Restoration Ecology. The New Frontier. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2177201
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.

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.

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Contributors, ix

Foreword, xiii

Preface, xv

PART 1 SETTING THE SCENE, 1

1 Getting Started, 3JELTE VAN ANDEL AND JAMES ARONSON

2 Unifying Concepts, 9JELTE VAN ANDEL, AB P. GROOTJANS AND JAMES ARONSON

3 Environmental Management and Restoration in a Changing Climate, 23RICHARD J. HOBBS

4 Planning and Implementing Successful Landscape–Scale Restoration, 30DAVID J. TONGWAY AND JOHN A. LUDWIG

PART 2 ECOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS, 43

5 Landscape Ecology, 45RUDY VAN DIGGELEN, RICHARD J. HOBBS AND LADISLAV MIKO

6 Ecology of Ecosystems and Biotic Communities, 59JOHAN VAN DE KOPPEL, JELTE VAN ANDEL AND ARJEN BIERE

7 Populations: Ecology and Genetics, 73ARJEN BIERE, JELTE VAN ANDEL AND JOHAN VAN DE KOPPEL

8 Reintroductions: Learning from Successes and Failures, 87SIPKE E. VAN WIEREN

PART 3 EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS, BIOME BY BIOME, 101

9 Restoration of Tropical Forests, 103KAREN D. HOLL

10 Restoration of Arid and Semi–Arid Lands, 115DAVID A. BAINBRIDGE

11 Restoration of Mediterranean–Type Woodlands and Shrublands, 130V. RAMÓN VALLEJO, EDITH B. ALLEN, JAMES ARONSON, JULI G. PAUSAS, JORDI CORTINA AND JULIO R. GUTIÉRREZ

12 Restoration of Temperate Forests: An European Approach, 145ANTON FISCHER AND HOLGER FISCHER

13 Restoring Temperate Forests: A North American Perspective, 161DEAN APOSTOL AND AYN SHLISKY

14 Restoration of Dry Grasslands and Heathlands, 173JAN P. BAKKER, RUDY VAN DIGGELEN, RENÉE M. BEKKER AND ROB H. MARRS

15 Restoration of Arctic Alpine Ecosystems, 189BERNHARD KRAUTZER, CHRISTIAN UHLIG AND HELMUT WITTMANN

16 Restoration of Mires, 203AB P. GROOTJANS, RUDY VAN DIGGELEN, HANS JOOSTEN AND ALFONS J.P. SMOLDERS

17 Restoration of Rivers and Floodplains, 214JENNY MANT, ANDREW B. GILL, MARTIN JANES AND DI HAMMOND

18 Restoration of Freshwater Lakes, 233RAMESH D. GULATI, L. MIGUEL DIONISIO PIRES AND ELLEN VAN DONK

19 Restoration of Salt Marshes, 248JAN P. BAKKER

PART 4 RESTORING TO THE FUTURE, 263

20 Biological Invasions, Resilience and Restoration, 265MIRIJAM GAERTNER, PATRICIA M. HOLMES AND DAVID M. RICHARDSON

21 Shifting Baselines: Dynamics of Evolution and Community Change in a Changing World, 281KATHARINE SUDING AND ELIZABETH LEGER

22 Restoration Ecology and the Path to Sustainability, 293JAMES ARONSON AND JELTE VAN ANDEL

Glossary, 305

References, 315

Restoration Ecology Author Index, 360

Restoration Ecology Subject Index, 368

Colour plate pages fall between pp
144 and 145.

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Overall, I think that this book makes a genuinely useful contribution to the fields of scaling and governance and would highly recommend it as reading for those who are grappling with similar issues.   (Restoration Ecology, 1 March 2015)

As well as being a useful text for university students, the book particularly those chapters summarising recent thinking on ecological topics relevant to restoration ecology will be valuable to those already in the field.   (Ecological Management & Restoration, 22 January 2014)

Not a how–to book, but a fine overview of many of the conceptual and interdisciplinary issues involved, and biome–specific overviews that are still European in emphasis, but now more global in scope.   (Restoration Ecology, 1 July 2013)

All of these texts do an excellent job presenting the complexities of restoring nature, which brings together many disciplines and requires an understanding of the both ecological principles.  Their different approaches to the subject matter are complementary and will be a much used resource for academics and practitioners.   (British Ecological Society Bulletin, 1 June 2013)

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