21. Shifting Baselines: Dynamics of Evolution and Community Change in a Changing World

  1. Jelte van Andel3 and
  2. James Aronson4
  1. Katharine Suding1 and
  2. Elizabeth Leger2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch21

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

Suding, K. and Leger, E. (2012) Shifting Baselines: Dynamics of Evolution and Community Change in a Changing World, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 4

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall #3114, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

  2. 2

    University of Nevada, Natural Resources and Environmental Science Department, 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130

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Keywords:

  • shifting baselines, running alongwith the ecological clock;
  • community change in a changing world;
  • natural disturbances, for ecosystem persistence;
  • restoration, and anticipated future changes;
  • restoration planning, novel ecosystems and restoration shifts;
  • applying theory on community dynamics, in anticipating the future;
  • natural selection type, and population experience;
  • phenotypic plasticity, fluctuating or unpredictable environment;
  • natural populations with trait frequencies, near potential optima;
  • transient dynamics in restoration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Anticipating the Future

  • Local Processes: Adaptation and Selection

  • Local Processes: Species Reordering and Turnover

  • Regional Processes: Gene Flow and Dispersal

  • Maintaining Biodiversity

  • Perspectives