This Compendium of Scientific and Practical Findings Supporting Eco-Restoration to Address Global Warming (“The Compendium”) is a fully referenced compilation of the evidence outlining the power, benefits and necessity of eco-restoration to address global warming and biodiversity loss. Bringing together findings from the scientific literature, government and industry reports, and journalistic investigations, it is a public, open-access document that is housed here on the website of Biodiversity for a Livable Climate.
We anticipate a new release every six months and invite others who wish to contribute to its development to send suggestions and article reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org. The next release is scheduled for January 2022.
“The Compendium, brilliant and so helpful….Thank you.” Paul Hawken, Author
“This is staggering. I’m especially grateful for the extremely clear summaries of the articles. You are democratizing hard science, bringing it within reach of us all without dumbing it down.” Robert Labaree, Professor Emeritus, New England Conservatory
“Thanks for your tireless efforts Adam. So appreciative of this compendium.” David McConville, Former Board Co-Chair, Buckminster Fuller Institute
Covers a broad selection of eco-restoration articles, including soils, earthworms, water, wetlands, croplands, grasslands and forests. We also discuss how paradigms and peer review both advance and constrain the practice of science.
Focuses on biodiversity and why it’s so important, and regenerative agriculture as a critical path to global environmental health and stability.
Reviews the pivotal roles of water cycles and soil ecology in stabilizing ecosystems and the climate.
Visits several examples of restoration in action from around the world, and reviews papers on floodplains, wetlands; discusses partnering with beavers; and considers how regenerative land management addresses heatwaves, droughts, floods and fires. Special guest article on the Fourth Phase of Water by Gerald Pollack.
Discusses forest dynamics and ecological intensification in regulating ecosystems, managing ecosystem services, and enriching biodiversity. Offers several examples of eco-restoration work, “Blessed Unrest,” by individuals and organizations around the world.
Visits adaptation and urban resilience, the phenomenon of Heat Planet, more on land management and conservation, and a continuation of explorations in “Blessed Unrest,” where people around the world, in powerful local ways, are regenerating a healthy biosphere.
In-depth review of zoonotic diseases such as the coronavirus as a consequence of biodiversity loss and ecosystem destruction, a section further exploring approaches to eco-restoration, and more examples of “Blessed Unrest.”
Explores the causes of wildfires and some technical and policy approaches to their management. Investigates ecological corridors and connectivity. Describes the importance of connected landscapes in conservation efforts to support biodiversity and offers examples of such ecological networks from around the world.
Review of the literature on the varied important ecological roles of native plants, as well as discussions of symbiosis, biophilia, and an Okanagan worldview of society.
Review of the relationship between vegetation and temperature, and the ecological role of animals.
Review of grassland ecosystems and of culture and its role in shaping human relationships to nature.