Springer Series on Environmental Management

Linking Restoration and Ecological Succession

Editors: Walker, Lawrence R., Walker, Joe, Hobbs, Richard J. (Eds.)

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About this book

While studies of restoration and ecological succession have been published independently, there is much overlap between these approaches that has not been adequately explored. Linking Restoration and Ecological Succession integrates practical information from restoration projects around the world with the latest developments in successional theory.

This innovative book recognizes the critical roles of disturbance ecology, landscape ecology, ecological assembly, invasion biology, ecosystem health, and historical ecology in habitat restoration and argues that restoration within a successional context will best utilize the lessons from each of these disciplines.

To successfully restore an ecosystem that needs minimal care, the temporal dynamics of successional processes must be considered. By re-examining restoration in the light of succession, the authors hope to encourage the development of new approaches to the practice of restoration supported by solid ecological principles.

About the Editors:

Dr. Lawrence R. Walker is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. Dr. Joe Walker is Honorary Research Fellow at CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia. Dr. Richard J. Hobbs is Professor of Environmental Science at the School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Linking restoration and ecological succession successfully convinces the reader that the concepts and theories of succession should be considered in restoration science and during the planning and implementation of restoration projects. … Overall, the book is a nice contribution to restoration sciences. … I would consider this text relevant to all restoration practitioners and restoration scientists should have a copy of the book sitting on the shelf for reference." (Randy Kolka, Ecology, Vol. 89 (3), 2008)

"The present book tries to examine the ties between theory and practice of succession and restoration in more depth. The book is divided into eight chapters. Each chapter starts with three to four key points summarizing its objectives. … I would highly recommend this book for introductory reading on the subject. … provide good input papers into seminars on Ecological Restoration at the Masters and Ph.D. level." (Gerhard Wiegleb, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 9, 2008)

“It provides excellent and personal views on restoration and succession from twenty expert authors from all over the world. The book was a valuable opportunity to compare individual approaches in a limited space. … Beginners or readers not familiar with restoration or succession will of course receive a short introduction to succession and restoration background, and their history and common concepts.” (Jan Pergl, Folia Geobotanica, Vol. 44, 2009)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Forging a New Alliance Between Succession and Restoration

    Walker, Lawrence R. R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Insights Gained from Succession for the Restoration of Landscape Structure and Function

    Moral, Roger del (et al.)

    Pages 19-44

  • Aboveground-Belowground Linkages, Ecosystem Development, and Ecosystem Restoration

    Wardle, David A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-68

  • Retrogressive Succession and Restoration on Old Landscapes

    Walker, Joe (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

  • Succession and Restoration of Drained Fens: Perspectives from Northwestern Europe

    Schrautzer, Joachim (et al.)

    Pages 90-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Linking Restoration and Ecological Succession
Editors
  • Lawrence R. Walker
  • Joe Walker
  • Richard J. Hobbs
Series Title
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35303-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-35303-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-35302-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2249-6
Series ISSN
0172-6161
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 188
Topics