Restoring Disturbed Landscapes (Hardcover)
Putting Principles into Practice (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)
Island Press, 9781597265805, 216pp.
Publication Date: November 18, 2010
- an outline of a science-based, ecologically sound approach to restoration
- discussion of the conceptual framework and rigorous principles that underlie the approach
- case studies of two types of restoration projects (restoring mined landscapes and restoring damaged rangelands) that illustrate how the approach, framework, and four key principles for restoring landscapes have been implemented
- a variety of scenarios that represent typical restoration problems and how those problems can be handled
- indicators for monitoring and how landscape function can be tracked and analyzed as part of a comprehensive monitoring program.
About the Author
David Tongway is a soil scientist and landscape ecologist who worked for Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for 38 years. He is an Honorary Fellow at CSIRO’s Gungahlin Laboratory in the Australian Capital Territory.
John Ludwig is a plant and landscape ecologist who worked in the Biology Department, New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces,1969–1985 and for CSIRO, 1985–2007. He is currently an Honorary Fellow at CSIRO’s laboratory in Atherton, Queensland.
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