Handbook of Ecological Restoration

Volume 1 , Principles of Restoration

Handbook of Ecological Restoration

This two-volume handbook is a comprehensive account of the rapidly emerging and vibrant science of the ecological restoration of habitats and species. Ecological restoration aims to achieve complete structural, functional, self-maintaining biological integrity following disturbance. In practice, any theoretical model is modified by a number of economic, social, and ecological constraints. Consequently, material that might be considered as rehabilitation, enhancement, re-construction, or re-creation is also included. Principles of Restoration defines the underlying principles of restoration ecology in relation to manipulations and management of the biological, geophysical, and chemical framework.


"Comprehensive and current, this volume covers the science behind restoration of degraded ecosystems." Northeastern Naturalist