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Richard J. Hobbs

Richard J. Hobbs is Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Western Australia, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Restoration Ecology.
New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration

New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration

As scientific understanding about ecological processes has grown, the idea that ecosystem dynamics are complex, nonlinear, and often unpredictable has gained prominence. Of particular importance is the idea that rather than following an...

River Futures

River Futures

An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair

Across much of the industrialized world, rivers that were physically transformed and ecologically ruined to facilitate industrial and agricultural development are now the focus of restoration and rehabilitation efforts. River Futures...

Old Fields

Old Fields

Dynamics and Restoration of Abandoned Farmland

Land abandonment is increasing as human influence on the globe intensifies and various ecological, social, and economic factors conspire to force the cessation of agriculture and other forms of land management.