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Allison, Stuart K.

Works: 3 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 676 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QH541.15.R45, 639.9
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Most widely held works by Stuart K Allison
Ecological restoration and environmental change : renewing damaged ecosystems by Stuart K Allison( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is a natural habitat? Who can define what is natural when species and ecosystems constantly change over time, with or without human intervention? When a polluted river or degraded landscape is restored from its damaged state, what is the appropriate outcome? With climate change now threatening greater disruption to the stability of ecosystems, how should restoration ecologists respond? Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change addresses and challenges some of these issues which question the core values of the science and practice of restoration ecology. It analyzes the paradox arising from the desire to produce ecological restorations that fit within an historical ecological context, produce positive environmental benefits and also result in landscapes with social meaning. Traditionally, restorationists often felt that by producing restorations that matched historic ecosystems they were following nature's plans and human agency played only a small part in restoration. But the author shows that in reality the process of restoration has always been defined by human choices. He examines the development of restoration practice, especially in North America, Europe and Australia, in order to describe different models of restoration with respect to balancing ecological benefit and cultural value. He develops ways to balance more actively these differing areas of concern while planning restorations. The book debates in detail how coming global climate change will force us to ask new questions about what we mean by good ecological restoration."--Page 4 of cover
Routledge handbook of ecological and environmental restoration by Stuart K Allison( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Spatial and temporal variability in zooplankton distributions and abundances across the Gulf Stream by Stuart K Allison( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.37 for Ecological ... to 0.72 for Routledge ...)

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