Forest Landscape Restoration

Integrating Natural and Social Sciences

  • John Stanturf
  • David Lamb
  • Palle Madsen

Part of the World Forests book series (WFSE, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Lamb, John Stanturf, Palle Madsen
      Pages 3-23
    3. Chadwick Dearing Oliver, Kristofer Covey, Aaron Hohl, David Larsen, James B. McCarter, Andrew Niccolai et al.
      Pages 39-65
  3. Natural Science Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Gary Bentrup, Mike Dosskey, Gary Wells, Michele Schoeneberger
      Pages 93-109
    3. Michael C. Wimberly, Stephen P. Boyte, Eric J. Gustafson
      Pages 111-128
  4. Social Science Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Catherine Allan, Allan Curtis, Bruce Shindler
      Pages 201-213
    3. Kerrie A. Wilson, Megan Lulow, Jutta Burger, Marissa F. McBride
      Pages 215-231
    4. Ian Convery, Tom Dutson
      Pages 233-250
  5. Integrated Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. R. J. Harper, K. R. J. Smettem, P. V. Townsend, J. R. Bartle, J. F. McGrath
      Pages 275-292
    3. Anthony S. Davis, Douglass F. Jacobs, R. Kasten Dumroese
      Pages 293-308
    4. Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono, Jeffrey Sayer
      Pages 309-323
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-330

About this book


Restoration ecology, as a scientific discipline, developed from practitioners’ efforts to restore degraded land, with interest also coming from applied ecologists attracted by the potential for restoration projects to apply and/or test developing theories on ecosystem development. Since then, forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged as a practical approach to forest restoration particularly in developing countries, where an approach which is both large-scale and focuses on meeting human needs is required.

Yet despite increased investigation into both the biological and social aspects of FLR, there has so far been little success in systematically integrating these two complementary strands. Bringing experts in landscape studies, natural resource management and forest restoration, together with those experienced in conflict management, environmental economics and urban studies, this book bridges that gap to define the nature and potential of FLR as a truly multidisciplinary approach to a global environmental problem.

The book will provide a valuable reference to graduate students and researchers interested in ecological restoration, forest ecology and management, as well as to professionals in environmental restoration, natural resource management, conservation, and environmental policy.


Environmental policy Forest restoration Landscape modelling Multidisciplinary natural resource management Watershed management

Editors and affiliations

  • John Stanturf
    • 1
  • David Lamb
    • 2
  • Palle Madsen
    • 3
  1. 1., Ctr. Forest Disturbance ScienceUS Forest ServiceAthensUSA
  2. 2.Center for Mined Land RehabilitationQueensland UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3., Danish Ctr Forest, Landscape PlanningUniversity of CopenhagenVejleDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5325-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5326-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0427
  • Series Online ISSN 1566-0427
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