Rehabilitating Damaged Ecosystems

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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 ...
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Overview

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849343926
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/1988
  • Pages: 232

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Restoration Ecology: Protecting our National and Global Life Support Systems 1
Ch. 2 Decision Analysis: An Integrated Approach to Ecosystem Exploitation and Rehabilitation Decisions 13
Ch. 3 Making Watershed Restoration Happen: What Does Economics Offer? 35
Ch. 4 Principles and Guidelines for Restoration of River/Floodplain Ecosystems - Kissimmee River, Florida 49
Ch. 5 Salt Marsh Restoration: Lessons from California 75
Ch. 6 Mitigation Banks: A Strategy for Sustainable Ecosystem Function 97
Ch. 7 Restoration and Management of Ecosystems for Nature Conservation in Germany 133
Ch. 8 Alternative Endpoints for Reclamation 165
Ch. 9 Improving Coal Surface Mine Reclamation in the Central Appalachian Region 187
Ch. 10 Nuclear Winter: Is Rehabilitation Possible? 219
Ch. 11 River and Stream Restoration 245
Ch. 12 Political and Social Factors in the Patuxent River Cleanup Agreement 277
Ch. 13 Re-Creation of Ecosystems at Mount St. Helens: Contrasts in Artificial and Natural Approaches 287
Ch. 14 Insect Pests and Plant Stress as Considerations for Revegetation of Disturbed Ecosystems 335
Ch. 15 Variation in Undisturbed Plant and Animal Populations and Its Implications for Studies of Recovering Ecosystems 357
Ch. 16 Restoration Ecology: A Synthetic Approach to Ecological Research 373
Ch. 17 Abandoned Mines in Illinois and North Dakota: Toward an Understanding of Revegetation Problems 385
Index 413
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