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Restoration Ecology

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Restoration Ecology

Enlarged, enhanced and internationalized edition of the first restoration...

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By: Jelte van Andel(Editor), James Aronson(Editor), Rudy van Diggelen(Foreword By)

340 pages, 80 illustrations


Paperback | Jul 2005 | Edition: 1 | #119321 | ISBN: 063205834X
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Aimed at Masters, and PhD students, teachers, researchers and natural resource managers, Restoration Ecology explores the interface between restoration ecology and ecological restoration. It covers both the ecological concepts involved in restoration ecology and their practical applications. It is written by an excellent group of ecologists from centres across Europe with a strong reputation for restoration ecology. It is the only textbook around aimed specifically at advanced undergraduate courses and postgraduate study programmes.


Foreword by Rudy van Diggelen

PART 1: Intorduction to Restoration Ecology
1. Ecological Restoration as a Project for Global Society. (Jim A. Harris and Rudy van Diggelen)
2. Concepts in Restoration Ecology. (Jelte van Andel and Ab P. Grootjans)

PART 2: Ecological Foundations
3. Landscape: Spatial Interactions. (Rudy van Diggelen)
4. Ecosystems: Trophic Interactions. (Jelte van Andel)
5. Communities: Interspecific Interactions. (Jelte van Andel)
6. Populations: Intraspecific Interactions. (Jelte van Andel)
7. Populations: Re-introductions. (Sipke E. van Wieren)

PART 3: Restoration Perspectives
8. Restoration of Dry Grasslands and Heathlands. (Jan P. Bakker and Rudy van Diggelen)
9. Restoration of Mires and Wet Grasslands. (Ab P. Grootjans, Rudy van Diggelen and Jan P. Bakker)
10. Restoration of Forests. (Anton Fischer and Holger Fischer)
11. Restoration of Rivers and Floodplains. (Jenny Mant and Martin Janes)
12. Restoration of Freshwater Lakes. (Ramesh D. Gulati and Ellen van Donk)
13. Restoration of Intertidal Flats and Tidal Salt Marshes. (Jan P. Bakker and Theunis Piersma)
14. Restoration of Mediterranean woodlands. (Ramon Vallejo, James Aronson, Juli G. Pausas and Jordi Cortina)
15. Restoration of Alpine Ecosystems. (Bernhard Krautzer and Helmut Wittmann)

PART 4: Challenges for the Future
16. Challenges for Ecological Theory. (James Aronson and Jelte van Andel)
17. Challenges for the Practice of Ecological Restoration. (James Aronson and Ramon Vallejo)


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Professor Dr Jelte van Andel is Professor of Plant Ecology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has long-term research experience in the mechanisms of vegetation succession and in reviewing the applicability of ecological concepts and theories. His editorial work covers the broad field of plant biology and ecology.

Dr James Aronson is a member of the Restoration Ecology Group, Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, CNRS, Montpellier, France. Since 2002 he has also been Editor of the Book Series, Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration of the Society for Ecological Restoration International and Island Press.

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