9780878936076

Ecological Restoration

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  • ISBN13:

    9780878936076

  • ISBN10:

    0878936076

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/1/2012
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

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Summary

Ecological Restoration provides a comprehensive overview of the strategies being used around the world to reverse human impacts to landscapes, ecosystems, and species. This book aims to improve the outcomes of restoration practice by strengthening the connections between ecological concepts and real-world decision-making: students explore each topic considering both research-based knowledge and lessons learned from nineteen actual restorations. Details of these ecological restorations, from underwater reefs to mines in hot deserts, are woven into each chapter, presented as case studies, and used in exercises. Because introductory ecological restoration courses are taken by undergraduate students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, the book explains and applies basic concepts from many supporting fields that serve as the foundation for practice, including ecology, conservation biology, earth and water sciences, environmental design, and public policy.


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Author Biography


Susan M. Galatowitsch is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she has taught courses in restoration ecology, landscape ecology, horticultural science, and conservation biology. She also taught restoration ecology at the University of Cape Town while a Fulbright Fellow. Dr. Galatowitsch earned a B.A. in Environmental Biology from St. Mary's College-Minnesota, an M.S. in Botany from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Iowa State University. Her research focuses on revegetation, management of invasive species, and climate change adaptation for wetland and riparian ecosystems. In addition to many research publications, she published the book Restoring Prairie Wetlands: An Ecological Approach (with Arnold van der Valk).

Table of Contents


Part I: Restoration Process
1. Introduction
2. Diagnosis and Goal Setting
3. Planning
4. Social and Institutional Support
5. Monitoring and Evaluation

Part II: Restoration Approaches
6. Landforms and Hydrology
7. Soil and Water Quality
8. Plants
9. Invertebrates
10. Vertebrates

Part III: Restoration Cases

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