How long does it take for an ecosystem to recover after it is disturbed or destroyed by human activities? How do we know when an ecosystem has recovered? In this lecture, restoration ecologist
David Moreno Mateos discusses the traditional methods used to assess the recovery of terrestrial ecosystems—such as changes in biodiversity or soil carbon levels, highlighting their limitations. He makes a case for more comprehensive & long-term approaches to understanding & measuring ecosystem recovery, highlighting their potential for enhancing environmental policies & large-scale restoration strategies.
The Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery is interested in promoting a wide variety of views and opinions on nature recovery from researchers and practitioners. The views, opinions and positions expressed within this lecture are those of the author alone, they do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery, or its researchers.