The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration

Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration

Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture

Editors: Egan, Dave, Hjerpe, Evan E., Abrams, Jesse (Eds.)

  • Book offers examples of importance of “human dimensions” to effective restoration projects that can be used in promotion materials
  • Lead editor is well-known in the restoration field, he has been a member of SER since the early days of the organization
  • The book sheds new light on ways to solve problems that restoration practitioners face frequently: how to integrate human values into restoration projects and how to increase the understanding of ecological restoration among the general public
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About this book

When it comes to implementing successful ecological restoration projects, the social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions are often as important as-and sometimes more important than-technical or biophysical knowledge.
 
Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration takes an interdisciplinary look at the myriad human aspects of ecological restoration. In twenty-six chapters written by experts from around the world, it provides practical and theoretical information, analysis, models, and guidelines for optimizing human involvement in restoration projects. Six categories of social activities are examined:

    • collaboration between land manager and stakeholders
    • ecological economics
    • volunteerism and community-based restoration
    • environmental education
    • ecocultural and artistic practices
    • policy and politics
For each category, the book offers an introductory theoretical chapter followed by multiple case studies, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of the category and provides a perspective from within a unique social/political/cultural setting. 
 
Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration delves into the often-neglected aspects of ecological restoration that ultimately make the difference between projects that are successfully executed and maintaned with the support of informed, engaged citizens, and those that are unable to advance past the conceptual stage due to misunderstandings or apathy. The lessons contained will be valuable to restoration veterans and greenhorns alike, scholars and students in a range of fields, and individuals who care about restoring their local lands and waters.

About the authors

Dave Egan has been involved in ecological restoration for twenty-five years, including editing the journal Ecological Restoration and the book The Historical Ecology Handbook. Evan E. Hjerpe, Ph.D., works for The Wilderness Society in Anchorage, Alaska, as an ecological economist with an emphasis on forest management. Jesse Abrams, Ph.D., is a natural resource sociologist with expertise in collaborative and community-based restoration activities.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Why People Matter in Ecological Restoration

    Egan, Dave (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Restoration and Stewardship Volunteerism

    Lee, Marty (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • From Adversity to Diversity: The Cape Florida Project

    Westervelt, Kellie

    Pages 39-50

  • Restoring Coasts and Connections on a Southern Australian Coastline

    Fox, Matthew

    Pages 51-61

  • Inclusive Urban Ecological Restoration in Toronto, Canada

    Newman, Allegra

    Pages 63-75

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration
Book Subtitle
Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture
Editors
  • Dave Egan
  • Evan E. Hjerpe
  • Jesse Abrams
Series Title
The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-039-2
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-039-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 412
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