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Old fields : dynamics and restoration of abandoned farmland

Author: Viki A Cramer; R J Hobbs; Society for Ecological Restoration International.
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, ©2007.
Series: The science and practice of ecological restoration.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viki A Cramer; R J Hobbs; Society for Ecological Restoration International.
ISBN: 9781597260749 1597260746 9781597260756 1597260754
OCLC Number: 1084278890
Notes: "Society for Ecological Restoration International."
Description: ix, 334 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Why old fields? : the socioeconomic and ecological causes and consequences of land abandonment / Richard J. Hobbs and Viki A. Cramer --
pt. 1. Old fields and the development of ecological concepts --
2. Old field succession : development of concepts / Richard J. Hobbs and Lawrence R. Walker --
3. Old fields as complex systems : new concepts for describing the dynamics of abandoned farmland / Viki A. Cramer --
pt. 2. Case studies from around the world --
4. Implications of land use history for natural forest regeneration and restoration strategies in Puerto Rico / Jess K. Zimmerman, T. Mitchell Aide, and Ariel E. Lugo --
5. Processes affecting succession in old fields of Brazilian Amazonia / Gislene Ganade --
6. Old field vegetation succession in the neotropics / Karen D. Holl --
7. Patterns and processes of old field reforestation in Australian rain forest landscapes / Peter D. Erskine, Carla P. Catterall, David Lamb, and John Kanowski --
8. Succession on the Piedmont of New Jersey and its implications for ecological restoration / Scott J. Meiners, Mary L. Cadenasso, and Steward T.A. Pickett --
9. Succession and restoration in Michigan old field communities / Katherine L. Gross and Sarah M. Emery --
10. Old field succession in central Europe : local and regional patterns / Karel Prach, Jan Lepš, and Marcel Rejmánek --
11. Dynamics and restoration of abandoned farmland and other old fields in southern France / Pascal Marty, James Aronson, and Jacques Lepart --
12. Land abandonment and old field dynamics in Greece / Vasilios P. Papanastasis --
13. Old field dynamics on the dry side of the Mediterranean Basin : patterns and processes in semiarid southeast Spain / Andreu Bonet and Juli G. Pausas --
14. Restoration of old fields in Renosterveld : a case study in a Mediterranean-type shrubland of South Africa / Cornelia B. Krug and Rainer M. Krug --
15. Prospects for the recovery of native vegetation in western Australian old fields / Viki A. Cramer, Rachel J. Standish, and Richard J. Hobbs --
pt. 3. Synthesis : old field dynamics and restoration --
16. Old field dynamics : regional and local differences, and lessons for ecology and restoration / Richard J. Hobbs and Viki A. Cramer.
Series Title: The science and practice of ecological restoration.
Responsibility: edited by Viki A. Cramer and Richard J. Hobbs.
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