2. Unifying Concepts

  1. Jelte van Andel2 and
  2. James Aronson3
  1. Jelte van Andel2,
  2. Ab P. Grootjans1 and
  3. James Aronson3

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch2

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

van Andel, J., Grootjans, A. P. and Aronson, J. (2012) Unifying Concepts, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 3

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Groningen, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, the Netherlands; and Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute of Water and Wetland Research (IWWR), P.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, the Netherlands

  2. 2

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  3. 3

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130

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Keywords:

  • restoration ecology, an applied natural science;
  • ecosystem functioning, services, and role of biodiversity;
  • reference ecosystems, as models or targets;
  • restoring entire ecosystems;
  • ecological restoration, restoring degraded ecosystems;
  • reintroducing species, ‘restoring’ abiotic environments;
  • assisting ecosystem recovery;
  • ecological rehabilitation, in improving ecosystems;
  • restoration, not a full return to ‘pre-disturbance’ conditions;
  • rehabilitated sites, and reference systems;
  • bringing the site, sustainable for people

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Inter– and Transdisciplinarity

  • Landscapes

  • Ecosystems

  • Biodiversity

  • Challenges