Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier / Edition 1

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier / Edition 1

by Jelte van Andel
     
 

ISBN-10: 063205834X

ISBN-13: 9780632058341

Pub. Date: 09/05/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Restoration Ecology explores the interface between restoration ecology and ecological restoration. It aims at introducing Masters and PhD students, teachers, researchers and natural-resource managers to interactions between theory and practice.

This book challenges ecologists to explore the applicability of current theories and concepts, recognizing

Overview

Restoration Ecology explores the interface between restoration ecology and ecological restoration. It aims at introducing Masters and PhD students, teachers, researchers and natural-resource managers to interactions between theory and practice.

This book challenges ecologists to explore the applicability of current theories and concepts, recognizing that these have not been developed with such applications in mind. The academic foundations of restoration ecology are revisited for this purpose, to pave the way towards a review of the causes of successes and failures and to identify the perspectives of ecological restoration in different ecosystem types. These are dealt with biome-by-biome and considered from the historical perspective of land use.

The final section addresses problems of ecological restoration in a societal context - ecological restoration is meant to achieve sustainable, resilient and interconnected ecosystems and socioecological systems. This will result in newly emerging ecosystems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632058341
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/05/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.

Foreword by Rudy van Diggelen.

Preface.

PART 1: Intorduction to Restoration Ecology.

1. Ecological Restoration as a Project for Global Society. (Jim A. Harris and Rudy van Diggelen).

2. Concepts in Restoration Ecology. (Jelte van Andel and Ab P. Grootjans).

PART 2: Ecological Foundations.

3. Landscape: Spatial Interactions. (Rudy van Diggelen).

4. Ecosystems: Trophic Interactions. (Jelte van Andel).

5. Communities: Interspecific Interactions. (Jelte van Andel).

6. Populations: Intraspecific Interactions. (Jelte van Andel).

7. Populations: Re-introductions. (Sipke E. van Wieren).

PART 3: Restoration Perspectives.

8. Restoration of Dry Grasslands and Heathlands. (Jan P. Bakker and Rudy van Diggelen).

9. Restoration of Mires and Wet Grasslands. (Ab P. Grootjans, Rudy van Diggelen and Jan P. Bakker).

10. Restoration of Forests. (Anton Fischer and Holger Fischer).

11. Restoration of Rivers and Floodplains. (Jenny Mant and Martin Janes).

12. Restoration of Freshwater Lakes. (Ramesh D. Gulati and Ellen van Donk).

13. Restoration of Intertidal Flats and Tidal Salt Marshes. (Jan P. Bakker and Theunis Piersma).

14. Restoration of Mediterranean woodlands. (Ramón Vallejo, James Aronson, Juli G. Pausas and Jordi Cortina).

15. Restoration of Alpine Ecosystems. (Bernhard Krautzer and Helmut Wittmann).

PART 4: Challenges for the Future.

16. Challenges for Ecological Theory. (James Aronson and Jelte van Andel).

17. Challenges for the Practice of Ecological Restoration. ( James Aronson and Ramón Vallejo).

References.

Index.

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