Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change
An Ecological and Conservation Synthesis

Habitat loss and degradation that comes as a result of human activity is the single biggest threat to biodiversity in the world today. Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change is a groundbreaking work that brings together a wealth of...

352 pages
8 x 10
92 photos and illustrations

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

As the practical application of ecological restoration continues to grow, there is an increasing need to connect restoration practice to areas of underlying ecological theory. Foundations of Restoration Ecology is an important milestone in...

384 pages
7 x 10

Nature's Restoration
People and Places on the Front Lines of Conservation

With fewer and fewer pristine places on earth left to preserve, restoration is the "new" conservation. Yet the work is anything but easy. Ecology is complex, and restoration projects are often controversial. How do we know what's natural? What...

320 pages
6 x 9

The Historical Ecology Handbook
A Restorationist's Guide to Reference Ecosystems

Edited by Dave Egan and Evelyn A. Howell; Foreword by Curt Meine

The Historical Ecology Handbook makes essential connections between past and future ecosystems, bringing together leading experts to offer a much-needed introduction to the field of historical ecology and its practical application by on...

488 pages
6 x 9

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook
For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands

Edited by Stephen Packard and Cornelia F. Mutel

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is a hands-on manual that provides a detailed account of what has been learned about the art and science of prairie restoration and the application of that knowledge to restoration projects...

504 pages
6 x 9

Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape
Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site

Edited by John Kilgo and John I. Blake; Foreword by H. Ronald Pulliam

Can land degraded by centuries of agriculture be restored to something approaching its original productivity and diversity? This book tells the story of fifty years of restoration and management of the forested landscape of the Savannah River...

479 pages
6 x 9

Alien Species and Evolution
The Evolutionary Ecology of Exotic Plants, Animals, Microbes, and Interacting Native Species

In Alien Species and Evolution, biologist George W. Cox reviews and synthesizes emerging information on the evolutionary changes that occur in plants, animals, and microbial organisms when they colonize new geographical areas, and on...

400 pages
6 x 9

Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology
Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Understanding how ecosystems are assembled -- how the species that make up a particular biological community arrive in an area, survive, and interact with other species -- is key to successfully restoring degraded ecosystems. Yet little...

464 pages
6 x 9

Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems
Ecology, Management, and Restoration

Edited by Jeanne C. Chambers and Jerry R. Miller; Foreword by James A. MacMahon

Established by the USDA Forest Service in 1993, the Great Basin Ecosystem Management Project for Restoring and Maintaining Sustainable Riparian Ecosystems is a large-scale research study that uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine the...

320 pages
6 x 9

Indigenous and Local Communities and Protected Areas
Towards Equity and Enhanced Conservation

Edited by Grazia Feyerabend and Ashish Kothari

Conventional approaches to managing protected areas have often seen people and nature as separate entities. They preclude human communities from using natural resources and assume that their concerns are incompatible with conservation. Protected...

112 pages
8 x 11.8

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