Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier

by Jelte van Andel
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

…  See more details below

Overview

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)

Read More

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444336368
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Jelte van Andel and James Aronson do a splendid job of pulling together recent European work in this area in an organized and effective way. This book synthesizes current thinking in restoration ecology and provides an up-to-date source book which will be useful to restoration ecologists everywhere."
–Richard Hobbs, Murdoch University, Western Australia

Meet the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >