While studies of restoration and ecological succession have been published independently, there is much overlap between these approaches that has not been adequately explored. Linking Restoration and Ecological Succession integrates practical information from restoration projects around the world with the latest developments in successional theory.
This innovative book recognizes the critical roles of disturbance ecology, landscape ecology, ecological assembly, invasion biology, ecosystem health, and historical ecology in habitat restoration and argues that restoration within a successional context will best utilize the lessons from each of these disciplines.
To successfully restore an ecosystem that needs minimal care, the temporal dynamics of successional processes must be considered. By re-examining restoration in the light of succession, the authors hope to encourage the development of new approaches to the practice of restoration supported by solid ecological principles.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Series:||Springer Series on Environmental Management|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
Contributing Authors ix
Forging a New Alliance Between Succession and Restoration Lawrence R. Walker Joe Walker Roger del Moral 1
Insights Gained from Succession for the Restoration of Landscape Structure and Function Roger del Moral Lawrence R. Walker Jan P. Bakker 19
Aboveground-Belowground Linkages, Ecosystem Development, and Ecosystem Restoration David A. Wardle Duane A. Peltzer 45
Retrogressive Succession and Restoration on Old Landscapes Joe Walker Paul Reddell 69
Succession and Restoration of Drained Fens: Perspectives from Northwestern Europe Joachim Schrautzer Andreas Rinker Kai Jensen Felix Muller Peter Schwartze Klaus Dierben 90
Manipulation of Succession Karel Prach Rob Marrs Petr Pysek Rudy van Diggelen 121
Restoration as a Process of Assembly and Succession Mediated by Disturbance Richard J. Hobbs Anke Jentsch Vicky M. Temperton 150
Integrating Restoration and Succession Richard J. Hobbs Lawrence R. Walker Joe Walker 168