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Restoring disturbed landscapes : putting principles into practice

Author: David J Tongway; John A Ludwig
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2011.
Series: Science and practice of ecological restoration.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is a hands-on guide for individuals and groups seeking to improve the functional capacity of landscapes. The book presents a five-step, adaptive procedure for restoring landscapes that is supported by proven principles and concepts of ecological science.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Tongway; John A Ludwig
ISBN: 9781597265805 1597265802 9781597265812 1597265810
OCLC Number: 496964161
Description: xxi, 189 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I.A Function-Based Approach to Restoring Disturbed Landscapes --
Our Approach to Restoring Disturbed Landscapes: A Five-Step Adaptive Procedure --
A Framework for How Landscapes Function --
Principles for Restoring Landscape Functionality --
Part II. Case Studies on Restoring Landscapes: Mine Sites and Rangelands --
Restoring Mined Landscapes --
Restoring Damaged Rangelands --
Part III. Scenarios for Restoring Landscapes:Mine Sites, Rangelands, Farmlands, and Roadsides --
Restoration of Mine-Site Waste-Rock Dumps --
Restoration of Mine-Site Tailings Storage Facilities --
Restoring Landscapes after Open-Cut Coal Mining --
Restoring Rangelands with an Overabundance of Shrubs --
Renewing Pastureland Functions Using Tree Belts --
Restoration of Former Farmlands Near Urban Developments --
Restoring Verges after Road Construction --
Part IV. Monitoring Indicators --
Landscape Function Analysis: An Overview and Landscape Organization Indicators --
Landscape Function Analysis: Soil-surface Indicators --
Ephemeral Drainage-Line Assessments: Indicators of Stability --
Vegetation Assessments: Structure and Habitat Complexity Indicators --
Reflections on Restoring Landscapes: A Function-Based Adaptive Approach.
Series Title: Science and practice of ecological restoration.
Responsibility: David J. Tongway and John A. Ludwig.

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Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is a hands-on guide for individuals and groups seeking to improve the functional capacity of landscapes. The book presents a five-step, adaptive procedure for restoring landscapes that is supported by proven principles and concepts of ecological science.

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