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Restoration Ecology

Textbook

By: Sigurdur Greipsson

408 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Jones & Bartlett

Paperback | Oct 2010 | #192773 | ISBN-13: 9780763742195
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NHBS Price: £34.99 $45/€42 approx

About this book

The discipline of restoration ecology aims to provide a scientifically sound basis for the reconstruction of degraded or destroyed ecosystems to produce self-supporting systems. This new text provides a current, comprehensive overview of this developing area of study that is ideal for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate level course. Divided into five natural parts, "Restoration Ecology" opens with a look at ecological perspectives of restoration, including nutrient cycling and factors that regulate ecosystem functioning. The text then moves on to discuss the ecological theories that have shaped restoration ecology, and moves on to sections devoted to restoration in practice, providing accounts of real restoration of various ecosystems. The final unit delves in to the planning, implementation, monitoring and appraisal of restoration work.

I just received an examination copy of your textbook on 'Restoration Ecology' and wanted to let you know that the book is great and will be perfect for my course. There has been a huge need for a good text in restoration, and your book is excellent. I especially like the case studies at the ends of the chapters, along with the chapter reviews.
- Gerald R. Urquhart Ph.D., Michigan State University


Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Restoration Ecology
Chapter 2 Ecosystem Functioning
Chapter 3 Biodiversity
Chapter 4 Succession
Chapter 5 Assembly
Chapter 6 Landscape
Chapter 7 Invasive Species
Chapter 8 Soil
Chapter 9 Sand Dunes
Chapter 10 Mines and Polluted Sites
Chapter 11 Forest
Chapter 12 Endangered Animals
Chapter 13 Aquatic Ecosystems: Wetlands, Lakes, and Rivers
Chapter 14 Management of Restoration Projects

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