Building synergies to leverage the power
of ecological restoration

About the EcoHealth Network

We live in a world of possibilities. Ecological restoration projects exist worldwide in which people are doing heroic work to bring ecosystems back to health. But there is little connection among these sites. The EcoHealth Network is changing that. We work at the intersection of human health & well-being and ecological restoration, where there are answers to some of the most urgent crises of our time.

Welcome Dominique!

The EcoHealth Network has hired its first Executive Director, Dominique Cagalanan. When our path crossed with Dominique, we knew she'd be a perfect fit. She has a PhD in Geography, is the co-founder and Executive Board Vice President of the Filipino nonprofit, Restoration Initiative for Sustainable Ecosystems (RISE), and also serves as a Senior Associate Scientist for the World Agroforestry Centre (CIFOR-ICRAF)-Philippines. We are delighted she has joined our team. 

Network Hubs, Sites, and Regional Networks

Learn about our Network Hubs, Sites, and Regional Networks.


Cross AT, Lambers H. 2021. Calcicole-calcifuge plant strategies limit restoration potential in a regional semi-arid flora. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7544


Bradby, K., Wallace, K.J., Cross, A.T., Flies, E.J., Witehira, C., Keesing, A., Dudley, T., Breed, M.F., Howling, G., Weinstein, P., Aronson, J. 2021. Four Islands EcoHealth Network: An Australasian initiative building synergies between the restoration of ecosystems and human healthRestoration Ecology, p.e13382.



Cross, S.L., Cross, A.T., Tomlinson, S., Clark-Ioannou, S.M., Nevill, P.G. and Bateman, P.W., (2021). Mitigation and management plans should consider all anthropogenic disturbances to faunaGlobal Ecology and Conservation, p.e01500.


Cross, A.T., Zhong, H. and Lambers, H.,  (2021). Incorporating rock in surface covers improves the establishment of native pioneer vegetation on alkaline mine tailingsScience of The Total Environment, p.145373.




News & Press

Economics, Ecological Restoration and Systems Change: A Conversation with Neva Goodwin, by Stacey Yuen, Global Development Policy Center, Economics in Context Initiative, Boston University, April 27, 2021

Aronson, J., Zylstra, P. 2021. Takeaways from Australia's Black Summer. Natural History, March, 16–23

Four Islands, One Vision: A Regional Ecohealth Network in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand

Adam Cross, Emily Flies, Kiri Joy Wallace, Keith Bradby, and James Aronson, SER News, Vol. 34, Issue 4, 2020

Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) To Restore Native Fescue Prairie In Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada, Cristina Eisenberg, SER News, Vol. 34, Issue 2 (2020). "Collaboration across cultures and disciplines, which includes TEK, can help create more resilient ecosystems and communities."