A Goal-Oriented Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration

  • John Stanturf
  • Palle Madsen
  • David Lamb

Part of the World Forests book series (WFSE, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Setting Goals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rob J. J. Hendriks, René G. A. Boot, Wim de Haas, Herman J. F. Savenije
      Pages 21-40
    3. Ulfah J. Siregar, Iskandar Z. Siregar, S. Wilarso Budi, Yulius Hero, Didik Suharjito, Hardjanto
      Pages 41-62
  3. Restoring Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Weimin Xi, Huaxing Bi, Binghui He
      Pages 65-92
    3. Xuemei Han, Chadwick Dearing Oliver, Jianping Ge, Qingxi Guo, Xiaojun Kou
      Pages 93-128
    4. Stephen Elliott, Cherdsak Kuaraksa, Panitnard Tunjai, Tiderach Toktang, Kunakorn Boonsai, Sudarat Sangkum et al.
      Pages 149-161
    5. Ross J. Phillips, Thomas A. Waldrop, Patrick H. Brose, Geoff G. Wang
      Pages 187-219
  4. Restoring Ecological Functioning and Livelihoods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Weimin Xi, John D. Waldron, David M. Cairns, Charles W. Lafon, Andrew G. Birt, Maria D. Tchakerian et al.
      Pages 321-354
    3. Magnus Löf, Jörg Brunet, Thomas Hickler, Maria Birkedal, Anna Jensen
      Pages 373-391
    4. Francine M. R. Hughes, Marta González del Tánago, J. Owen Mountford
      Pages 393-422
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 465-474

About this book


While restoration ecology has traditionally aimed to re-create some putative more ‘natural’ ecological state, forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged over the last decade as an approach aimed more at restoring natural functions, while focusing on meeting human needs.

With a view to exploring the practical potential of this approach, this book draws together a team of experts from the natural and social sciences to discuss its success so far in addressing critical issues such as biodiversity, ecological function, and human livelihoods. Applying principles of landscape ecology, restoration ecology, planning theory and conflict management, the book presents a series of case studies which document the approach, and discusses how the approach can help with priority setting for the future.

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.


Biodiversity conservation Ecological functions Forest ecology Natural resource management Restoration ecology

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5337-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5338-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0427
  • Series Online ISSN 1566-0427
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