42. What do we know about, and what do we do about, Novel Ecosystems?

  1. Richard J. Hobbs1,
  2. Eric S. Higgs2 and
  3. Carol M. Hall2
  1. Richard J. Hobbs1,
  2. Eric S. Higgs2 and
  3. Carol M. Hall2

Published Online: 31 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118354186.ch42

Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order

Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order

How to Cite

Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E. S. and Hall, C. M. (2013) What do we know about, and what do we do about, Novel Ecosystems?, 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.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    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:

  • ecosystem management intervention;
  • novel ecosystems

Summary

This conclusory chapter of Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order reflects on some of the ongoing points of discussion and key themes emerging in the book. It offers a few last thoughts on how we start to apply these ideas to intervening in a new ecological world order. The chapters, case studies and perspectives in this book offer a basis for constructive discussion of the issues and some clues for ways forward in dealing with them. The common perspectives prevalent in the book allow a move beyond simply debating what novel ecosystems are to considering how we might effectively intervene in such systems, within the broader context of ecosystem management and policy.