Restoration Challenges and Strategies in Iceland

Arado_ttir, A.L.

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Methods of restoration in Iceland are shifting from being primarily agronomic in character to being increasingly based on ecological principles, where the aim is to promote ecosystem development and direct succession. The use of native species, including trees and shrubs is increasing, and there is growing emphasis on low input approaches instead of intense methods involving wholesale planting or sowing. Research efforts are being directed at the underlying processes of succession and how it is affected by different reclamation treatment, the ecology and behavior of key species, the use of native species in restoration, and various technical aspects of revegetation.

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