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Ecological Restoration, Second Edition: Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession (Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration)

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Ecological restoration is a rapidly growing discipline that encompasses a wide range of activities and brings together practitioners and theoreticians from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from volunteer backyard restorationists to highly trained academic scientists and professional consultants. This book offers a comprehensive and coherent account of the field for everyone who initiates, finances, designs, administers, issues government permits for, manages, and implements ecological restoration projects, and all those who serve in supportive roles. Originally published in 2007, this revised and reorganized edition brings the book up to date with new developments and current trends in the field.

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In a lively, personal fashion, the authors discuss scientific and practical aspects of the field as well as the human needs and values that motivate practitioners. The bookand#160;

  • identifies fundamental concepts upon which restoration is based
  • considers the principles of restoration practice
  • explores the diverse values that are fulfilled with the restoration of ecosystems
  • reviews the structure of restoration practice, including the various contexts for restoration work, the professional development of its practitioners, and the relationships of restoration with allied fields and activities
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The book also includes case studies and Virtual Field Trips around the world that illustrate points made in the book with on-the-ground information from those who were intimately involved with the projects described. Throughout, ecological restoration is conceived as a holistic endeavor, one that addresses issues of ecological degradation, biodiversity loss, personal engagement, and sustainability science simultaneously, and draws upon cultural resources and local skills and knowledge in restoration work.

Synopsis:

Originally published in 2007, Ecological Restoration has become one of the seminal books in this quickly developing field. This completely revised and reorganized edition presents up-to-date developments and current trends in the field by two of its leaders. Among its key features are:and#160;
  • Entirely new Virtual Field Trips, with additional examples woven into chapters
  • Full treatment of the controversial topic of the restoration of semicultural ecosystems
  • Up-to-date discussion of reference systems and reference models, which inform almost every aspect of restoration planning
  • Full discussion of the global issue of ecosystem impairment and the complex topics of what restoration recovery means and how it is accomplishedand#160;and#160;
The authors focus on clarifying terminology, stressing the importance of precision in language for a field that is quickly becoming an established discipline. This new edition will be an invaluable resource for practitioners and theoreticians from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from backyard volunteers to highly trained academic scientists and professional consultants.

About the Author

Andre Clewell taught botany at Florida State University in Tallahassee for 16 years. He has also served as president of the Society for Ecological Restoration. He is currently a privately consulting restoration practitioner and plant ecologist. James Aronson is a restoration ecologist at the Center of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Montpellier, France, and at the Missouri Botanical Garden, in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is also Editor of the book series Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration, published jointly by the Society for Ecological Restoration and Island Press.

Table of Contents

List of Virtual Field Trips

Foreword

Preface

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PART I. Why We Restore

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Chapter 1. Overview

-Some Basic Terms and Concepts

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Chapter 2. Values and Ecological Restoration

-Ecological Values

-Personal Values

-Socioeconomic Values

-Cultural Values

-Holons and Realms of Organization

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Chapter 3. Disturbance And Impairment

-Disturbance

-Ecosystem Response to Disturbance

-Degradation, Damage, Destruction

-Ecological Consequences of Impairment

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PART II. What We Restore

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Chapter 4. Recovery

-Ecological Views of Recovery

-Ecological Theory and Restoration

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Chapter 5. Ecological Attributes of Restored Ecosystems

-Species Composition

-Community Structure

-Abiotic Environment

-Landscape Context

-Ecological Functionality

-Historic Continuity

-Ecological Complexity

-Self-organization

-Resilience

-Self-sustainability

-Biosphere Support

-Goals And Project Standards

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Chapter 6. Semicultural Landscapes and Ecosystems

-Culturalization of Landscapes

-Examples of Semicultural Landscapes

-Selecting Semicultural Targets for Restoration

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PART III. How We Restore

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Chapter 7. Ecological References

-Reference Concept

-Types of Reference Sites

-Steps in Reference Model Preparation

-Temporal References

-References in Landscape Restoration

-Trajectories

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Chapter 8. Approaches to Restoration

-Intensity of Effort

-Framework Approach

-Sources of Knowledge

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Chapter 9. Project Planning and Evaluation

-Guidelines for Restoration

-Strategies and Designs

-Inoculating Soils and Substrates

-Project Evaluation

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PART IV. Ecological Restoration as a Profession

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Chapter 10. Relationship of Restoration to Related Fields

-Restoration Ecology and Ecological Restoration

-Ecosystem Management

-Rehabilitation, Reclamation, Revegetation, and Remediation

-Compensatory Mitigation

-Fabrication and Creation

-Landscape Architecture and Design

-Ecological Engineering

-Restoration of Natural Capital

-Sustainability Science

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Chapter 11. Projects and the Professional

-Stakeholders

-Project Sponsors

-Project Roles

-Organizational Structure

-Evolution of Contexts

-Stewardship Models

-Practitioner Certification

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Chapter 12. Moving Restoration Forwardand#151;Together

-Perceptions of Ecological Restoration

-Novel Ecosystems

-Climate Change

-Moving Forward

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Glossary

References Cited and Collaborators

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610911672
Author:
Clewell, Andre F.
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Aronson, James
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
2, Second edition
Series:
The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
59 illustrations, 3 tables
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Product details 336 pages Island Press - English 9781610911672 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 2007, Ecological Restoration has become one of the seminal books in this quickly developing field. This completely revised and reorganized edition presents up-to-date developments and current trends in the field by two of its leaders. Among its key features are:and#160;
  • Entirely new Virtual Field Trips, with additional examples woven into chapters
  • Full treatment of the controversial topic of the restoration of semicultural ecosystems
  • Up-to-date discussion of reference systems and reference models, which inform almost every aspect of restoration planning
  • Full discussion of the global issue of ecosystem impairment and the complex topics of what restoration recovery means and how it is accomplishedand#160;and#160;
The authors focus on clarifying terminology, stressing the importance of precision in language for a field that is quickly becoming an established discipline. This new edition will be an invaluable resource for practitioners and theoreticians from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from backyard volunteers to highly trained academic scientists and professional consultants.
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