Cooperative extension: a model of science–practice integration for ecosystem restoration

David, E; Dixon, KW; Menz, Myles (2016). Cooperative extension: a model of science–practice integration for ecosystem restoration. Trends in Plant Science, 21(5), pp. 410-417. Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.01.001

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Restoration ecology is a science, driven by practical application. Despite the well-recognized disconnect between the science and practice of ecological restoration, there is a lack of practical solutions. In 2014, US agriculture marked the 100th anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service, providing a timely reminder that the divide between science and practice can be bridged suc- cessfully. Major restoration efforts are underway across the globe and inte- grated science–practice communication is required to avoid project failure and a significant waste of resources. Here, we propose a three-tiered approach, re- emphasizing the integration of science-based practice in restoration utilizing the structure, function, and potential for success of the Cooperative Extension Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a model for connecting science and practice in ecosystem restoration.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)

UniBE Contributor:

Menz, Myles

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1360-1385

Publisher:

Elsevier Current Trends

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alexander Strauss

Date Deposited:

17 Nov 2016 08:31

Last Modified:

17 Nov 2016 08:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.tplants.2016.01.001

PubMed ID:

26838476

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.89941

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/89941

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