTRen_US
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cg.contactamanunes@fc.ul.pten_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US


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