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Beyond expertise: Ecological science and the making of socially robust restoration strategies

Authors
Journal
Journal for Nature Conservation
1617-1381
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
14
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2006.05.004
Keywords
  • Nature Conservation And Restoration
  • New Production Of Knowledge
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Science In Public
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Ecology

Abstract

Summary A distinctive feature of ecological restoration is that the human presence in the natural landscape can be perceived as beneficial and not necessarily as harmful. Consequently, negotiations between heterogeneous actors involved and reactions to developments in different ecosystems become part of the scientific practice of restoration. This paper discusses some implications of restoration practice for the science of ecology in connection with recent debates about a new mode of knowledge production in science. I illustrate how different types of expertise from several backgrounds can be fed into each step of restoration implementation via alternate phases of selection and of corroboration by use to expose it to further observation in order to develop more scientifically and socially robust restoration strategies.

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