18. Incorporating Novel Ecosystems into Management Frameworks

  1. Richard J. Hobbs7,
  2. Eric S. Higgs8 and
  3. Carol M. Hall8
  1. Kristin B. Hulvey7,
  2. Rachel J. Standish7,
  3. Lauren M. Hallett1,
  4. Brian M. Starzomski8,
  5. Stephen D. Murphy2,
  6. Cara R. Nelson3,
  7. Mark R. Gardener4,
  8. Patricia L. Kennedy5,
  9. Timothy R. Seastedt6 and
  10. Katharine N. Suding1

Published Online: 31 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118354186.ch18

Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order

Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order

How to Cite

Hulvey, K. B., Standish, R. J., Hallett, L. M., Starzomski, B. M., Murphy, S. D., Nelson, C. R., Gardener, M. R., Kennedy, P. L., Seastedt, T. R. and Suding, K. N. (2013) Incorporating Novel Ecosystems into Management Frameworks, in Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order (eds R. J. Hobbs, E. S. Higgs and C. M. Hall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118354186.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 7

    Ecosystem Restoration and Intervention Ecology (ERIE) Research Group, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Australia

  2. 8

    School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada

  3. 3

    Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, USA

  4. 4

    Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Australia

  5. 5

    Department of Fisheries and Wildlife & Eastern Oregon Agriculture & Natural Resource Program, Oregon State University, USA

  6. 6

    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, USA

  7. 7

    Ecosystem Restoration and Intervention Ecology (ERIE) Research Group, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Australia

  8. 8

    School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118354223

Online ISBN: 9781118354186

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Keywords:

  • ecological barriers;
  • ecosystem management;
  • hybrid ecosystem;
  • novel ecosystem decision framework;
  • social barriers

Summary

This chapter provides a framework that helps managers, whether scientists or stewards, navigate the decisions that lead to new management approaches in hybrid and novel ecosystems. It first presents a decision-making flowchart that can be used as roadmap to navigate possible management actions. The chapter then explores the role of ecological and social barriers in creation and maintenance of hybrid and novel ecosystems. It argues that working to understand the historical structure and conditions in ecosystem is useful for planning current management strategy. Finally, the chapter highlights examples of challenging decision points which managers will likely face as they work to incorporate hybrid and novel ecosystems into strategies for restoration, conservation and management.