Ecosystem restoration: a public health intervention

Martin F. Breed, Adam T. Cross, Kiri Wallace, Keith Bradby, Emily Flies, Neva Goodwin, Menna Jones, Laura Orlando, Chris Skelly, Philip Weinstein, James Aronson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalEcoHealth
Early online date23 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Public Health
  • climate change

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    Breed, M. F., Cross, A. T., Wallace, K., Bradby, K., Flies, E., Goodwin, N., Jones, M., Orlando, L., Skelly, C., Weinstein, P., & Aronson, J. (2020). Ecosystem restoration: a public health intervention. EcoHealth. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-020-01480-1