Ecological Restoration and the Flood | The Institute for Creation Research

Ecologist are finding that the earth can recover from disasters without intervention. National Park Service.
Ecological Restoration and the Flood

Damaged land areas, such as results from both man-made and natural disasters, are a source of real concern for many ecologists. Floods, for example, leave behind tremendous damage to the earth. And many in this field embark on expensive restoration projects to solve these ecological nightmares and are not always successful, especially because of the enormity of the damage.

However, a recent report in the field of restoration ecology reveals that man’s interference is not always necessary for restoration.

In fact, this study gives added credence to what creation scientists have known all along: a post-Flood environment can indeed resurrect itself, confirming the biblical account in Genesis 8:15-19.

According to the report, post-mined land does not require expensive restoration projects to revegetate the area. Scientist Klára Øehounková stated, “Instead of using expensive technical reclamations it is possible to rely more upon spontaneous succession than is generally expected.”

Commenting on the interest among ecologists to restore the damage left by gravel-sand mines, the article states that “simply by leaving abandoned mines alone they will naturally restore themselves within just twenty-five years.”

Creation scientists agree, but this is not “remarkable new evidence” as ecologists believe.

Noah and his family did not have to embark on a revegetation program after the Flood. Within a matter of decades, the earth was able to undergo its own vegetation succession.

While man’s assistance is necessary in many areas of ecological management—man is a “steward” of the earth—good scientists would do well not to ignore the lessons of the past, even if they are in the Bible.


Source:  http://www.physorg.com/news126268151.html

For additional information on this subject, see Frank Sherwin's article titled Restoration Ecology.

 

The Latest
CREATION.LIVE PODCAST
Forged in Faith: The Hard Work of Making Disciples | Creation.Live...
Jesus commanded that we make disciples, but what does that mean in this modern world? Has the church gone soft?   Hosts Trey and...

NEWS
Algal Microfossils Show No Evolution
Creation scientists maintain that if something is living, then it’s automatically complex. This applies to organisms ranging from a single bacterium...

CREATION PODCAST
Rapid Erosion Devastates Deep Time! | The Creation Podcast: Episode...
Erosion takes place slowly, over millions of years, right? That's what mainstream science tells us anyway. Or, does erosion happen far more...

NEWS
Flood Solves Land and Marine Mixing Near the Andes
A recent article published by Hakai Magazine claims to reveal secrets of an ancient inland sea that existed east of the Andes Mountains,1...

NEWS
T. rex Out of Nowhere
As one of the largest predators ever at 45 feet long, it’s no wonder school children are enthralled with Tyrannosaurus rex. But where did the...

NEWS
February 2024 ICR Wallpaper
"Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." (1 John 4:11 NKJV) ICR February 2024 wallpaper is now available...

NEWS
Evolutionist and ICR Research Both Attempting to Explain Fossil...
Recent evolutionary research is attempting to provide an explanation for why some animals became smaller over time. Or equivalently, it is attempting...

NEWS
Animal Features Did Not Evolve
There’s no doubt that animals in God’s creation have iconic features. The question is, did these features evolve or were they created that...

CREATION PODCAST
Taking a Closer Look at Uniquely Human Eyes | The Creation Podcast:...
While we might take them for granted, our eyes are incredibly complex organs. How do they work? Is it possible for eyes to have evolved over long...

NEWS
The Conserved Complexity of Eye Cell Types
The late leading evolutionary biologist, Ernst Mayr, said the eye appeared at least 40 times “during the evolution of animal diversity.”1...