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Foundations of Restoration Ecology (Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration)

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As the practical application of ecological restoration continues to grow, there is an increasing need to connect restoration practice to areas of underlying ecological theory. Foundations of Restoration Ecology is an important milestone in the field, bringing together leading ecologists to bridge the gap between theory and practice by translating elements of ecological theory and current research themes into a scientific framework for the field of restoration ecology.

Each chapter addresses a particular area of ecological theory, covering traditional levels of biological hierarchy (such as population genetics, demography, community ecology) as well as topics of central relevance to the challenges of restoration ecology (such as species interactions, fine-scale heterogeneity, successional trajectories, invasive species ecology, ecophysiology). Several chapters focus on research tools (research design, statistical analysis, modeling), or place restoration ecology research in a larger context (large-scale ecological phenomena, macroecology, climate change and paleoecology, evolutionary ecology).

The book makes a compelling case that a stronger connection between ecological theory and the science of restoration ecology will be mutually beneficial for both fields: restoration ecology benefits from a stronger grounding in basic theory, while ecological theory benefits from the unique opportunities for experimentation in a restoration context.

Foundations of Restoration Ecology advances the science behind the practice of restoring ecosystems while exploring ways in which restoration ecology can inform basic ecological questions. It provides the first comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of restoration ecology, and is a must-have volume for anyone involved in restoration research, teaching, or practice.

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Foundations of Restoration Ecology is the first comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of restoration ecology, and is a must-have volume for anyone involved in restoration research, teaching, or practice.

Synopsis:

Foundations of Restoration Ecology advances the science behind the practice of restoring ecosystems while exploring ways in which restoration ecology can inform basic ecological questions. It provides the first comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of restoration ecology, and is a must-have volume for anyone involved in restoration research, teaching, or practice.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

 

Chapter 1. Ecological Theory and Restoration Ecology

 

PART I. Ecological Theory and the Restoration of Populations and Communities

Chapter 2. Population and Ecological Genetics in Restoration Ecology

Chapter 3. Ecophysiological Constraints on Plant Responses in a Restoration Setting

Chapter 4. Implications of Population Dynamic and Metapopulation Theory for Restoration

Chapter 5. Restoring Ecological Communities: From Theory to Practice

Chapter 6. Evolutionary Restoration Ecology

 

PART II. Restoring Ecological Function

Chapter 7. Topographic Heterogeneity Theory and Ecological Restoration

Chapter 8. Food-Web Approaches in Restoration Ecology

Chapter 9. The Dynamic Nature of Ecological Systems: Multiple States and Restoration Trajectories

Chapger 10. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Restored Ecosystems: Extracting Principles for a Synthetic Perspective

Chapte 11. A Modeling Framework for Restoration Ecology

 

PART III. Restoration Ecology in Context

Chapte 12. Using Ecological Theory to Manage or Restore Ecosystems Affected by Invasive Plant Species

Chapter 13. Statistical Issues and Study Design in Ecological Restorations:  Lessons Learned from Marine Reserves

Chapter 14. Ecological Restoration from a Macroscopic Perspective

Chapter 15. Climate Change and Paleoecology: New Contexts for Restoration Ecology

Chapter 16. Integrating Restoration Ecology and Ecological Theory: A Synthesis

 

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About the Contributors

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781597260176
Author:
Falk, Donald A. (edt)
Publisher:
Island Press
Editor:
Falk, Donald A.
Editor:
Palmer, Margaret A.
Editor:
Falk, Donald A.; Palmer, Margaret; Zedler, Joy
Editor:
Zedler, Joy B.
Editor:
Falk, Donald A.; Palmer, Margaret A.; Zedler, Joy B.
Author:
Falk, Donald A.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Palmer, Margaret
Author:
Zedler, Joy
Author:
Hobbs, Richard J.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Restoration ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Foundations of Restoration Ecology is the first comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of restoration ecology, and is a must-have volume for anyone involved in restoration research, teaching, or practice.
"Synopsis" by , Foundations of Restoration Ecology advances the science behind the practice of restoring ecosystems while exploring ways in which restoration ecology can inform basic ecological questions. It provides the first comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of restoration ecology, and is a must-have volume for anyone involved in restoration research, teaching, or practice.
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