Synopses & Reviews
The Historical Ecology Handbook makes essential connections between past and future ecosystems, bringing together leading experts to offer a much-needed introduction to the field of historical ecology and its practical application by on-the-ground restorationists.
Chapters present individual techniques focusing on both culturally derived evidence and biological records, with each chapter offering essential background, tools, and resources needed for using the technique in a restoration effort. The book ends with four in-depth case studies that demonstrate how various combinations of techniques have been used in restoration projects.
The Historical Ecology Handbook is a unique and groundbreaking guide to determining historic reference conditions of a landscape. It offers an invaluable compendium of tools and techniques, and will be essential reading for anyone working in the field of ecological restoration.
About the Author
Evelyn A. Howell is Professor and Chairperson with the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Curt Meine is a writer and conservation biologist. He is author of the biography Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work, editor of the collection Wallace Stegner and the Continental Vision: Essays on Literature, History, and Landscape, and coeditor with Richard L. Knight of The Essential Aldo Leopold: Quotations and Commentaries. He has served on the board of governors of the Society for Conservation Biology and sits on the editorial boards of the journals Conservation Biology and Environmental Ethics.