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Restoring Disturbed Landscapes: Putting Principles Into Practice (Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration)

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Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is a hands-on guide for individuals and groups seeking to improve the functional capacity of landscapes. The book presents a five-step, adaptive procedure for restoring landscapes that is supported by proven principles and concepts of ecological science.
Written by restoration experts with a wealth of experience teaching restoration principles and techniques to practitioners and would-be practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, the book offers:
  • an outline of a science-based, ecologically sound approach to restoration
  • discussion of the conceptual framework and rigorous principles that underlie the approach
  • case studies of two types of restoration projects (restoring mined landscapes and restoring damaged rangelands) that illustrate how the approach, framework, and four key principles for restoring landscapes have been implemented
  • a variety of scenarios that represent typical restoration problems and how those problems can be handled
  • indicators for monitoring and how landscape function can be tracked and analyzed as part of a comprehensive monitoring program.
Abundantly illustrated with photos and figures that clearly explain concepts outlined in the book, Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is an engaging and accessible work designed specifically for restoration practitioners with limited training or experience in the field. It tells restorationists where to start, what information they need to acquire, and how to apply this information to their specific situations.

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Restoring Disturbed Lands

Synopsis:

Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is a hands-on guide for individuals and groups seeking to improve the functional capacity of landscapes. The book presents a five-step, adaptive procedure for restoring landscapes that is supported by proven principles and concepts of ecological science.

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Abundantly illustrated with photos and figures that clearly explain concepts outlined in the book, Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is an engaging and accessible work designed specifically for restoration practitioners with limited training or experience in the field. It tells restorationists where to start, what information they need to acquire, and how to apply this information to their specific situations.

About the Author

David Tongway is a soil scientist and landscape ecologist who worked for Australiaand#8217;s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for 38 years. He is an Honorary Fellow at CSIROand#8217;s Gungahlin Laboratory in the Australian Capital Territory.

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John Ludwig is a plant and landscape ecologist who worked in the Biology Department, New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces,1969and#8211;1985 and for CSIRO, 1985and#8211;2007. He is currently an Honorary Fellow at CSIROand#8217;s laboratory in Atherton, Queensland.

Table of Contents

Foreword \ James Aronson

Preface

Acknowledgments

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PART I.and#160; A Function-Based Approach to Restoring Disturbed Landscapes

Chapter 1.and#160; Our Approach to Restoring Disturbed Landscapes: Five-Step Adaptive Procedure

Chapter 2.and#160; A Framework for How Landscapes Function

Chapter 3.and#160; Principles for Restoring Landscape Functionality

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PART II.and#160; Case Studies on Restoring Landscapes: Mine Sites and Rangelands

Chapter 4.and#160; Restoring Mined Landscapes

Chapter 5.and#160; Restoring Damaged Rangelands

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PART III.and#160; Scenarios for Restoring Landscapes: Mine Sites, Rangelands, Farmlands, and Roadsides

Chapter 6.and#160; Restoration of Mine-Site Waste-Rock Dumps

Chapter 7.and#160; Restoration of Mine-Site Tailings Storage facilities

Chapter 8.and#160; Restoring Landscapes after Open-Cut Coal Mining

Chapter 9.and#160; Restoring Rangelands with an Overabundance of Shrubs

Chapter 10. Renewing Pastureland Functions Using Tree Belts

Chapter 11. Restoration of Former Farmlands near Urban Developments

Chapter 12. Restoring Verges after Road Construction

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PART IV. Monitoring Indicators

Chapter 13. Landscape Function Analysis: An Overview and Landscape Organization Indicators

Chapter 14. Landscape Function Analysis: Soil-Surface Indicators

Chapter 15. Ephemeral Drainage-Line Assessments: Indicators of Stability

Chapter 16. Vegetation Assessments: Structure and Habitat Complexity Indicators

Chapter 17. Reflections on Restoring Landscapes: A Function-Based Adaptive Approach

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References

Glossary

Further reading

About the Authors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597265812
Subtitle:
Putting Principles into Practice
Author:
Tongway, David J.
Author:
Ludwig, John A.
Author:
Tongway, David J
Author:
Tongway, David
Author:
Ludwig, John
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Applied Sciences
Subject:
Restoration ecology
Subject:
Landscape protection
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Publication Date:
20101118
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
One 16-page color insert, 112 photos, 56
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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Restoring Disturbed Lands

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Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is a hands-on guide for individuals and groups seeking to improve the functional capacity of landscapes. The book presents a five-step, adaptive procedure for restoring landscapes that is supported by proven principles and concepts of ecological science.

and#160;

Abundantly illustrated with photos and figures that clearly explain concepts outlined in the book, Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is an engaging and accessible work designed specifically for restoration practitioners with limited training or experience in the field. It tells restorationists where to start, what information they need to acquire, and how to apply this information to their specific situations.

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