Synopses & Reviews
Ecological restoration is a rapidly evolving discipline that is engaged with developing both methodologies and strategies for repairing damaged and polluted ecosystems and environments. During the last decade the rapid pace of climate change coupled with continuing habitat destruction and the spread of non-native species to new habitats has forced restorationists to reevaluate their goals and the methods they use. This comprehensive handbook brings together an internationally respected group of established and rising experts in the field.
The book begins with a description of current practices and the state of knowledge in particular areas of restoration, and then identifies new directions that will help the field achieve increasing levels of future success. The first section provides basic background about ecological and environmental restoration. The second section systematically reviews restoration in key ecosystem types located throughout the world. In the third section, management and policy issues are examined in detail, offering the first comprehensive treatment of policy relevance in the field. Ultimately, good ecological restoration depends upon a combination of good science, policy, planning and outreach all issues that are addressed in this unrivalled volume.