Soil Inoculation as Steering tool for Restoration Process

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

Huge Opportunity and Even Bigger Challenges: Wetland Restoration in the Urban

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

Ecological Restoration and Gender

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

Referencing is central to Ecological Restoration?

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?

Does inclusion of people in Ecological Restoration need a new kind of language?

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?