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Restoration ecology and sustainable development

Author: Krystyna M Urbanska; Nigel R Webb; Peter John Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge (UK) : Cambridge University Press, 1999, cop. 1997.
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Details the scientific basis for the reconstruction of damaged ecosystems.


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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Krystyna M Urbanska; Nigel R Webb; Peter John Edwards
ISBN: 0521581605 9780521581608
OCLC Number: 468687366
Notes: Publ. à partir des actes du congrès : "International conference on restoration ecology", Zurich, mars 1996.
Bibliogr. en fin de chap. Index.
Description: XV-397 p. : ill. en noir et en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword Pehr Enckell; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Why restoration? Krystyna M. Urbanska, Nigel R. Webb and Peter J. Edwards; 2. What do we mean by restoration? Anthony D. Bradshaw; Part I. Ecological Basis of Restoration: 3. Restoration as an ecosystem process: implications of the modern ecological paradigm V. Thomas Parker and Steward T. A. Pickett; 4. Importance of soil ecology in restoration science A. D. Bradshaw; 5. Soil microorganisms, mycorrhiza and restoration ecology Kurt Haselwandter; 6. Safe sites - interface of plant population ecology and restoration ecology Krystyna M. Urbanska; 7. The role of plant-animal mutualism in the design and restoration of natural communities Steven N. Handel; 8. The development of criteria for ecological restoration Nigel R. Webb; Part II. The Implementation and Assessment of Restoration Schemes: 9. Restoring alpine ecosystems in the United States: environmental constraints, disturbance characteristics and restoration success Jeanne C. Chambers; 10. Restoration of eroded areas in Iceland Sigurdur H. Marnusson; 11. Invertebrates assist the restoration process: an Australian perspective Jonathan D. Majer; 12. Terrestrial arthropods as ecological indicators of habitat restoration in southwestern North America K. S. Williams; 13. Tidal wetland restoration and creation along the east coast of North America William A. Niering; 14. Options for restoration and management of coastal salt marshes in Europe Jan P. Bakker, Peter Esselink, Rene van der Wal and Kees S. Dijkema; Part III. Ecological Restoration, Economics and Sustainability: 15. Ecological engineering and sustainable development Peter J. Edwards, and Cyrus Abivardi; 16. Ecological restoration - the magnitude of the challenge: an outsider's view Michael Clark; Part IV. Conclusions: 17. Restoration ecology: science, technology and society Peter J. Edwards, Nigel R. Webb, Krystyna M. Urbanska and Reinhard Bornkamm; Taxonomic index; Subject index.
Responsibility: ed. by Krystyna M. Urbanska, Nigel R. Webb, and Peter J. Edwards.


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