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About this book
About this book
Increasing environmental degradation has meant that the restoration and recovery of rare or endangered plants and animal species is becomingly increasingly important. This book contains topical reviews and case histories of restoration planning and implementation for a wide variety of species.
`...well constructed and well presented...of relevance on a worldwide scale'. Journal of Applied Ecology
Part I. Conceptual Issues in Restoration Ecology: 1. Organizational and managerial guidelines for endangered species restoration programs and recovery teams Tim W. Clark and John R. Cragun; 2. Genetic considerations for plant population restoration and conservation Charles B. Fenster and Michelle R. Dudash; 3. Managing genetic diversity in captive populations of animals Robert C. Lacy; 4. The relationship of rarity to plant reproductive biology Stephen G. Weller; 5. Experimental evidence for insect impact on populations of short-lived, perennial plants, and its application in restoration ecology Svata M. Louda; Part II. Restoration Planning: 6. Impacts of biological invasions on the management and recovery of rare plants in Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii Lloyd L. Loope and Arthur C. Medeiros; 7. Disturbance-dependent persistence of rare plants: anthropogenic impacts and restoration implications Noel B. Pavlovic; 8. A metapopulation approach to Pitcher's thistle recovery in southern Lake Michigan dunes A. Kathryn McEachern et al.; 9. Restoration of woodland caribou to the Lake Superior region Peter J. P. Gogan and Jean Fitts Cochrane; Part III. Implemented Restorations: 10. The swift fox reintroduction program in Canada from 1983 to 1992 Ludwig N. Carbyn et al.; 11. Restoration of the endangered black-footed ferret: a twenty-year overview Tim W. Clark; 12. Development and implementation of a recovery program for the federally threatened Lakeside daisy Marcella M. DeMauro; 13. Demographic monitoring and the recovery of endangered plant populations Bruce M. Pavlik; Part IV. Synthesis and Future Directions: Biology, Politics and Reality: 14. Restoration ecology: living with the Prime Directive Joel S. Brown; Taxonomic index; Subject index.
394 pages, 3 b/w photos, 50 line illus, 34 tabs.
'! this book makes a first class contribution to the subject ! the fact that it brings together science, practice, planning and politics will ensure it becomes the success it deserves to be. It will be of value to many groups of people from students to academics and from planners to practitioners.' Annals of Botany '! it contributes a great deal ! restorationists will find it a valuable tool for their work.' Luke Hunter, South African Journal of Zoology '! well constructed and well presented ! of relevance on a worldwide scale.' Journal of Applied Ecology '! a valuable contribution to restoration ecology, and a valuable source of ideas, case histories and references.' Journal of Ecology