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Linking Restoration and Ecological Succession
     

Linking Restoration and Ecological Succession

by Lawrence R. Walker (Editor), Joe Walker (Editor), Richard J. Hobbs (Editor)
 

This innovative book integrates practical information from restoration projects around the world with the latest developments in successional theory. It recognizes the critical roles of disturbance ecology, landscape ecology, ecological assembly, invasion biology, ecosystem health, and historical ecology in habitat restoration. It argues that restoration within a

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This innovative book integrates practical information from restoration projects around the world with the latest developments in successional theory. It recognizes the critical roles of disturbance ecology, landscape ecology, ecological assembly, invasion biology, ecosystem health, and historical ecology in habitat restoration. It argues that restoration within a successional context will best utilize the lessons from each of these disciplines.

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"Linking restoration and ecological succession successfully convinces the reader that the concepts and theories of succession should be considered in restoration science and during the planning and implementation of restoration projects. … Overall, the book is a nice contribution to restoration sciences. … I would consider this text relevant to all restoration practitioners and restoration scientists should have a copy of the book sitting on the shelf for reference." (Randy Kolka, Ecology, Vol. 89 (3), 2008)

"The present book tries to examine the ties between theory and practice of succession and restoration in more depth. The book is divided into eight chapters. Each chapter starts with three to four key points summarizing its objectives. … I would highly recommend this book for introductory reading on the subject. … provide good input papers into seminars on Ecological Restoration at the Masters and Ph.D. level." (Gerhard Wiegleb, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 9, 2008)

“It provides excellent and personal views on restoration and succession from twenty expert authors from all over the world. The book was a valuable opportunity to compare individual approaches in a limited space. … Beginners or readers not familiar with restoration or succession will of course receive a short introduction to succession and restoration background, and their history and common concepts.” (Jan Pergl, Folia Geobotanica, Vol. 44, 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441922496
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Series:
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Lawrence R. Walker is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.

Dr. Joe Walker is Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia.

Dr. Richard J. Hobbs is Professor of Environmental Science at the School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia.

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