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Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier / Edition 2
     

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier / Edition 2

by Jelte van Andel, James Aronson
 

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ISBN-10: 1444336363

ISBN-13: 9781444336368

Pub. Date: 05/22/2012

Publisher: Wiley

Enlarged, enhanced and internationalized edition of the first restoration ecology textbook to be published, with foreword by Dr. Steven Whisnant of Texas A&M University and Chair of the Society of Ecological Restoration.

Since 2006, when the first edition of this book appeared, major advances have taken place in restoration science and in the practice of

Overview

Enlarged, enhanced and internationalized edition of the first restoration ecology textbook to be published, with foreword by Dr. Steven Whisnant of Texas A&M University and Chair of the Society of Ecological Restoration.

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. Case studies are included from Australia, North America, and the tropics.

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.

Review of the first edition:

"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)

Companion Website:

A companion website with downloadable figures is available at www.wiley.com/go/vanandel/restorationecology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444336368
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,150,979
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors, ix

Foreword, xiii

Preface, xv

PART 1 SETTING THE SCENE, 1

1 Getting Started, 3
JELTE VAN ANDEL AND JAMES ARONSON

2 Unifying Concepts, 9
JELTE VAN ANDEL, AB P. GROOTJANS AND JAMES ARONSON

3 Environmental Management and Restoration in a Changing Climate, 23
RICHARD J. HOBBS

4 Planning and Implementing Successful Landscape-Scale Restoration, 30
DAVID J. TONGWAY AND JOHN A. LUDWIG

PART 2 ECOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS, 43

5 Landscape Ecology, 45
RUDY VAN DIGGELEN, RICHARD J. HOBBS AND LADISLAV MIKO

6 Ecology of Ecosystems and Biotic Communities, 59
JOHAN VAN DE KOPPEL, JELTE VAN ANDEL AND ARJEN BIERE

7 Populations: Ecology and Genetics, 73
ARJEN BIERE, JELTE VAN ANDEL AND JOHAN VAN DE KOPPEL

8 Reintroductions: Learning from Successes and Failures, 87
SIPKE E. VAN WIEREN

PART 3 EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS, BIOME BY BIOME, 101

9 Restoration of Tropical Forests, 103
KAREN D. HOLL

10 Restoration of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, 115
DAVID A. BAINBRIDGE

11 Restoration of Mediterranean-Type Woodlands and Shrublands, 130
V. RAMÓN VALLEJO, EDITH B. ALLEN, JAMES ARONSON, JULI G. PAUSAS, JORDI CORTINA AND JULIO R. GUTIÉRREZ

12 Restoration of Temperate Forests: An European Approach, 145
ANTON FISCHER AND HOLGER FISCHER

13 Restoring Temperate Forests: A North American Perspective, 161
DEAN APOSTOL AND AYN SHLISKY

14 Restoration of Dry Grasslands and Heathlands, 173
JAN P. BAKKER, RUDY VAN DIGGELEN, RENÉE M. BEKKER AND ROB H. MARRS

15 Restoration of Arctic–Alpine Ecosystems, 189
BERNHARD KRAUTZER, CHRISTIAN UHLIG AND HELMUT WITTMANN

16 Restoration of Mires, 203
AB P. GROOTJANS, RUDY VAN DIGGELEN, HANS JOOSTEN AND ALFONS J.P. SMOLDERS

17 Restoration of Rivers and Floodplains, 214
JENNY MANT, ANDREW B. GILL, MARTIN JANES AND DI HAMMOND

18 Restoration of Freshwater Lakes, 233
RAMESH D. GULATI, L. MIGUEL DIONISIO PIRES AND ELLEN VAN DONK

19 Restoration of Salt Marshes, 248
JAN P. BAKKER

PART 4 RESTORING TO THE FUTURE, 263

20 Biological Invasions, Resilience and Restoration, 265
MIRIJAM GAERTNER, PATRICIA M. HOLMES AND DAVID M. RICHARDSON

21 Shifting Baselines: Dynamics of Evolution and Community Change in a Changing World, 281
KATHARINE SUDING AND ELIZABETH LEGER

22 Restoration Ecology and the Path to Sustainability, 293
JAMES ARONSON AND JELTE VAN ANDEL

Glossary, 305

References, 315

Restoration Ecology Author Index, 360

Restoration Ecology Subject Index, 368

Colour plate pages fall between pp. 144 and 145.

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