Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration
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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 restoration ecologists to re-evaluate 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. Part I provides basic background about ecological and environmental restoration. Part II systematically reviews restoration in key ecosystem types located throughout the world. In Part III, management and policy issues are examined in detail, offering the first comprehensive treatment of policy relevance in the field, while Part IV looks to the future. Ultimately, good ecological restoration depends upon a combination of good science, policy, planning and outreach - all issues that are addressed in this unrivalled volume.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 604 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 35.56mm | 1,565g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 68 Line drawings, black and white; 98 Halftones, black and white; 20 Tables, black and white; 186 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138922129
  • 9781138922129

Table of contents

1. Introduction


Stephen D. Murphy and Stuart K. Allison





Part 1: The Basis for Ecological Restoration in the 21st Century


2. Considering the Future: Anticipating the Need for Ecological Restoration


Young Choi


3. The Principles of Restoration Ecology at Population Scales


Stephen D. Murphy, Michael McTavish, and Heather Cray


4. Landscape-scale Restoration Ecology


Michael Perring


5. Understanding Social Processes in Planning Ecological Restorations


Stephen R. Edwards, Brock Blevins, Darwin Horning, and Andrew Spaeth


6. The Role of History in Restoration Ecology


Eric Higgs and Stephen Jackson


7. Social Engagement in Ecological Restoration


Susan Baker





Part 2: Restoring Key Ecosystems


8. Restoration and Ecosystem Management in the Boreal Forest: From Ecological Principles to Tactical Solutions


Timo Kuuluvainen


9. Restoration of Temperate Broadleaf Forests


John Stanturf


10. Temperate Grasslands


Karel Prach, Peter Torok, and Jonathan Bakker


11. Restoration of Temperate Savannas and Woodlands


Brice Hanberry, John M. Kabrick, Peter W. Dunwiddie, Tibor Hartel, Theresa B. Jain, and Benjamin O. Knapp


12. Restoring Desert Ecosystems


Scott Abella


13. Ecological Restoration in Mediterranean-type Shrublands and Woodlands


Ladislav Mucina, Marcela A. Bustamante-Sanchez, Beatriz Duguy Pedra, Patricia Holmes, Todd Keeler-Wolf, Juan J. Armesto, Mark Dobrowolski, Mirijam Gaertner, Cecilia Smith-Ramirez, and Alberto Vilagrosa


14. Alpine Habitat Conservation and Restoration in Tropical and Sub-tropical High Mountains


Alton Byers


15. Restoration of Rivers and Streams


Benjamin Smith and Michael A. Chadwick


16. Lake Restoration


Erik Jeppesen, Martin Sondergaard, and Zhengwen Liu


17. Restoration of Freshwater Wetlands


Paul Keddy


18. Saltmarshes


David Burdick and Susan Adamowicz


19. Oyster-generated Marine Habitats: Their Services, Enhancement, Restoration, and Monitoring


Loren Coen and Austin Humphries


20. Ecological Rehabilitation in Mangrove Systems: The Evolution of the Practice and the Need for Strategic Reform of Policy and Planning


Ben Brown


21. Tropical Savanna Restoration


Jillianne Segura, Sean Bellairs, and Lindsey Hutley


22. Restoration of Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands


Gerhard Overbeck and Sandra Cristina Muller


23. Tropical Forest Restoration


David Lamb


24. The Restoration of Coral Reefs


Boze Hancock, Kemit Amon Lewis, and Eric Conklin


25. Ecological Restoration in an Urban Context


Jessica Hardesty Norris, Keith Bowers, and Stephen D. Murphy





Part 3: Management and Policy Issues


26. International Law and Policy on Restoration


An Cliquet


27. Governance and Restoration


Stephanie Mansourian


28. Restoration, Volunteers, and the Human Community


Stephen Packard


29. Building Social Capacity for Restoration Success


Elizabeth Covelli Metcalf, Alexander L. Metcalf, and Jakki J. Mohr


30. Ecological Restoration: A Growing Part of the Green Economy


Keith Bowers and Jessica Hardesty Norris


31. Restoration and Market-based Instruments


Alex Baumber


32. Profit Motives and Ecological Restoration: Opportunities in Bioenergy and Conservation Biomass


Carol Williams





Part 4: Ecological Restoration for the Future


33. Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change


Stuart K. Allison


34. Invasive Species and Ecological Restoration


Joan Dudney, Lauren Hallett, Erica Spotswood, and Katharine Suding


35. Restoration and Resilience


Libby Trevenen, Rachel Standish, Charles Price, and Richard Hobbs


36. Ecological Restoration and Ecosystem Services


Robin Chazdon and Jose Rey-Benayas


37. The Economics of Restoration and the Restoration of Economics


James Blignaut


38. Better Together: The Importance of Collaboration between Researchers and Practitioners


Robert Cabin


39. Less than 140 Characters: Restorationists Use of Social Media


Liam Heneghan and Oisin Heneghan
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Review quote

"Allison and Murphy have done a great job in bringing together contributions from both leaders in the field and the next generation, and the geographic spread of authors is reflective of the global need for restoration... Excellent, and highly recommended for any library serving an ecological readership." - British Ecological Society Bulletin (December 2017)


"... Allison and Murphy's book is aimed at 'surveying current practice and identifying future opportunities and problems that will arise in our rapidly changing world.'


The book delivers what it proposed to do. It is a substantial volume [...] and it is quite diverse in the topics. Thus, it gives a broad overview of the issues and approaches that are defining the current practice of ecological restoration. The list of topics is by no means exhaustive, but it is diverse enough to have something for everyone." - Carolina Murcia, Universidad Javeriana-Seccional Cali, Columbia and University of Florida, USA in Restoration Ecology (Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 600-601), May 2018
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About Stephen D. Murphy

Stuart K. Allison is the Watson Bartlett Professor of Biology and Conservation, and Director of the Green Oaks Field Study Center at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, USA. He is the author of Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change (Routledge, 2012).


Stephen D. Murphy is Professor and Director of the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is the editor-in-chief of Restoration Ecology.
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