Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration

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 more

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  • Hardback | 620 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 35.56mm | 1,587.57g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 186 black & white illustrations, 20 black & white tables, 98 black & white halftones, 68 black & white line drawings
  • 1138922129
  • 9781138922129

About Stuart K. Allison

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 more

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 Heneghanshow more