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  • Editorial Board

With this issue we welcome new Editorial Board members to serve our readers. Representing a wide variety of disciplines within the restoration ecology world, board members will contribute their skills to editorial judgments and to identifying interesting projects that we may feature in future issues. We thank them for their contributions to this journal and improvements to our environment.

Scott Abella

Scott Abella is an Assistant Professor in Restoration Ecology with the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Owner of Natural Resource Conservation LLC, an international company dedicated to applied conservation science and ecological restoration. Scott regularly works with diverse stakeholders, ranging from non-profits and federal agencies to private companies, to develop conservation actions, assess their effectiveness, and involve students and the public in restoration projects. Scott has worked in a variety of ecosystems including eastern forests, Midwestern oak savannas and prairies, western forests, and arid lands in the U.S. and internationally. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, including eight with graduate students, and authored the 2015 book titled Conserving America’s National Parks. Website:, Abella Applied Ecology Lab:

David Moreno-Mateos

David Moreno Mateos is a restoration ecologist at the Basque Center for Climate change—BC3 (Basque Country, Spain) appointed by the Ikerbasque Foundation. He finished his PhD at the Universidad de Alcalá and the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) in 2008. He spent three years at UC Berkeley and two years at Stanford University as the Jasper Ridge Restoration Fellow. He studies ecosystem recovery after anthropogenic disturbances with especial emphasis on wetlands and forests. He aims to understand patterns of recovery of complex ecosystem attributes (e.g., stability) emerging from organism interactions. In his research, he uses empirical field-collected data and meta-analyses to understand and accelerate the processes of ecosystem recovery in the context of restoration. Website:

Andrew Rayburn

Andrew is a Certified Ecologist (Ecological Society of America) with over 15 years of applied ecological experience in grasslands, shrublands, rangelands, forests, and riparian ecosystems. His focus is on planning, implementing and evaluating multi-benefit habitat conservation and restoration projects in working landscapes, in which context he applied theories and methods from community, landscape, and spatial ecology. He is particularly interested in strategies to maintain and increase biodiversity in restored ecosystems, as well as approaches to restoration that account for present and future effects of climate change.

Katharine Suding

Katharine Suding is a professor of ecology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her research is aimed at understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of systems, why some systems change rapidly and others are surprisingly stable, and how this information can help us better meet conservation and restoration goals. She leads the Niwot Ridge LTER program and is a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan and was on the faculty at the University of California Berkeley before moving to Boulder. Website: [End Page 1]



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