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9781444336351

Restoration Ecology The New Frontier

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  • ISBN13:

    9781444336351

  • ISBN10:

    1444336355

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-05-21
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Enlarged, enhanced and internationalized edition of the first restoration ecology textbook to be published Since 2006, when the first edition of this book appeared, major advances have taken place in restoration science and in the practice of ecological restoration. Both are now accepted as key components of the increasingly urgent search for sustainability at global, national, and community levels - hence the phrase New Frontier in the title. While the first edition focused on ecosystems and landscapes in Europe, this new edition covers biomes and contexts all over the world. Several new chapters deal with broad issues such as biological invasions, climate change, and agricultural land abandonment as they relate to restoration science and ecological restoration. Case studies are included from Australia, North America, and the tropics. This is an accessible textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate level students, and early career scientists. The book also provides a solid scientific background for managers, volunteers, and mid-career professionals involved in the practice of ecological restoration. Review of the first edition: "I suspect that this volume will find its way onto the shelves of many restoration researchers and practitioners and will be used as a key text in graduate courses, where it will help fill a large void. My own copy is already heavily bookmarked, and will be a constant source of research ideas and lecture material." ( Environmental Conservation)

Author Biography

Dr Jelte Van Andel is Professor of Plant Ecology, recently retired from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His interest in the fundamentals of plant population ecology and vegetation dynamics increasingly includes the applicability of concepts and theories to problems facing society, aiming at improving the communication between scientists and citizens. Dr James Aronson is a researcher in restoration ecology at the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive (of the CNRS), in Montpellier, France and research associate of the Missouri Botanical Garden, USA, where he helped found the Restoring Natural Capital Alliance. He is a representative-at-large of the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Setting the Scenep. 1
Getting Startedp. 3
Unifying Conceptsp. 9
Environmental Management and Restoration in a Changing Climatep. 23
Planning and Implementing Successful Landscape-Scale Restorationp. 30
Ecological Foundationsp. 43
Landscape Ecologyp. 45
Ecology of Ecosystems and Biotic Communitiesp. 59
Populations: Ecology and Geneticsp. 73
Reintroductions: Learning from Successes and Failuresp. 87
Experiences and Lessons, Biome by Biomep. 101
Restoration of Tropical Forestsp. 103
Restoration of Arid and Semi-Arid Landsp. 115
Restoration of Mediterranean-Type Woodlands and Shrublandsp. 130
Restoration of Temperate Forests: An European Approachp. 145
Restoring Temperate Forests: A North American Perspectivep. 161
Restoration of Dry Grasslands and Heathlandsp. 173
Restoration of Arctic-Alpine Ecosystemsp. 189
Restoration of Miresp. 203
Restoration of Rivers and Floodplainsp. 214
Restoration of Freshwater Lakesp. 233
Restoration of Salt Marshesp. 248
Restoring to the Futurep. 263
Biological Invasions, Resilience and Restorationp. 265
Shifting Baselines: Dynamics of Evolution and Community Change in a Changing Worldp. 281
Restoration Ecology and the Path to Sustainabilityp. 293
Glossaryp. 305
Referencesp. 315
Restoration Ecology Author Indexp. 360
Restoration Ecology Subject Indexp. 368
Colour plate pages fall between pp. 142 and 143.
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