David Moreno Ikerbasque Research Fellow

Main Research Field:
Restoration ecology; ecosystem ecology; biodiversity offsets; ecological engineering; ecosystem based adaptation to climate change

Personal web page http://www.bc3research.org/en/david_moreno.html
Email address david.moreno@bc3research.org
Orcid 0000-0002-1539-5848
Wok J-5626-2014
Google Scholar 2PDLgosAAAAJ


Under present conditions of environmental degradation, understanding the process of ecosystem recovery is essential to provide targeted action to accelerate the recovery of biodiversity and ecosystem functions and increase benefits to societies. Recovery is a long process that may take centuries and that must also adapt to changing conditions. My research focuses on understanding patterns and mechanisms regulating the recovery process of ecosystem´s complexity (e.g., biodiversity and ecosystem function relationships, amount and strength of interactions among organisms, stability of those relationships), define actions to accelerate the recovery process and adapt it to climate change, understand the socio-economic implications of the lack of ecosystem recovery, and use ecosystem restoration to adapt to climate change.



January 26, 2017

Anthropogenic ecosystem disturbance and the recovery debt

Ecosystem recovery from anthropogenic disturbances, either without human intervention or assisted by ecological restoration, is increasingly occurring worldwide. As ecosystems progress through recovery, it is important to estimate any resulting deficit in biodiversity and functions.

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