Muskox in a box

Muskox in a Box and Other Tales of Containers as Domesticating Mediators in Animal Relocation, in Animal Housing and Human–Animal Relations: Politics, Practices and Infrastructures, ed. Kristian Bjørkdahl and Tone Druglitrø, 100-114 (Routledge, 2016) Using three short tales of animal relocation in Norway and Sweden from 1900 to 2013, I argue that the boxes used…

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Rethinking rewilding

Geoforum, 65 (Oct 2015): 482-488, doi://10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.11.016 Abstract: The term ‘rewilding’ sounds as if it should have a straightforward meaning ‘to make wild again’. But in truth the term has a complex history and a host of meanings have been ascribed to it. Rewilding as a specific scientific term has its…

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Conservation implications of parasite co-reintroduction

Conservation Biology 29, no 2 (April 2015): 602-605. Parasites with a high degree of host specificity may have extinction rates similar to their avian and mammalian hosts thus warrant attention from conservation biologists. During reintroduction and other translocation projects, typically little thought has been given to whether or not a parasite…

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Pigs and pollards – medieval insights for UK wood pasture restoration

Sustainability 5 (2013): 387-399. English wood pastures have become a target for ecological restoration, including the restoration of pollarded trees and grazing animals, although pigs have not been frequently incorporated into wood pasture restoration schemes. Because wood pastures are cultural landscapes, created through the interaction of natural processes and human practices,…

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Policy language in restoration ecology

Restoration Ecology 22.1 (2014): 1-4. co-authored with C Nilsson, AR Hof, EM Hasselquist, S Baker, FS Chapin, K Eckerberg, J Hjältén, L Polvi, and LA Meyerson Relating restoration ecology to policy is one of the aims of the Society for Ecological Restoration and its journal Restoration Ecology. As an interdisciplinary team…

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Reintroduction and De-extinction

Bioscience 63 (2013): 719–720. This Viewpoint article suggests that reintroduction experience and standards should be a guide for de-extinction projects that attempt to bring back formerly extinct species. Read article online (free) or on journal website (subscription only)

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Ecological restoration in the Convention on Biological Diversity targets

Biodiversity and Conservation (2013): 2977-2982 Ecological restoration has been incorporated into several Multilateral Environmental Agreements, including the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Target 15 of the Aichi Targets for 2020 sets a numerical goal of restoration of 15 percent of degraded ecosystems; however, the CBD has not established a…

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