DSpace
 

Researchspace >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6331

Title: No evidence-based restoration without a sound evidence base: a reply to Guldemond et al.
Authors: Ntshotsho, P
Reyers, B
Esler, KJ
Keywords: Evidence-based restoration
Restoration ecology
Restoration practitioners
Systematic review
Indicators
Monitoring
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Ntshotsho, P, Reyers, B, and Esler, KJ. 2012. No evidence-based restoration without a sound evidence base: a reply to Guldemond et al. Restoration Ecology, vol. 20(2), pp 158-159
Series/Report no.: Workflow;8621
Abstract: Evidence-based practice is not possible without an evidence base. Guldemond et al. confuse our attempt at assessing the status of the evidence base of restoration programs in South Africa with attempting to assess whether restoration is evidence-based. While we fully agree with them that there is a need to assess whether practitioners use evidence in their decision-making, we assert that use of evidence is the last step in the evidence-based approach. It is preceded by the generation (and documentation) of evidence through baseline condition assessment, proper goal setting, sound monitoring of the impacts of the chosen intervention as well as effective dissemination of resulting evidence. To answer the question whether restoration is evidence-based would require the assessment of all stages from generation to use. We chose to start at the beginning, a logical place to start.
Description: Copyright: 2012 Wiley. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY. The definitive version is published in Restoration Ecology, Vol. 20(2), pp 158-159
URI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00846.x/abstract
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00846.x/full
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6331
ISSN: 1061-2971
Appears in Collections:Sustainability science
Environmental management
General science, engineering & technology

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Ntshotsho_2012.pdf81.83 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback