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Foundations of Restoration Ecology / Edition 2
     

Foundations of Restoration Ecology / Edition 2

by Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, Donald A. Falk, Karen Holl
 

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ISBN-10: 1610916972

ISBN-13: 9781610916974

Pub. Date: 11/01/2016

Publisher: Island Press


The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate change and other pressures on the natural world. Foundational theory is a critical component of the underlying science,

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The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate change and other pressures on the natural world. Foundational theory is a critical component of the underlying science, providing valuable insights into restoring ecological systems effectively and understanding why some efforts to restore systems can fail. In turn, on-the-ground restoration projects can help to guide and refine theory, advancing the field and providing new ideas and innovations for practical application.

This new edition of Foundations of Restoration Ecology provides the latest emerging theories and ideas in the science of restoration ecology. Fully one-third longer than the first edition and comprehensive in scope, it has been dramatically updated to reflect new research. Included are new sections devoted to concepts critical to all restoration projects as well as restoration of specific ecosystem processes, including hydrology, nutrient dynamics, and carbon.  Also new to this edition are case studies that describe real-life restoration scenarios in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. They highlight supporting theory for restoration application and other details important for assessing the degree of success of restoration projects in a variety of contexts. Lists at the end of each chapter summarize new theory introduced in that chapter and its practical application.

Written by acclaimed researchers in the field, this book provides practitioners as well as graduate and undergraduate students with a solid grounding in the newest advances in ecological science and theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610916974
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/01/2016
Series:
Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

FOREWORD Karen D. Holl,
PREFACE,
BOOK GUIDE,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
PART I. Introduction to Restoration and Foundational Concepts,
Chapter 1. Ecological Theory and Restoration Ecology Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, and Donald A. Falk,
Chapter 2. Ecological Dynamics and Ecological Restoration Katharine Suding, Erica Spotswood, Dylan Chapple, Erin Beller, and Katherine Gross,
Chapter 3. Biodiversity as a Goal and Driver of Restoration Shahid Naeem,
Chapter 4. Landscape Ecology and Restoration Processes Jean Paul Metzger and Pedro H. S. Brancalion,
PART II. Ecological Theory and the Restoration of Populations and Communities,
Chapter 5. Population and Ecological Genetics in Restoration Ecology Christopher M. Richards, Donald A. Falk, and Arlee M. Montalvo,
Chapter 6. Ecophysiological Considerations for Restoration Sarah Kimball, Jennifer L. Funk, Darren R. Sandquist, and James R. Ehleringer,
Chapter 7. Implications of Population and Metapopulation Theory for Restoration Science and Practice Joyce Maschinski and Pedro F. Quintana-Ascencio,
Chapter 8. Invasive Species and Restoration Challenges Carla M. D'Antonio, Elizabeth August-Schmidt, and Barbara Fernandez-Going,
Chapter 9. Assembly Theory for Restoring Ecosystem Structure and Functioning: Timing is Everything? Vicky M. Temperton, Annett Baasch, Philipp von Gillhaussen, and Anita Kirmer,
Chapter 10. Heterogeneity Theory and Ecological Restoration Daniel J. Larkin, Gregory L. Bruland, and Joy B. Zedler,
Chapter 11. Food Web Theory and Ecological Restoration M. Jake Vander Zanden, Julian D. Olden, Claudio Gratton, and Tyler D. Tunney,
PART III. Ecosystem Processes and Restoration Ecology,
Chapter 12. Nutrient Dynamics as Determinants and Outcomes of Restoration Sara G. Baer,
Chapter 13. Recovery of Ecosystem Processes: Carbon and Energy Flows in Restored Wetlands, Grasslands, and Forests Erika Marín-Spiotta and Rebecca Ostertag,
Chapter 14. Watershed Processes as Drivers for Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration David Moreno-Mateos and Margaret A. Palmer,
PART IV. The Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Restoration,
Chapter 15. Evolutionary Restoration Ecology Craig A. Stockwell, Michael T. Kinnison, Andrew P. Hendry, and Jill A. Hamilton,
Chapter 16. Macroecology and the Theory of Island Biogeography: Abundant Utility for Applications in Restoration Ecology Andrew J. Dennhardt, Margaret E. K. Evans, Andrea Dechner, Lindsay E. F. Hunt, and Brian A. Maurer,
Chapter 17. The Influence of Climate Variability and Change on the Science and Practice of Restoration Ecology Donald A. Falk and Constance I. Millar,
PART V. Synthesis and Challenges,
Chapter 18. Persistent and Emerging Themes in the Linkage of Theory to Restoration Practice Margaret A. Palmer,
ABOUT THE EDITORS,
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS,
INDEX,

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