El Papel de los Jardines Botánicos en la Ciencia y Práctica de la Restauración Ecológica

Translated title of the contribution: The Role of Botanic Gardens in the Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration

Kate A. Hardwick*, Peggy Fiedler, Lyndon C. Lee, Bruce Pavlik, Richard J. Hobbs, James Aronson, Martin Bidartondo, Eric Black, David Coates, Matthew I. Daws, Kingsley Dixon, Stephen Elliott, Kern Ewing, George Gann, David Gibbons, Joachim Gratzfeld, Martin Hamilton, David Hardman, Jim Harris, Pat M. HolmesMeirion Jones, David Mabberley, Andrew Mackenzie, Carlos Magdalena, Robert Marrs, William Milliken, Anthony Mills, Eimear Nic Lughadha, Margaret Ramsay, Paul Smith, Nigel Taylor, Clare Trivedi, Michael Way, Oliver Whaley, Stephen D. Hopper

*Corresponding author for this work

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Many of the skills and resources associated with botanic gardens and arboreta, including plant taxonomy, horticulture, and seed bank management, are fundamental to ecological restoration efforts, yet few of the world's botanic gardens are involved in the science or practice of restoration. Thus, we examined the potential role of botanic gardens in these emerging fields. We believe a reorientation of certain existing institutional strengths, such as plant-based research and knowledge transfer, would enable many more botanic gardens worldwide to provide effective science-based support to restoration efforts. We recommend botanic gardens widen research to include ecosystems as well as species, increase involvement in practical restoration projects and training practitioners, and serve as information hubs for data archiving and exchange.

Translated title of the contributionThe Role of Botanic Gardens in the Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)265-275
Number of pages11
JournalConservation Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Arboreta
  • Botanic gardens
  • Ecological restoration
  • Restoration ecology
  • Seed banks


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