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Description - Handbook of Ecological Restoration: Volume 2, Restoration in Practice by Martin R. Perrow

The two volumes of this handbook provide a comprehensive account of the emerging and vibrant science of the ecological restoration of both habitats and species. Ecological restoration aims to achieve complete structural and functional, self-maintaining biological integrity following disturbance. In practice, any theoretical model is modified by a number of economic, social and ecological constraints. Consequently, material that might be considered as rehabilitation, enhancement, reconstruction or re-creation is also included. Restoration in Practice provides details of state-of-the-art restoration practice in a range of biomes within terrestrial and aquatic (marine, coastal and freshwater) ecosystems. Policy and legislative issues on all continents are also outlined and discussed. The accompanying volume, Principles of Restoration defines the underlying principles of restoration ecology. The Handbook of Ecological Restoration will be an invaluable resource to anyone concerned with the restoration, rehabilitation, enhancement or creation of habitats in aquatic or terrestrial systems, throughout the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521047753
ISBN-10: 0521047757
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 189mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin R. Perrow

Martin R. Perrow is an ecological consultant at ECON, an organisation that he founded in 1990 to bridge the gap between consultancy and research. He specialises in the restoration and rehabilitation of aquatic habitats, and is a leading exponent of biomanipulation. In addition to presenting his work to the scientific community, Martin has endeavoured to communicate his findings to the general public, through appearances on television, radio and contributions to newspapers and magazines. Martin has travelled extensively, leading eco-tours, and is an award winning natural history photographer. Anthony (Tony) Davy is Head of Population and Conservation Biology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, where he has taught and researched a wide variety of topics in ecology and plant biology. His research interests include genetic variation and the evolutionary and physiological responses of plants to their environments. Tony is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Ecology, Associate Editor of the Biological Flora of the British Isles, and was the Honorary Meetings Secretary of the British Ecological Society for a number of years.