As human activity pushes ecosystems the world over further into crisis, conservationists are working round the clock to develop novel, science-based strategies to restore ecological resilience and combat biodiversity loss. One such strategy that has demonstrated consistent success and captivated scientists, practitioners and interdisciplinary audiences alike is trophic rewilding – an innovative approach involving the re-introduction of lost species to restore trophic dynamics and cascades in food webs.
In this paper, the True Nature Foundation examines how large-herbivore guilds impact vegetation development, seed dispersal, wild fire dynamics and nitrogen and phosphorus cycles.
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Author: True Nature Foundation
Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum
Keyword(s): biodiversity, biogeochemical cycling, climate change, conservation, keystone species, large herbivores, megafauna, restoration, rewilding, trophic cascades, trophic rewilding, True Nature Foundation, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, wildfires
Ecosystem(s): Wetlands and Peatlands