A Synthetic Approach to Ecological Research
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Restoration Ecology by William R. Jordan
Book DescriptionAlthough interest in ecological restoration has grown rapidly in recent years, restoration efforts have been highly empirical and have therefore been of only marginal interest to theoretical ecologists concerned with the structure and dynamics of communities. The ability to reassemble a community or ecosystem and to make it function properly actually represents a critical test of ecological understanding in the most fundamental sense. It is this idea of restoration as a technique - and even a paradigm - for ecological studies, leading in turn to improved restoration methods, that is the subject of this book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521337281
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Aug-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William R. Jordan
Sunflower Forest, Paperback (February 2012)
Ecological restoration, the attempt to guide damaged ecosystems back to a previous, usually healthier or more natural, condition, is one of the most promising approaches to conservation. This book explores the promise of restoration, both as a way of reversing environmental damage and as a context for negotiating our relationship with nature.
Making Nature Whole, Paperback (July 2011)» View all books by William R. Jordan
Presents a history of the field of ecological restoration as it has developed over the three decades. This title explores the development of the field and its importance to environmental management as well as to the larger environmental movement and our understanding of the world.
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