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Restoring Disturbed Landscapes

Putting Principles into Practice

  • Authors
  • David J. Tongway
  • John A. Ludwig
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. A Function-Based Approach to Restoring Disturbed Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 7-17
    3. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 19-26
  3. Case Studies on Restoring Landscapes: Mine Sites and Rangelands

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 29-44
    3. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 45-61
  4. Scenarios for Restoring Landscapes:Mine Sites, Rangelands, Farmlands, and Roadsides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-64
    2. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 65-73
    3. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 75-86
    4. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 87-96
    5. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 97-106
    6. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 107-116
    7. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 117-128
    8. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 129-135
  5. Monitoring Indicators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 145-150
    3. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 151-156
    4. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 157-162
    5. David J. Tongway, John A. Ludwig
      Pages 163-165
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-189

About this book

Introduction

Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is a hands-on guide for individuals and groups seeking to improve the functional capacity of landscapes. The book presents a five-step, adaptive procedure for restoring landscapes that is supported by proven principles and concepts of ecological science.

Written by restoration experts with a wealth of experience teaching restoration principles and techniques to practitioners and would-be practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, the book offers:

  • an outline of a science-based, ecologically sound approach to restoration
  • discussion of the conceptual framework and rigorous principles that underlie the approach
  • case studies of two types of restoration projects (restoring mined landscapes and restoring damaged rangelands) that illustrate how the approach, framework, and four key principles for restoring landscapes have been implemented
  • a variety of scenarios that represent typical restoration problems and how those problems can be handled
  • indicators for monitoring and how landscape function can be tracked and analyzed as part of a comprehensive monitoring program.
Abundantly illustrated with photos and figures that clearly explain concepts outlined in the book, Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is an engaging and accessible work designed specifically for restoration practitioners with limited training or experience in the field. It tells restorationists where to start, what information they need to acquire, and how to apply this information to their specific situations.

Keywords

(Dys)functional landscape (Landscape) restoration Disturbed landscape Landscape function analysis Restoration practitioner

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