James Aronson | An Island Press author

James Aronson

James Aronson is a senior restoration ecology scientist at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development. From 1992 to 2016, he was head of  the Restoration Ecology Group at the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, in Montpellier, France. Over the past 25 years, he has participated in many projects and published many books and articles on ecological restoration, the restoration of natural capital, sustainability, and related subjects.

 

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge

Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration

Cork oak has historically been an important species in the western Mediterranean—ecologically as a canopy or “framework” tree in natural woodlands, and culturally as an economically valuable resource that underpins local economies.

Ecological Restoration

Ecological Restoration

Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession

The field of ecological restoration is a rapidly growing discipline that encompasses a wide range of activities and brings together practitioners and theoreticians from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from volunteer backyard...

Restoring Natural Capital

Restoring Natural Capital

Science, Business, and Practice

How can environmental degradation be stopped? How can it be reversed? And how can the damage already done be repaired? The authors of this volume argue that a two-pronged approach is needed: reducing demand for ecosystem goods and services and...