Current Issues in Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture

Journal Club (SPRING 2012)

Welcome!  We meet on Fridays from 4-5 pm in DRC 103.

Discussions are facilitated by:

· Jon Bakker

· Kern Ewing

· Jim Fridley

· Soo-Hyung Kim (usually, but not this quarter)

· Sarah Reichard

 

Discussion Board

A discussion board for Journal Club is available here:

https://catalyst.uw.edu/gopost/board/jbakker/23359/

 

It can be used in many ways:

· Weekly leaders can post questions or comments before class to guide our reading (and the in-class discussion).

· People can continue discussions beyond class time.

· Folks that have to be in the field or are sick can still participate.

· Folk can post relevant articles.

Date

Leaders

Topic

Reading

Notes

3/30

Faculty

Reference information

White & Walker. 1997. Approximating nature’s variation: selecting and using reference information in restoration ecology. Restoration Ecology 5:338-349.

 

4/6

Blake

Peer review process

DeVries et al. 2009. Exploring the peer review process: what is it, does it work, and can it be improved? Fisheries 34:270-279.

Waldrop. 2008. Science 2.0. Scientific American 298(5):68-73. Word version here.

 

4/13

Evan, Kat

 

Birch et al. 2010. Cost-effectiveness of dryland forest restoration evaluated by spatial analysis of ecosystem services. PNAS 107:21925-21930.

[supplemental] Pinjuv et al. 2001. Cost-effectiveness analysis of ponderosa pine ecosystem restoration in Flagstaff Arizona’s wildland-urban interface. Pages 149-153 in Vance et al. Ponderosa Pine Ecosystems Restoration and Conservation: Steps Toward Stewardship. RMRS-P-22. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ogden, UT.

Q: Why may some restoration sites not be successful ? Is  it environmental, cost, or both influenced?

 

Q: Did Birch's journal inspire, touch or motivate you , as a restorationist? Why or why not?

4/20

Lindsey, Drew

Livestock grazing

Frost et al. 2012. Targeted grazing: applying the research to the land. Rangelands 34(1):2-10.

Savory. 1983. The Savory grazing method or holistic resource management. Rangelands 5(4):155-159.

[supplemental] White et al. 1991. Vegetational response to short-duration and continuous grazing in southcentral New Mexico. Journal of Range Management 44:399-403.

[supplemental] Willms et al. 1990. Vegetation response to time-controlled grazing on mixed and fescue prairie. Journal of Range Management 43:513-517.

 

4/27

Andrew, Onion

Conservation and indigenous peoples

Oviedo & Otegui. 2008. Sacred natural sites of indigenous and traditional peoples in Mexico. International Journal of Wilderness 14(3):29-35. [note that pdf contains entire issue]

[supplemental] Vidal. 2011. Bolivia enshrines natural world’s rights with equal status for Mother Earth. The Guardian.

[supplemental] Daily Mail. 2011. U.S. ski resort to use treated sewage to create artificial snow.

[supplemental] Cole. 2012. Snowmaking opponents rebuffed. Arizona Daily Sun.

 

5/4

Virginia Matzek (Santa Clara U)

Invasive species management and restoration research needs

Esler et al. 2010. How wide is the “knowing-doing” gap in invasion biology? Biological Invasions 12:4065-4075.

 

5/11

Ryan, Jessica

Exotic plants

D’Antonio & Meyerson. 2002. Exotic plant species as problems and solutions in ecological restoration: a synthesis. Restoration Ecology 10:703-713.

 

5/18

Rob, Kathie

Local participation

Stenseke. 2009. Local participation in cultural landscape maintenance: lessons from Sweden. Land Use Policy 26:214-223.

 

5/25

Ina, Jigs

Aboveground– belowground linkages

Kardol & Wardle. 2010. How understanding aboveground-belowground linkages can assist restoration ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25:670-679.

[supplemental] Banning et al. 2011. Soil microbial community successional patterns during forest ecosystem restoration. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:6158-6164.

The main article for discussion is the review paper by Kardol & Wardle.  The paper by Banning et al. presents the results of a case study which ties in with the first paper.  Reading of the second paper is optional, but we do ask that everyone at least read enough of it to familiarize themselves with the main findings.

6/1

Allison

Industrial restoration

Lundholm & Richardson. 2010. Habitat analogues for reconciliation ecology in urban and industrial environments. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:966-975.

[supplemental] Tropek et al. 2012. Technical reclamations are wasting the conservation potential of post-mining sites: a case study of black coal spoil dumps. Ecological Engineering 43:13-18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Schedules

 

 

2011-12

Autumn

Winter

 

 

2010-11

Autumn

Winter

Spring

 

2009-10

Autumn

Winter

Spring

 

2008-09

Autumn

Winter

Spring

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: cfr503@uw.edu