Perrow, M.R. and A.J. Davy (eds.)
The two volumes of this handbook provide a comprehensive account of the emerging and vibrant science of the ecological restoration of both habitats and species. Ecological restoration aims to achieve complete structural and 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. Volume 1 defines the underlying principles of restoration ecology, in relation to manipulations and management of the biological, geophysical and chemical framework.
Handbook of Ecological Restoration