Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Editor(s): Jelte van Andel, James Aronson

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012 01:17AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130

About this Book

Enlarged, enhanced and internationalized edition of the first restoration ecology textbook to be published, with foreword by Dr. Steven Whisnant of Texas A&M University and Chair of the Society of Ecological Restoration.

Since 2006, when the first edition of this book appeared, major advances have taken place in restoration science and in the practice of ecological restoration. Both are now accepted as key components of the increasingly urgent search for sustainability at global, national, and community levels - hence the phrase 'New Frontier' in the title. While the first edition focused on ecosystems and landscapes in Europe, this new edition covers biomes and contexts all over the world. Several new chapters deal with broad issues such as biological invasions, climate change, and agricultural land abandonment as they relate to restoration science and ecological restoration. Case studies are included from Australia, North America, and the tropics.

This is an accessible textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate level students, and early career scientists. The book also provides a solid scientific background for managers, volunteers, and mid-career professionals involved in the practice of ecological restoration.

Review of the first edition:

"I suspect that this volume will find its way onto the shelves of many restoration researchers and practitioners and will be used as a key text in graduate courses, where it will help fill a large void. My own copy is already heavily bookmarked, and will be a constant source of research ideas and lecture material." (Environmental Conservation)

Companion Website:

A companion website with downloadable figures is available at www.wiley.com/go/vanandel/restorationecology

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Setting the Scene

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    2. Chapter 2

      Unifying Concepts (pages 9–22)

      Jelte van Andel, Ab P. Grootjans and James Aronson

  2. Part 2: Ecological Foundations

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    2. Chapter 5

      Landscape Ecology (pages 45–58)

      Rudy van Diggelen, Richard J. Hobbs and Ladislav Miko

    3. Chapter 7

      Populations: Ecology and Genetics (pages 73–86)

      Arjen Biere, Jelte van Andel and Johan van de Koppel

  3. Part 3: Experiences and Lessons, Biome by Biome

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    2. Chapter 11

      Restoration of Mediterranean-Type Woodlands and Shrublands (pages 130–144)

      V. Ramón Vallejo, Edith B. Allen, James Aronson, Juli G. Pausas, Jordi Cortina and Julio R. Gutierrez

    3. Chapter 14

      Restoration of Dry Grasslands and Heathlands (pages 173–188)

      Jan P. Bakker, Rudy Van Diggelen, Renée M. Bekker and Rob H. Marrs

    4. Chapter 15

      Restoration of Arctic–Alpine Ecosystems (pages 189–202)

      Bernhard Krautzer, Christian Uhlig and Helmut Wittmann

    5. Chapter 16

      Restoration of Mires (pages 203–213)

      Ab P. Grootjans, Rudy Van Diggelen, Hans Joosten and Alfons J. P. Smolders

    6. Chapter 17

      Restoration of Rivers and Floodplains (pages 214–232)

      Jenny Mant, Andrew B. Gill, Martin Janes and Di Hammond

    7. Chapter 18

      Restoration of Freshwater Lakes (pages 233–247)

      Ramesh D. Gulati, L. Miguel Dionisio Pires and Ellen van Donk

  4. Part 4: Restoring to the Future

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    2. Chapter 20

      Biological Invasions, Resilience and Restoration (pages 265–280)

      Mirijam Gaertner, Patricia M. Holmes and David M. Richardson

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