Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction to Restoration and Foundational Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, Donald A. Falk
      Pages 3-26
    3. Katharine Suding, Erica Spotswood, Dylan Chapple, Erin Beller, Katherine Gross
      Pages 27-56
    4. Jean Paul Metzger, Pedro H. S. Brancalion
      Pages 90-120
  3. Ecological Theory and the Restoration of Populations and Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Christopher M. Richards, Donald A. Falk, Arlee M. Montalvo
      Pages 123-152
    3. Sarah Kimball, Jennifer L. Funk, Darren R. Sandquist, James R. Ehleringer
      Pages 153-181
    4. Joyce Maschinski, Pedro F. Quintana-Ascencio
      Pages 182-215
    5. Carla M. D’Antonio, Elizabeth August-Schmidt, Barbara Fernandez-Going
      Pages 216-244
    6. Vicky M. Temperton, Annett Baasch, Philipp von Gillhaussen, Anita Kirmer
      Pages 245-270
    7. Daniel J. Larkin, Gregory L. Bruland, Joy B. Zedler
      Pages 271-300
    8. M. Jake Vander Zanden, Julian D. Olden, Claudio Gratton, Tyler D. Tunney
      Pages 301-329
  4. Ecosystem Processes and Restoration Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. David Moreno-Mateos, Margaret A. Palmer
      Pages 395-423
  5. The Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Restoration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. Craig A. Stockwell, Michael T. Kinnison, Andrew P. Hendry, Jill A. Hamilton
      Pages 427-454
    3. Andrew J. Dennhardt, Margaret E. K. Evans, Andrea Dechner, Lindsay E. F. Hunt, Brian A. Maurer
      Pages 455-483
  6. Synthesis and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 515-515
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 533-550

About this book


The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate change and other pressures on the natural world. Foundational theory is a critical component of the underlying science, providing valuable insights into restoring ecological systems effectively and understanding why some efforts to restore systems can fail. In turn, on-the-ground restoration projects can help to guide and refine theory, advancing the field and providing new ideas and innovations for practical application.
This second edition63, 63, 0.85098); font-family: Verdana, "Verdana Ref", Corbel, "Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Sans", "DejaVu Sans", "Bitstream Vera Sans", "Liberation Sans", sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"> provides the latest emerging theories and ideas in the science of restoration ecology. Fully one-third longer than the first edition and comprehensive in scope, it has been dramatically updated to reflect new research. Included are new sections devoted to concepts critical to all restoration projects as well as restoration of specific ecosystem processes, including hydrology, nutrient dynamics, and carbon.  Also new to this edition are case studies that describe real-life restoration scenarios in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. They highlight supporting theory for restoration application and other details important for assessing the degree of success of restoration projects in a variety of contexts. Lists at the end of each chapter summarize new theory introduced in that chapter and its practical application.

Written by acclaimed researchers in the field, this book provides practitioners as well as graduate and undergraduate students with a solid grounding in the newest advances in ecological science and theory.


ecological restoration ecological systems restoration application ecological science and theory Foundational theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret A. Palmer
    • 1
  • Joy B. Zedler
    • 2
  • Donald A. Falk
    • 3
  1. 1.National Socio Environmental Synthesis CenterAnnapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  3. 3.University of Arizona School Natural Resources and EnvironmentTucsonUSA

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