We’re honored and excited to be co-chairing the Restoration sessions of the 2015 CNPS Conservation Conference with Bruce Orr of Stillwater Science. We already have an exciting group of abstracts, but we’re hoping to get a few more to fill in some content goals. Please read below and see if you might have something to present. Abstract deadline is July 31, 2014.
We anticipate three total sessions of talks, and we’ll be organizing the subsessions based on abstracts/talks provided. We hope that it’s clear that restoration is a core principle of the submitted talk. Here’s what we’re thinking:
b. Is local, genetic stock always best? (What are the pros and cons? When should we use ecotypes from climates that better match predicted future site conditions, especially for long-lived species? Should we mix local stock with other ecotypes to increase genetic variability of planted stock? What role should assisted migration have in ecological restoration?)
c. How do we plan for resiliency and ecological trajectories in restoration
d. Restoration targets and philosophy: when is a “rambunctious garden” good enough? (can weave in ideas of permanently altered systems, novel ecosystems, and “new natives”)
e. Fresh ideas on restoration monitoring: how much science is enough? (how to make it more effective and efficient; base level monitoring for all projects vs more in-depth/research level monitoring in selected cases); retrospective assessment of restoration success for projects after one or more decades (meta-analysis of results)
[FROM CNPS staff]
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