Built on a strong foundation in restoration ecology, this unique handbook provides practitioners, academics, and managers with vital tools needed to plan for ecosystem conservation, to restore degraded ecosystems, to make cost-effective restoration decisions, and to understand important legal issues. Rehabilitation of Damaged Ecosystems, Second Edition boasts three completely new chapters and five major chapter revisions. Coastal wetlands restoration, watershed rehabilitation and management, mined land reclamation, revegetation of disturbed ecosystems, and river and stream restoration are only a few of the critical topics explored in this timely reference handbook.
This Second Edition provides valuable, reliable data as well as practical methods and techniques for the ongoing fight to protect natural resources and restore damaged ecosystems.
Table of Contents
Restoration Ecology: Protecting Our National and Global Life Support Systems, J. Cairns, Jr.
Decision Analysis: An Integrated Approach to Ecosystem Exploitation and Rehabilitation Decisions, L.A. Maguire
Making Watershed Restoration Happen: What Does Economics Offer?, L.A. Shabman
Principles and Guidelines for Restoration of River/Floodplain Ecosystems - Kissimmee River, Florida, L.A. Toth
Salt Marsh Restoration: Lessons from California, J.B. Zedler
Mitigation Banks: A Strategy for Sustainable Ecosystem Function, D.E. Willard and J. Klarquist
Restoration and Management of Ecosystems for Nature Conservation in Germany, D. Bruns and S. Gilcher
Alternative Endpoints for Reclamation, A.D. Bradshaw
Improving Coal Surface Mine Reclamation in the Central Appalachian Region, W.L. Daniels and C.E. Zipper
Nuclear Winter: Is Rehabilitation Possible?, A.H. Ehrlich
River and Stream Restoration, J.A. Gore, F.L. Bryant, and D.J. Crawford
Political and Social Factors in the Patuxent River Cleanup Agreement, P.N. Klose, E.L. Rich, and P. Schneider
Re-Creation of Ecosystems at Mount St. Helens: Contrasts in Artificial and Natural Approaches, J.F. Franklin, P.M. Frenzen, and F.J. Swanson
Insect Pests and Plant Stress as Considerations for Revegetation of Disturbed Ecosystems, S.M. Louda
Variation in Undisturbed Plant and Animal Populations and Its Implications for Studies of Recovering Ecosystems, D.W. Inouye
Restoration Ecology: A Synthetic Approach to Ecological Research, W.R. Jordan III
Abandoned Mines in Illinois and North Dakota: Toward an Understanding of Revegetation Problems, C. Grunwald, L.R. Iverson, and D.B. Szafoni