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Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration

by Stuart K. (Knox College, Illinois, USA) Allison

Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration Synopsis

Ecological restoration is a rapidly evolving discipline that is engaged with developing both methodologies and strategies for repairing damaged and polluted ecosystems and environments. During the last decade the rapid pace of climate change coupled with continuing habitat destruction and the spread of non-native species to new habitats has forced restoration ecologists to re-evaluate their goals and the methods they use. This comprehensive handbook brings together an internationally respected group of established and rising experts in the field. The book begins with a description of current practices and the state of knowledge in particular areas of restoration, and then identifies new directions that will help the field achieve increasing levels of future success. Part I provides basic background about ecological and environmental restoration. Part II systematically reviews restoration in key ecosystem types located throughout the world. In Part III, management and policy issues are examined in detail, offering the first comprehensive treatment of policy relevance in the field, while Part IV looks to the future. Ultimately, good ecological restoration depends upon a combination of good science, policy, planning and outreach - all issues that are addressed in this unrivalled volume.

Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration Press Reviews

Allison and Murphy have done a great job in bringing together contributions from both leaders in the field and the next generation, and the geographic spread of authors is reflective of the global need for restoration... Excellent, and highly recommended for any library serving an ecological readership. - British Ecological Society Bulletin (December 2017) ... Allison and Murphy's book is aimed at 'surveying current practice and identifying future opportunities and problems that will arise in our rapidly changing world.' The book delivers what it proposed to do. It is a substantial volume [...] and it is quite diverse in the topics. Thus, it gives a broad overview of the issues and approaches that are defining the current practice of ecological restoration. The list of topics is by no means exhaustive, but it is diverse enough to have something for everyone. - Carolina Murcia, Universidad Javeriana-Seccional Cali, Columbia and University of Florida, USA in Restoration Ecology (Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 600-601), May 2018

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138922129
Publication date: 23rd May 2017
Author: Stuart K. (Knox College, Illinois, USA) Allison
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 604 pages
Categories: Conservation of the environment, Biodiversity,

About Stuart K. (Knox College, Illinois, USA) Allison

Stuart K. Allison is the Watson Bartlett Professor of Biology and Conservation, and Director of the Green Oaks Field Study Center at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, USA. He is the author of Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change (Routledge, 2012). Stephen D. Murphy is Professor and Director of the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is the editor-in-chief of Restoration Ecology.

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