Restoration Ecology : The New Frontier 2nd edition, Edited by J. Van Andel and J. Aronson
Author
Kanowski, John
Publisher
Ecological Management and Restoration
Publication Year
2014
Body

As a textbook, the volume is well organised, with introductory chapters on the scope and key concepts of restoration ecology, followed by chapters on its ecological foundations – landscape, ecosystem and population ecology, genetics and reintroductions – all part of the intellectual ‘toolkit’ of restoration ecology. These are followed by 11 chapters providing examples of restoration in different biomes, from the tropics to the arctic. While the scope of this section is broader than the first edition, many chapters retain a European focus, with somewhat token references to related ecosystems elsewhere on the planet. The book concludes with chapters on the future of restoration ecology, including an integration of invasion ecology and restoration ecology, a chapter on how restoration should account for evolutionary ecology in the face of a rapidly changing environment and a chapter linking restoration ecology to the broader ambitions of ecological sustainability. The book includes a useful glossary, a detailed reference list and indices of authors and topics.

Language
English
Resource Type
Text
Document Type
Book
Journal Volume
15
Journal Number
1
Journal Name
Ecological Management and Restoration
Keywords
restoration ecology
Europe
USA
Australia
South Africa