- Amy West
- Centralia, WA
- United States
Lab Aide, Centralia College
Using artificially accelerated Natural Succession to restore Ecosystems.
Imagine taking a scarred, barren, and/or polluted patch of land (like the areas affected by the many oil pipeline spills in the U.S.) and not only healing it, but returning it to a healthy, naturally functioning ecosystem, through the timed introduction of native fungi, plant, microbe, and animal species in the order of natural succession for the desired ecosystem, but on an accelerated timescale, such that it could be possible to heal these areas in a fraction of the time it would take for natural succession to do the same.