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Rehabilitating Damaged Ecosystems
     

Rehabilitating Damaged Ecosystems

by John Cairns, Jr.
 

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Built on a strong foundation in restoration ecology, this unique handbook provides practitioners, academics, and managers with vital tools needed to plan for ecosystem conservation, to restore degraded ecosystems, to make cost-effective restoration decisions, and to understand important legal issues. Rehabilitation of Damaged Ecosystems, Second Edition boasts three

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Built on a strong foundation in restoration ecology, this unique handbook provides practitioners, academics, and managers with vital tools needed to plan for ecosystem conservation, to restore degraded ecosystems, to make cost-effective restoration decisions, and to understand important legal issues. Rehabilitation of Damaged Ecosystems, Second Edition boasts three completely new chapters and five major chapter revisions. Coastal wetlands restoration, watershed rehabilitation and management, mined land reclamation, revegetation of disturbed ecosystems, and river and stream restoration are only a few of the critical topics explored in this timely reference handbook. This Second Edition provides valuable, reliable data as well as practical methods and techniques for the ongoing fight to protect natural resources and restore damaged ecosystems.

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Ten contributions (this second volume begins with chapter 11) on important aspects of ecosystem recovery: water, vegetation, insect and animal life analysis and reclamation. Includes chapters on the Mt. St. Helens eruption, nuclear winter, tropical and high altitude ecosystems, each accompanied by numerous references. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849343926
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/1988
Pages:
232

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