Observation and Ecology
Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World

The need to understand and address large-scale environmental problems that are difficult to study in controlled environments—issues ranging from climate change to overfishing to invasive species—is driving the field of ecology in new...

232 pages
6 x 9
40 illustrations

Climate and Conservation
Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

Climate and Conservation presents case studies from around the world of leading-edge projects focused on climate change adaptation-regional-scale endeavors where scientists, managers, and practitioners are working to protect biodiversity...

392 pages
7 x 10
43 photos and illustrations

Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate
Promises and Perils


Considered an essential conservation tool, plant reintroductions have been conducted for many of the world's rarest plant species. The expertise and knowledge gained through these efforts constitute an essential storehouse of information for...

432 pages
7 x 10
36 illustrations

The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook

Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land was the first practical guidebook to give restorationists and would-be restorationists with little or no scientific background the "how to" information and knowledge they need to plan and implement...

200 pages
8.5 x 10
79 illustrations

Marketing for Scientists
How to Shine in Tough Times

It's a tough time to be a scientist: universities are shuttering science departments, federal funding agencies are facing flat budgets, and many newspapers have dropped their science sections altogether. But according to Marc Kuchner, this...

248 pages
6 x 9
12 illustrations

Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration
Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture

Edited by Dave Egan, Evan E. Hjerpe, and Jesse Abrams; Foreword by Eric Higgs

When it comes to implementing successful ecological restoration projects, the social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions are often as important as-and sometimes more important than-technical or biophysical knowledge.


432 pages
7 x 10
23 photos

Making Nature Whole
A History of Ecological Restoration

Making Nature Whole is a seminal volume that presents an in-depth history of the field of ecological restoration as it has developed in the United States over the last three decades. The authors draw from both published and unpublished...

272 pages
6 x 9

Wicked Environmental Problems
Managing Uncertainty and Conflict

Peter J. Balint, Ronald E. Stewart, Anand Desai, and Lawrence C. Walters

"Wicked" problems are large-scale, long-term policy dilemmas in which multiple and compounding risks and uncertainties combine with sharply divergent public values to generate contentious political stalemates; wicked problems in the...

272 pages
6 x 9
11 illustrations

Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests
Ecology and Conservation

Though seasonally dry tropical forests are equally as important to global biodiversity as tropical rainforests, and are one of the most representative and highly endangered ecosystems in Latin America, knowledge about them remains limited because...

408 pages
6 x 9
5 photos, 32 illustrations

Protected Area Staff Training
Guidelines for Planning and Mangement

Svetlana L. Kopylova and Natalia R. Danilina

Qualified, competent, and committed staff are central to the success of protected areas. Training of protected area staff is more and more recognized as a vital component of efficient protected area management. These guidelines aim to present the...

102 pages
8.2 x 11.8


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