Handbook of Ecological Restoration - Volumes 1 & 2

Edited by Martin R. Perrow, Anthony J. Davy 
Cambridge University Press  September 2008  

Vol I Paperback  460 pp, 50 diags, 13 illus, 21 tabs  ISBN 9780521049832      £29.00

Vol II Paperback  624 pp, 60 tabs, 95 figs  ISBN 9780521047753      £43.00
The two volumes of this handbook provide a comprehensive account of the rapidly 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. The accompanying volume, Principles of Restoration defines the underlying principles of restoration ecology. The Handbook of Ecological Restoration will be an invaluable resource to anyone concerned with the restoration, rehabilitation, enhancement or creation of habitats in aquatic or terrestrial systems, throughout the world.

Contents of Volume 1

Part I. The Background: 1. Introduction and philosophy Anthony D. Bradshaw; 2. Rationale for restoration John Cairns Jr; 3. The ecological context: a landscape perspective Richard Hobbs; 4. The ecological context: a species population perspective David W. MacDonald, Thomas P. Moorhouse and Jody W. Enck; 5. The evolutionary context: a species perspective Alan Gray; Part II. Manipulation of the Physical Environment: 6. Terrestrial systems Steve G. Whisenant; 7. Wetlands and still waters Jillian C. Labadz, David P. Butcher and Dennis Sinnott; 8. Running water: fluvial geomorphology and river restoration Malcolm Newson, John Pitlick and David A. Sear; Part III. Manipulation of the Chemical Environment: 9. Manipulating the chemical environment of the soil Robert H. Marrs; 10. Chemical treatment of water and sediments with special reference to lakes Martin Sondergaard, Klaus-Dieter Wolter and Wilhelm Ripl; 11. Atmospheric chemistry Peter Brimblecombe; Part IV. Manipulation of the Biota: 12. Establishment and manipulation of plant populations and communities in terrestrial systems Anthony J. Davy; 13. Ecology and management of plants in aquatic ecosystems Stefan E. B. Weisner and John A. Strand; 14. Micro-organisms Michael F. Allen, David A. Jasper and John C. Zak; 15. Terrestrial invertebrates Jonathan D. Majer, Karl E. C. Brennan and Lubomir Bisevac; 16. Aquatic invertebrates John S. Richardson and Michael J. Jackson; 17. Fish Martin R. Perrow, Luis Zambrano and Mark L. Tomlinson; 18. Reptiles and amphibians Carl Jones; 19. Birds Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva and Peter D. Vickery; 20. Mammals David W. MacDonald, Thomas P. Moorhouse, Jody W. Enck and Fran H. Tattersall; Part V. Monitoring and Appraisal: 21. Monitoring and appraisal Karen D. Holl and John Cairns Jr; Index.

Contents of Volume 2

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 Floc€h and C. Ovalle; 21. Australian semi-arid lands and savannas David Tongway and John Ludwig; 22. Temperate woodlands Peter Buckley, Satoshi Ito and Stéphane McLachlan; 23. Tropical moist forest restoration Karen D. Holl; 24. Tropical dry forest restoration Dan H. Janzen.

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