303 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Originally published in 2007, Ecological Restoration has become one of the seminal books in this quickly developing field. This completely revised and reorganised edition presents up-to-date developments and current trends in the field by two of its leaders. Among its key features are: entirely new Virtual Field Trips, with additional examples woven into chapters; full treatment of the controversial topic of the restoration of semicultural ecosystems; up-to-date discussion of reference systems and reference models, which inform almost every aspect of restoration planning; and, full discussion of the global issue of ecosystem impairment and the complex topics of what restoration recovery means and how it is accomplished.
The authors focus on clarifying terminology, stressing the importance of precision in language for a field that is quickly becoming an established discipline. This new edition will be an invaluable resource for practitioners and theoreticians from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from backyard volunteers to highly trained academic scientists and professional consultants.
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Andre F. Clewell is a consulting restoration practitioner and plant ecologist, and past president of the Society for Ecological Restoration. James Aronson is a restoration ecologist at the Center of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Montpellier, France, and the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis. He serves on the board of directors for the Society for Ecological Restoration.