The two volumes of this handbook provide a comprehensive account of the emerging and vibrant science of the ecological restoration of both habitats and species. Ecological restoration aims to achieve complete structural and functional, self-maintaining biological integrity following disturbance. In practice, any theoretical model is modified by a number of economic, social and ecological constraints. Consequently, material that might be considered as rehabilitation, enhancement, reconstruction or re-creation is also included.
Restoration in Practice provides details of state-of-the-art restoration practice in a range of biomes within terrestrial and aquatic (marine, coastal and freshwater) ecosystems. Policy and legislative issues on all continents are also outlined and discussed.
These volumes are the comprehensive and definite resource available on restoration and should particularly interest academics, students, field scientists, practitioners, and policy makers. Highly recommended. Choice
Part I. Restoration Policy and Infrastructure: 1. The Americas Mohan K. Wali, N. M. Safaya and F. Evrendilek; 2. Europe Jane Madgwick and Tim Jones; 3. Ecological restoration in Africa W. M. Adams; 4a. Restoration policy and infrastructure in India B. B. Dhar and M. K. Chakraborty; 4b. Progress in the reclamation of degraded land in China M. H. Wong and A. D. Bradshaw; 5. Oceania Ian Hannam and Alison Cochrane; Part II. The Biomes: 6. Marine and coastal ecosystems S. J. Hawkins, J. R. Allen, P. M. Ross and M. J. Genner; 7. Seagrasses Mark S. Fonseca, W. Judson Kenworthy, Brian E. Julius, Sharon Shutler and Stephanie Fluke; 8. Coral reefs Susan Clark; 9. Beaches Clive A. Walmsley; 10. Dunes Sigurdur Greipsson; 11. Saltmarshes Joy B. Zedler and Paul Adam; 12. Rivers and streams P. W. Downs, K. S. Skinner and G. M. Kondolf; 13. Lakes Erik Jeppesen and Ilkka Sammalkorpi; 14. Restoration of freshwater wetlands Bryan D. Wheeler, Russ P. Money and Sue C. Shaw; 15. Polar tundra Bruce C. Forbes and Jay D. McKendrick; 16. High-elevation ecosystems Krystyna M. Urbanska and Jeanne C. Chambers; 17. Atlantic heathlands Nigel R. Webb; 18. Calcareous grasslands M. J. Hutchings and A. J. A. Stewart; 19. Prairies Scott D. Wilson; 20. Semi-arid woodlands and desert fringes J. Aronson, E. Le Floca -- h and C. Ovalle; 21. Australian semi-arid lands and savannas David Tongway and John Ludwig; 22. Temperate woodlands Peter Buckley, Satoshi Ito and Stephane McLachlan; 23. Tropical moist forest restoration Karen D. Holl; 24. Tropical dry forest restoration Dan H. Janzen.
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Martin R. Perrow is an ecological consultant at ECON, an organisation that he founded in 1990 to bridge the gap between consultancy and research. He specialises in the restoration and rehabilitation of aquatic habitats, and is a leading exponent of biomanipulation. In addition to presenting his work to the scientific community, Martin has endeavoured to communicate his findings to the general public, through appearances on television, radio and contributions to newspapers and magazines. Martin has travelled extensively, leading eco-tours, and is an award winning natural history photographer. Anthony (Tony) Davy is Head of Population and Conservation Biology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, where he has taught and researched a wide variety of topics in ecology and plant biology. His research interests include genetic variation and the evolutionary and physiological responses of plants to their environments. Tony is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Ecology, Associate Editor of the Biological Flora of the British Isles, and was the Honorary Meetings Secretary of the British Ecological Society for a number of years.