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Ecosystem restoration - a public health intervention


Breed, MF and Cross, AT and Wallace, K and Bradby, K and Flies, E and Goodwin, N and Jones, M and Orlando, L and Skelly, C and Weinstein, P and Aronson, J, Ecosystem restoration - a public health intervention, EcoHealth ISSN 1612-9202 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10393-020-01480-1


We are seemingly locked into a downward spiral of ecological degradation, biodiversity loss, and a climate emergency. Ecological restoration aims to improve the ecological trajectory of degraded ecosystems. Ecosystem declines threaten human health. Dramatic changes in human behavior and government policy are essential, but will only occur through a profound paradigm shift explicitly linking human and ecological health. We outline the case for ecological restoration as a ‘public health intervention’, and provide an action plan that enables the required paradigm shift.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:biodiversity crisis, ecological restoration, environmental degradation, green prescriptions, planetary health, public health
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Flies, E (Dr Emily Flies)
UTAS Author:Jones, M (Professor Menna Jones)
ID Code:139690
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2020-06-26
Last Modified:2022-08-30
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