Synopses & Reviews
This book explores the ecological concepts and ideas involved in the practice of habitat restoration by taking a theoretical approach that will appeal to ecologists concerned with the structure and dynamics of communities. The contributors examine aspects of this new realization and its implications for both ecology and the practice of habitat restoration. What emerges is the outline of a new paradigm for ecological research and the basis for a stronger relationship between theory and practice in this area.
The contributors examine the idea of a synthetic approach to ecological research, which incorporates both practical restoration and theoretical ecology. The implications of this approach both for ecology and habitat restoration are explored.
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction: Part II. Assembling Whole Systems in the Field: Part III. Synthetic Ecology: Part IV. Partial or Piecewise Restoration in the Field: Part V. Restored Systems as Opportunities for Basic Research: Part VI. Doing Restoration Ecology: Index.