Fiedler, Peggy L. Natural Reserve System, University of California, Oakland, California.
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A field in the science of conservation that is concerned with the application of ecological principles to restoring degraded, derelict, or fragmented ecosystems. The primary goal of restoration ecology, also known as ecological restoration, is to return a community or ecosystem to a condition similar in ecological structure or function, or both, to that existing prior to site disturbance or degradation (see illustration). See also: Conservation of resources; Ecological communities; Ecology; Ecosystem; Land reclamation
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