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...

352 pages
6 x 9
One 16-page color insert, 2 photos, 41 illustrations

New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration

As scientific understanding about ecological processes has grown, the idea that ecosystem dynamics are complex, nonlinear, and often unpredictable has gained prominence. Of particular importance is the idea that rather than following an...

366 pages
7 x 10

Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration
Five Case Studies from the United States

Edited by Mary Doyle and Cynthia Drew

Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration presents case studies of five of the most noteworthy large-scale restoration projects in the United States: Chesapeake Bay, the Everglades, California Bay Delta, the Platte River Basin, and the Upper Mississippi...

340 pages
6 x 9

River Futures
An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair

Across much of the industrialized world, rivers that were physically transformed and ecologically ruined to facilitate industrial and agricultural development are now the focus of restoration and rehabilitation efforts. River Futures...

328 pages
8 x 10

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...

230 pages
7 x 10
68 photos and illustrations

Old Fields
Dynamics and Restoration of Abandoned Farmland

Land abandonment is increasing as human influence on the globe intensifies and various ecological, social, and economic factors conspire to force the cessation of agriculture and other forms of land management. The “old fields” that...

352 pages
6 x 9

A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration
New Hope for Arid Lands

Dryland degradation and desertification now affect almost a billion people around the world. Tragically, the biological resources and productivity of millions of acres of land are lost to desertification each year because people remain unaware of...

416 pages
8 x 10

Restoring Natural Capital
Science, Business, and Practice

Edited by James Aronson, Suzanne J. Milton, and James N. Blignaut; Foreword by Peter H. Raven

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...

400 pages
7 x 10

Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems
A Troubled Sense of Immensity

Over the past century, humans have molded the Colorado River to serve their own needs, resulting in significant impacts to the river and its ecosystems. Today, many scientists, public officials, and citizens hope to restore some of the lost...

344 pages
6 x 9

Restoring the Pacific Northwest
The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia

Edited by Dean Apostol and Marcia Sinclair; Foreword by Eric Higgs

The Pacific Northwest is a global ecological "hotspot" because of its relatively healthy native ecosystems, a high degree of biodiversity, and the number and scope of restoration initiatives that have been undertaken there. Restoring the...

506 pages
8 x 10

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