In times of austerity public money spent on nature conservation can be called into question. This session will help explore the multiple benefits of investing in nature.
The process of restoring our natural environment from damage over time, (ecological restoration) has attracted lots of interest from biological and natural sciences. However, in recent years the importance of taking a holistic approach to ecological restoration has become more apparent. This talk will outline the work of the Sustainable Places Research Institute to improve collaboration on restoration ecology, new projects and papers from a wider range of disciplines including social and natural science.
The presenters will also help explain the multiple benefits to be gained from ecological restoration and outline why it matters so much to our everyday lives.