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Main Title Ecological Restoration Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession / [electronic resource] :
Author Clewell, Andre F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Aronson, James.
Publisher Island Press/Center for Resource Economics : Imprint: Island Press,
Year Published 2013
Call Number GE1-350
ISBN 9781597263238
Subjects Environmental sciences ; Science (General) ; Applied Ecology ; Environmental management
Internet Access
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Edition Second Edition.
Collation XXIV, 303 p. 78 illus. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
About the society for ecological restoration -- List of virtual field trips -- Foreword; Paddy Woodworth -- Preface -- Part I. Why We Restore. 1. Overview -- 2. Values and Ecological Restoration -- 3. Disturbance and Impairment. Disturbance -- Part II. What We Restore. 4. Recovery -- 5. Ecological Attributes of Restored Ecosystems -- 6. Semicultural Landscapes and Ecosystems -- Part III. How We Restore. 7. Ecological References -- 8. Approaches to Restoration -- 9. Project Planning and Evaluation. Guidelines for Restoration -- Part IV. Ecological Restoration as a Profession. 10. Relationship of Restoration to Related Fields -- 11. Projects and the Professional -- 12. Moving Restoration Forward-Together -- Glossary -- References cited -- About the authors and collaborators -- Index. 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 restorationists to highly trained academic scientists and professional consultants. This book offers a comprehensive and coherent account of the field for everyone who initiates, finances, designs, administers, issues government permits for, manages, and implements ecological restoration projects, and all those who serve in supportive roles. Originally published in 2007, this revised and reorganized edition brings the book up to date with new developments and current trends in the field. In a lively, personal fashion, the authors discuss scientific and practical aspects of the field as well as the human needs and values that motivate practitioners. The book - identifies fundamental concepts upon which restoration is based - considers the principles of restoration practice - explores the diverse values that are fulfilled with the restoration of ecosystems - reviews the structure of restoration practice, including the various contexts for restoration work, the professional development of its practitioners, and the relationships of restoration with allied fields and activities. The book also includes case studies and Virtual Field Trips around the world that illustrate points made in the book with on-the-ground information from those who were intimately involved with the projects described. Throughout, ecological restoration is conceived as a holistic endeavor, one that addresses issues of ecological degradation, biodiversity loss, personal engagement, and sustainability science simultaneously, and draws upon cultural resources and local skills and knowledge in restoration work.