Foundations Of Restoration Ecology

Author: Donald A. Falk
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597266048
File Size: 28,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 9233
Download

As the practical application of ecological restoration continues to grow, there is an increasing need to connect restoration practice to areas of underlying ecological theory. Foundations of Restoration Ecology is an important milestone in the field, bringing together leading ecologists to bridge the gap between theory and practice by translating elements of ecological theory and current research themes into a scientific framework for the field of restoration ecology. Each chapter addresses a particular area of ecological theory, covering traditional levels of biological hierarchy (such as population genetics, demography, community ecology) as well as topics of central relevance to the challenges of restoration ecology (such as species interactions, fine-scale heterogeneity, successional trajectories, invasive species ecology, ecophysiology). Several chapters focus on research tools (research design, statistical analysis, modeling), or place restoration ecology research in a larger context (large-scale ecological phenomena, macroecology, climate change and paleoecology, evolutionary ecology). The book makes a compelling case that a stronger connection between ecological theory and the science of restoration ecology will be mutually beneficial for both fields: restoration ecology benefits from a stronger grounding in basic theory, while ecological theory benefits from the unique opportunities for experimentation in a restoration context. Foundations of Restoration Ecology advances the science behind the practice of restoring ecosystems while exploring ways in which restoration ecology can inform basic ecological questions. It provides the first comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of restoration ecology, and is a must-have volume for anyone involved in restoration research, teaching, or practice.

Restoration Ecology

Author: Jelte van Andel
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444336355
File Size: 30,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 5038
Download

Enlarged, enhanced and internationalized edition of the first restoration ecology textbook to be published, with foreword by Dr. Steven Whisnant of Texas A&M University and Chair of the Society of Ecological Restoration. Since 2006, when the first edition of this book appeared, major advances have taken place in restoration science and in the practice of ecological restoration. Both are now accepted as key components of the increasingly urgent search for sustainability at global, national, and community levels hence the phrase ′New Frontier′ in the title. While the first edition focused on ecosystems and landscapes in Europe, this new edition covers biomes and contexts all over the world. Several new chapters deal with broad issues such as biological invasions, climate change, and agricultural land abandonment as they relate to restoration science and ecological restoration. Case studies are included from Australia, North America, and the tropics. This is an accessible textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate level students, and early career scientists. The book also provides a solid scientific background for managers, volunteers, and mid–career professionals involved in the practice of ecological restoration. Review of the first edition: "I suspect that this volume will find its way onto the shelves of many restoration researchers and practitioners and will be used as a key text in graduate courses, where it will help fill a large void. My own copy is already heavily bookmarked, and will be a constant source of research ideas and lecture material." (Environmental Conservation) Companion Website: A companion website with downloadable figures is available at www.wiley.com/go/vanandel/restorationecology

Restoration Ecology

Author: Sigurdur Greipsson
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763742195
File Size: 52,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 3219
Download

Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.

Restoration Ecology

Author: William R. Jordan
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521337281
File Size: 21,22 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 4501
Download

Assembling whhole systems in the field; Synthetic ecology; Partial or piecewise restoration in the field; restored systems as opportunities for basic research; Doing restoration ecology.

Routledge Handbook Of Ecological And Environmental Restoration

Author: Stuart K. Allison
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131741375X
File Size: 28,17 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 8611
Download

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.

Introduction To Restoration Ecology

Author: Evelyn A. Howell
Editor:
ISBN: 9781597261890
File Size: 75,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 5739
Download

Written for upper-division undergraduates and first-year graduate students, this new textbook offers a real-life introduction to the field of restoration ecology and an interdisciplinary overview of the theory behind it. The text is organized around a restoration process that has been tested and revised by the authors in their restoration ecology courses taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison over the past thirty years. Success in ecological restoration requires not only technical proficiency but also skill in the social, cultural, and political arenas. Introduction to Restoration Ecology can help students develop the skills they need to succeed in all of these areas and is a much-needed new resource.

The Princeton Guide To Ecology

Author: Simon A. Levin
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691156042
File Size: 60,12 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 2417
Download

The Princeton Guide to Ecology is a concise, authoritative one-volume reference to the field's major subjects and key concepts. Edited by eminent ecologist Simon Levin, with contributions from an international team of leading ecologists, the book contains more than ninety clear, accurate, and up-to-date articles on the most important topics within seven major areas: autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management. Complete with more than 200 illustrations (including sixteen pages in color), a glossary of key terms, a chronology of milestones in the field, suggestions for further reading on each topic, and an index, this is an essential volume for undergraduate and graduate students, research ecologists, scientists in related fields, policymakers, and anyone else with a serious interest in ecology. Explains key topics in one concise and authoritative volume Features more than ninety articles written by an international team of leading ecologists Contains more than 200 illustrations, including sixteen pages in color Includes glossary, chronology, suggestions for further reading, and index Covers autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management

Transdisciplinary Challenges In Landscape Ecology And Restoration Ecology An Anthology

Author: Zev Naveh
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402044224
File Size: 44,74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 7934
Download

Capitalizing on forty years of intensive ecological studies, this anthology presents a collection of widely dispersed major publications on theoretical and practical Mediterranean, global environmental and landscape issues. Each chapter features a comprehensive study of ecological and landscape issues, synthesized in the introduction, and woven with autobiographical experiences. The concluding chapter calls for a transdisciplinary shift in all environmental scientific fields and particularly in landscape and restoration ecology, to cope with the complex, closely interwoven ecological, socio-economical, political and cultural crises facing human society during the present crucial transition from the industrial to the post-industrial, global information age. Updating and broadening the scope of the groundbreaking Springer book on Landscape Theory and Applications by the author and Lieberman (1994), this is a unique transdisciplinary attempt based on advanced systems complexity theories, which link the natural and human sciences.

Ecological Restoration

Author:
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 74,14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 8800
Download


Assembly Rules And Restoration Ecology

Author: Vicky M. Temperton
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597265904
File Size: 67,36 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 8739
Download

Understanding how ecosystems are assembled -- how the species that make up a particular biological community arrive in an area, survive, and interact with other species -- is key to successfully restoring degraded ecosystems. Yet little attention has been paid to the idea of assembly rules in ecological restoration, in both the scientific literature and in on-the-ground restoration efforts. Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology, edited by Vicky M. Temperton, Richard J. Hobbs, Tim Nuttle, and Stefan Halle, addresses that shortcoming, offering an introduction, overview, and synthesis of the potential role of assembly rules theory in restoration ecology. It brings together information and ideas relating to ecosystem assembly in a restoration context, and includes material from a wide geographic range and a variety of perspectives. Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology contributes new knowledge and ideas to the subjects of assembly rules and restoration ecology and represents an important summary of the current status of an emerging field. It combines theoretical and practical aspects of restoration, making it a vital compendium of information and ideas for restoration ecologists, professionals, and practitioners.

2nd Interface Between Ecology And Land Development In California

Author: Jon E. Keeley
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 61,11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 5325
Download

The 2nd Interface Between Ecology and Land Development Conference was held in association with Earth Day 1997, five years after the first Interface Conference. Rapid population growth in California has intensified the inevitable conflict between land development and preservation of natural ecosystems. Sustainable development requires wise use of diminishing natural resources and, where possible, restoration of damaged landscapes. These Earth Week Celebrations brought together resource managers, scientists, politicians, environmental consultants, and concerned citizens in an effort to improve the communication necessary to maintain our natural biodiversity, ecosystem processes and general quality of life. As discussed by our keynote speaker, Michael Soulé, the best predictor of habitat loss is population growth and nowhere is this better illustrated than in California. As urban perimeters expand, the interface between wildlands and urban areas increases. Few problems are more vexing than how to manage the fire prone ecosystems indigenous to California at this urban interface. Today resource managers face increasing challenges of dealing with this problem and the lead-off section of the proceedings considers both the theoretical basis for making decisions related to prescribed burning and the practical application. Habitat fragmentation is an inevitable consequence of development patterns with significant impacts on animal and plant populations. Managers must be increasingly resourceful in dealing with problems of fragmentation and the often inevitable consequences, including susceptibility to invasive oganisms. One approach to dealing with fragmentation problems is through careful landplanning. California is the national leader in the integration of conservation and economics. On Earth Day 1991, Governor Pete Wilson presented an environmental agenda that promised to create between land owners and environmentalists, agreements that would guarantee the protection of -endangered species and out of this grew the pioneering initiative, known as the Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) program. California's vast expanse of seemingly endless resources has traditionally been viewed as justification for abusive land use practices. The modem day recognition that resources are finite has led to greater concern, not only for conserving what is left, but for restoring abused landscapes. Ecological restoration is a new science devoted to returning disturbed environments to a semblance of their "pristine" state. Based on principles of "revegetation," restoration goes far beyond simple replanting, rather the ambition of ecological restoration is to return landscapes to functioning ecosystems and is the focus of the last section.

Foundations For Advancing Animal Ecology

Author: Michael L. Morrison
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 1421439190
File Size: 25,16 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 6242
Download

A major advancement in understanding the factors underlying wildlife-habitat relationships, Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology will be an invaluable resource to professionals and practitioners in natural resource management in public and private sectors, including state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and environmental consultants.

The Current Status Of Restoration Ecology In The United States

Author: Brenda Ann Cook Cole
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 26,83 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 4781
Download


Restoration Ecology And Sustainable Development

Author: Krystyna M. Urbanska
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521599894
File Size: 48,28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 1754
Download

Details the scientific basis for the reconstruction of damaged ecosystems.

Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration

Author: Society for Ecological Restoration. British Columbia Section. Meeting
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 38,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 7393
Download


Handbook Of Ecological Restoration

Author: Martin R. Perrow
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521791298
File Size: 72,87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 297
Download

An essential handbook for anyone concerned with the restoration of aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems, worldwide.

The Sunflower Forest

Author: William R. Jordan
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520233201
File Size: 45,62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 300
Download

Examines how ecological restoration can reverse environmental damage and conserve forests, prairies, and wetlands. Describes ways to guide damaged ecosystems back to their natural, healthy condition, and provides context for the relationship humans have with nature.

Ecological Restoration

Author: Andre F. Clewell
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910644
File Size: 11,28 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 1899
Download

The field of ecological restoration is a rapidly growing discipline that encompasses a wide range of activities and brings together practitioners and theoreticians from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from volunteer backyard restorationists to highly trained academic scientists and professional consultants. Ecological Restoration offers for the first time a unified vision of ecological restoration as a field of study, one that clearly states the discipline’s precepts and emphasizes issues of importance to those involved at all levels. In a lively, personal fashion, the authors discuss scientific and practical aspects of the field as well as the human needs and values that motivate practitioners. The book: -identifies fundamental concepts upon which restoration is based -considers the principles of restoration practice -explores the diverse values that are fulfilled with the restoration of ecosystems -reviews the structure of restoration practice, including the various contexts for restoration work, the professional development of its practitioners, and the relationships of restoration with allied fields and activities A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of eight “virtual field trips,” short photo essays of project sites around the world that illustrate various points made in the book and are “led” by those who were intimately involved with the project described. Throughout, ecological restoration is conceived as a holistic endeavor, one that addresses issues of ecological degradation, biodiversity loss, and sustainability science simultaneously, and draws upon cultural resources and local skills and knowledge in restoration work.

The Restoration And Management Of Derelict Land

Author: Anthony David Bradshaw
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812795383
File Size: 32,93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 4459
Download

A broad discussion of modern restoration and the management needed after restoration. It deals with relevant topics such as restoration ecology; restoration planning; ecological and ecotoxicological risk assessment; management and adaptive management; restoration in the broader context of sustainable development; and case studies and examples related to the Asian region. Major emphasis is placed on the Asian region, but the techniques described in the book can also be applied to other regions. The work should serve as a reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, professors, decision-makers and engineers in environmental science and management.

New Models For Ecosystem Dynamics And Restoration

Author: Richard J. Hobbs
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 43,38 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 2290
Download

"Conceptual models based on alternative stable states and restoration thresholds can help inform restoration efforts. This title explores how conceptual models of ecosystem dynamics can be applied to the recovery of degraded systems. It discusses the basic concepts and models and explores implications of scientific research on restoration practice." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE.