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recreatability(salvageability) In conservation, the extent to which a community or ecosystem could be re-established following disturbance (by motorway building, open-cast mining, etc.) without any noticeable change. Certain long-established communities (e.g. in Britain primary woodlands) are thought not to be recreatable since they would take many hundreds of years to re-establish their present detailed structure and composition and it is virtually impossible to reconstruct the same long-term environmental influences as fashioned their present form. Research continues into ways of recreating the important features of certain communities and some success has been achieved with grassland.

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recreatability

recreatability (salvageability) The term used by conservationists to denote a community or ecosystem that could be readily re-established following disturbance (by motorway building, opencast mining, etc.) without any noticeable change. Certain long-established communities (e.g. in Britain primary woodlands) are thought not to be recreatable since they would take many hundreds of years to re-establish their present detailed structure and composition and it is virtually impossible to reconstruct the same long-term environmental influences as fashioned their present form.

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"recreatability." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"recreatability." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 17, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/recreatability-0

"recreatability." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved August 17, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/recreatability-0