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Rehabilitating Damaged Ecosystems

2nd Edition

Edited by John Cairns, Jr.

CRC Press

448 pages

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Hardback: 9781566700436
pub: 1994-12-27
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Built on a strong foundation in restoration ecology, this unique handbook provides practitioners, academics, and managers with vital tools needed to plan for ecosystem conservation, to restore degraded ecosystems, to make cost-effective restoration decisions, and to understand important legal issues. Rehabilitation of Damaged Ecosystems, Second Edition boasts three completely new chapters and five major chapter revisions. Coastal wetlands restoration, watershed rehabilitation and management, mined land reclamation, revegetation of disturbed ecosystems, and river and stream restoration are only a few of the critical topics explored in this timely reference handbook.

This Second Edition provides valuable, reliable data as well as practical methods and techniques for the ongoing fight to protect natural resources and restore damaged ecosystems.

Table of Contents

Restoration Ecology: Protecting Our National and Global Life Support Systems, J. Cairns, Jr.

Decision Analysis: An Integrated Approach to Ecosystem Exploitation and Rehabilitation Decisions, L.A. Maguire

Making Watershed Restoration Happen: What Does Economics Offer?, L.A. Shabman

Principles and Guidelines for Restoration of River/Floodplain Ecosystems - Kissimmee River, Florida, L.A. Toth

Salt Marsh Restoration: Lessons from California, J.B. Zedler

Mitigation Banks: A Strategy for Sustainable Ecosystem Function, D.E. Willard and J. Klarquist

Restoration and Management of Ecosystems for Nature Conservation in Germany, D. Bruns and S. Gilcher

Alternative Endpoints for Reclamation, A.D. Bradshaw

Improving Coal Surface Mine Reclamation in the Central Appalachian Region, W.L. Daniels and C.E. Zipper

Nuclear Winter: Is Rehabilitation Possible?, A.H. Ehrlich

River and Stream Restoration, J.A. Gore, F.L. Bryant, and D.J. Crawford

Political and Social Factors in the Patuxent River Cleanup Agreement, P.N. Klose, E.L. Rich, and P. Schneider

Re-Creation of Ecosystems at Mount St. Helens: Contrasts in Artificial and Natural Approaches, J.F. Franklin, P.M. Frenzen, and F.J. Swanson

Insect Pests and Plant Stress as Considerations for Revegetation of Disturbed Ecosystems, S.M. Louda

Variation in Undisturbed Plant and Animal Populations and Its Implications for Studies of Recovering Ecosystems, D.W. Inouye

Restoration Ecology: A Synthetic Approach to Ecological Research, W.R. Jordan III

Abandoned Mines in Illinois and North Dakota: Toward an Understanding of Revegetation Problems, C. Grunwald, L.R. Iverson, and D.B. Szafoni


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General