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 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

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

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

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

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