Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier

by Jelte van Andel
     
 

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Since 2006, when the first edition of this book appeared, major advances have taken place in restoration science and in the practice of ecological restoration. Both are now accepted as key components of the increasingly urgent search for sustainability at global, national, and community levels – hence the phrase 'New Frontier' in the title.

While the first

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Since 2006, when the first edition of this book appeared, major advances have taken place in restoration science and in the practice of ecological restoration. Both are now accepted as key components of the increasingly urgent search for sustainability at global, national, and community levels – hence the phrase 'New Frontier' in the title.

While the first edition focused on ecosystems and landscapes in Europe, this new edition covers biomes and contexts all over the world. Several new chapters deal with broad issues such as biological invasions, climate change, and agricultural land abandonment as they relate to restoration science and ecological restoration.

This is an accessible textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate level students, and early career scientists. The book also provides a solid scientific background for managers, volunteers, and mid-career professionals involved in the practice of ecological restoration.

Editorial Reviews

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"Van Andel and Aronson … .Were quite successful in assembling an overview of restoration ecology and ecological restoration at large." (Phytocoenologia, August 2008)

"Restoration Ecology will foster communication and synthesis between those who practice restorations and those who conduct ecological research, particularly in the battlefields of Europe. It is a valuable assessment of work at this exciting interface." (Tree)

"Restoration ecology has been likened to battlefield medicine. Actions need to be taken even with imperfect scientific knowledge and practical knowledge develops separately from hard scientific research. Restoration Ecology will foster communication and synthesis between those who practice restoration and those who conduct ecological research, praticularly in the battlefields of Europe. It is a valuable assessment of work at this exciting interface." (Trends in Ecology and Evolution, December 2005)

"I suspect that this volume will find its way onto the shelves of many restoration researchers and practitioners and will be used as a key text in graduate courses, where it will help fill a large void. My own copy is already heavily bookmarked, and will be a constant source of research ideas and lecture material." (Environmental Conservation)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444336368
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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"Jelte van Andel and James Aronson do a splendid job of pulling together recent European work in this area in an organized and effective way. This book synthesizes current thinking in restoration ecology and provides an up-to-date source book which will be useful to restoration ecologists everywhere."
–Richard Hobbs, Murdoch University, Western Australia

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