Ecological Concepts and Practical Applications
368 pages | 74 figures, 15 tables | 6 x 9
Restoration plans must take into account the needs of current or desired wildlife species in project areas. Restoring Wildlife gives ecologists, restorationists, administrators, and other professionals involved with restoration projects the tools they need to understand essential ecological concepts, helping them to design restoration projects that can improve conditions for native species of wildlife. It also offers specific guidance and examples on how various projects have been designed and implemented.
The book interweaves theoretical and practical aspects of wildlife biology that are directly applicable to the restoration and conservation of animals. It provides an understanding of the fundamentals of wildlife populations and wildlife-habitat relationships as it explores the concept of habitat, its historic development, components, spatialtemporal relationships, and role in land management. It applies these concepts in developing practical tools for professionals.
Restoring Wildlife builds on the foundation of material presented in Wildlife Restoration, published by Island Press in 2002, offering the basic information from that book along with much updated material in a reorganized and expanded format.
Restoring Wildlife is the only single source that deals with wildlife and restoration, and is an important resource for practicing restorationists and biologists as well as undergraduate and graduate students in wildlife management, ecological restoration, environmental science, and related fields.
"Michael Morrison does well in presenting a highly thorough text. Restoring Wildlife is a fine addition to any library environmental collection."Midwest Book Review
"Michael Morrison has done a masterful job of integrating theory from ecology and conservation biology into the practice of wildlife restoration. He provides a strong case for a rigourous scientific approach, and the four well-developed case histories illustrate how this approach works. The book is written so that practitioners without advanced training in wildlife biology can understand it easily."Peter F. Brussard, past president, Society for Conservation Biology
"Restoring Wildlife is a synthesis of the growing field of restoration ecology that explains the process of wildlife restoration in an engaging format. Detailed yet straightforward and supplemented with real-world studies, this book will be an excellent reference for students and practitoners that will help them to think carefully about the restoration process. Morrison's text wonderfully complements the existing literature on maintaining and enhancing wildlife populations and the habitats they depend on."Paul R. Krausman, Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation, University of Montana
"Restoring Wildlife would be a good book to keep on hand if you need a running glossary of terms concerning wildlife restoration . . . . Overall, I found the book to be a good listing of key topics in wildlife restoration, perhaps useful as a reference if you had to look up something while planning a restoration project or perhaps settling a friendly argument. I found the definitions and the glossary useful and the breadth of treatment, with a few exceptions, helpful...As a textbook or reference, NAA members might like to find this on their shelf."Natural Areas Journal
"Restoring Wildlife is an excellent source for planning, effecting, and monitoring wildlife restoration projects; wildlife managers involved in restoration would do well to include this book in their personal libraries."Ecological Restoration
Society For Ecological Restoration International - The Science And Practice Of Ecological Restoration
Chapter 1. Introduction: Restoring And Preserving Wildlife
Chapter 2. Operating Concepts
Chapter 3. Populations
Chapter 4. Habitat
Chapter 5. Assemblages
Chapter 6. Desired Conditions
Chapter 7. Design Concepts
Chapter 8. A Primer On Study Design
Chapter 9. Monitoring: Field Methods And Applications
Chapter 10. Case Studies
Chapter 11. Wildlife Restoration: Synthesis
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