Amit Kaushik Soils are known to have enormous seed banks and there are some long-lived seeds which patiently wait to sprout until the seed dormancy period has passed. However, in an area where wetlands have been drained and cultivated for more than 10-15 years, seeds in the seed bank die and may not be able … Continue reading The Grass is Greener on Every Side
By Vijaylakshmi It is season of monsoon 2017! You can’t miss this information as few of our friends never fail to update us by expressing their immense love for rain and raindrops on social media. Some adore it, some detest it (specially those who are they stuck in traffic for hours). Amongst many other discussions … Continue reading Two Sides of Flood
By Vijaylakshmi The importance and need of ecological restoration has been discussed over and over again. It is one tool that assists in the recovery of an ecosystem that has either been degraded, damaged or destroyed. Where humans are considered to be agents of exploiting nature, ecological restoration is considered to be a technical task … Continue reading To Restore or not to Restore!
By Vijaylakshmi Suman In urban spaces, where major regions are controlled by humans, degradation of ecosystems is likely to happen. In such circumstances, ecological restoration offers a mode for recovery so that biodiversity can be protected. However, the process is neither easy nor linear, due to abiotic (for example eutrophication) and biotic (for example composition … Continue reading Soil Inoculation as Steering tool for Restoration Process
By Ajay Immanuel Gonji It has been a little over a year and a half since Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) entered into a management agreement with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to restore a small relict of the Jahangirpuri group of wetlands. The Dheerpur Wetland Park (DWP) is an ambitious collaborative project between AUD and … Continue reading Huge Opportunity and Even Bigger Challenges: Wetland Restoration in the Urban
By Meenakshi Singh Changing global climate patterns, receding forests, intensive industrialization, urbanization and concretization have all led to awakening of environmental conscience discussed by people like Aldo Leopold (in Sand County Almanac and The Land Ethic) and Rachel Carsen (in The Silent Spring). Concerns for environment have been on the rise since late twentieth century … Continue reading Ecological Restoration and Gender
By Vijaylakshmi Suman Ecologists use referencing information in ecological restoration to define pre-set goals and approach to evaluate success of a project. The larger goal is also to determine the condition under which restored ecosystem would sustain on its own. The selection and use of reference information is a central and defining issue for restoration … Continue reading Referencing is central to Ecological Restoration?
Vijaylakshmi Suman Contemporary projects of ecological restoration are keen to incorporate societal concern as an integral part of the process. The practice of ecological restoration is accepting perception of public and desires towards the natural environment. These public figures are mostly lay people, volunteers, academic etc. Participation of diverse population will provide the opportunity to … Continue reading Does inclusion of people in Ecological Restoration need a new kind of language?