Table of contents
About this book
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.