Consulting for ecological restoration
Scientifically grounded, with a goal of creating meaningful restoration interventions.
It's the UN decade of ecological restoration. We have considerably altered our planet, but negative impacts can still be halted and reversed. Countries, companies, private people and organisations thrive to minimise their environmental footprint and are taking action to store carbon via reforestation & restoration project.
The message is clear: First and foremost, companies, governments and private people need to reduce their environmental impacts. Then steps can be taken to 'compensate' for emissions or biodiversity losses through nature based solutions, such as reforestation or ecological restoration.
I help to advice companies and non-governmental institutions on how to approach this problem holistically, how to design restoration interventions, how to choose restoration sites and create on the ground impact. To me it is paramount that restoration projects thrive to achieve the triple goals of biodiversity conversation, carbon storage & improvement of livelihoods!
My mission is to make sure that the right kind of restoration projects happen in the right place & for the right reasons. It's not all about tree planting, there's a plethora of ecosystems that we humans have degraded and that deserve restoration, from wetlands to grasslands, salt marshes to mountain habitats.
Reach out to me to discuss potential steps & opportunities. I will provide 60min of initial free consulting and we can see where we take it from there!
Now it's your opportunity to be part of #GenerationRestoration.
Integrating the latest science to create meaningful site-specific carbon estimates for different types of restoration interventions
Restoration project design.
Holistic, long-term and with an eye on biodiversity, livelihoods and carbon gains.
Mapping restoration potential and feasibility
Based on satellite data, environmental and social indicators.
Selection of optimal restoration methods.
Based on pluralistic goals and with a deep ecological understanding.
Check out these key resources to learn about ecosystem restoration
Primer of Ecological Restoration
One of the best textbooks ever written on restoration. Prof. Karen Holl provides a broad, yet concise overview of restoration management and underpinning ecological principles with case studies and online materials.
UN decade of restoration
The United Nations have made a commitment to restore 350mio ha globally in the decade ahead. Browse this website to access resources, join restoration events or become a partner of this massive international effort.
10 Golden rules for reforestation
The most comprehensive piece of advice ever written on the topic. It highlights 10 key points to consider when reforesting ecosystems and should serve as a universal guideline for practitioners & partners.
Restor - an innovative platform to catalyze action in the global restoration movement
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Global Forest watch
Deforestation is one of the most harmful processes of global change, resulting in biodiversity loss, desertification and exacerbating climate change.
Globalforestwatch.org tracks deforestation across the world by using satellite data in a very clever way! They also provide data on biodiversity and climate - all satellite and big data-base derived!
Check it out!