1. Ecological theory and restoration ecology / Margaret A. Palmer, Donald A. Falk and Joy B. Zedler -- 2. Population and ecological genetics in restoration ecology / Donald A. Falk, Christopher M. Richards, Arlee M. Montalvo and Eric E. Knapp -- 3. Ecophysiological constraints on plant responses in a restoration setting / James R. Ehleringer and Darren R. Sandquist -- 4. Implications of population dynamic and metapopulation theory for restoration / Joyce Maschinski -- 5. Restoring ecological communities : from theory to practice / Holly L. Menninger and Margaret A. Palmer -- 6. Evolutionary restoration ecology / Craig A. Stockwell, Michael T. Kinnison and Andrew P. Hendry -- 7. Topographic heterogeneity theory and ecological restoration / Daniel Larkin, Gabrielle Vivian-Smith and Joy B. Zedler -- 8. Food-web approaches in restoration ecology / M. Jake Vander Zanden, Julian D. Olden and Claudio Gratton -- 9. The dynamic nature of ecological systems : multiple states and restoration trajectories / Katharine N. Suding and Katherine L. Gross -- 10. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in restored ecosystems : extracting principles for a synthetic perspective / Shahid Naeem -- 11. A modeling framework for restoration ecology / Dean L. Urban -- 12. Using ecological theory to manage or restore ecosystems affected by invasive plant species / Carla M. D'Antonio and Jeanne C. Chambers -- 13. Statistical issues and study design in ecological restorations : lessons learned from marine reserves / Craig W. Osenberg, Benjamin M. Bolker, Jada-Simone S. White, Colette M. St. Mary and Jeffrey S. Shima -- 14. Ecological restoration from a macroscopic perspective / Brian A. Maurer -- 15. Climate change and paleoecology : new contexts for restoration ecology / Constance I. Millar and Linda B. Brubaker -- 16. Integrating restoration ecology and ecological theory : a synthesis / Donald A. Falk, Margaret A. Palmer and Joy B. Zedler.