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Restoration outcomes on the Colorado Plateau are the product of many diverse, interconnected factors

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Restoration outcomes are the product of many diverse, interconnected factors. The black textboxes in this illustration highlight key factors that directly and indirectly affect restoration success. The panels represent examples of a degraded dryland on the Colorado Plateau (left panel) and a restoration goal for that landscape (right panel). Expanding research efforts to encompass as many of these other key factors as possible can promote restoration success. The numbers in the black textboxes correspond to the factors associated with each of the research directions highlighted in the paper, "Restoration research actions to address rapid change in drylands: Insights from the Colorado Plateau."


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