Clewell, A.F. and J. Aronson
This book offers for the first time a unified vision of ecological restoration as a field of study, one that clearly states the discipline’s precepts and emphasizes issues of importance to those involved at all levels. In a lively, personal fashion, the authors discuss scientific and practical aspects of the field as well as the human needs and values that motivate practitioners. The book: 1) identifies fundamental concepts upon which restoration is based, 2) considers the principles of restoration practice, 3) explores the diverse values that are fulfilled with the restoration of ecosystems, and 4) reviews the structure of restoration practice, including the various contexts for restoration work, the professional development of its practitioners, and the relationships of restoration with allied fields and activities.
Ecological Restoration Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession