Peterson, C.H. and R.T. Kneib
Restoration ecology and conservation biology share the broad goal of managing human impacts on natural resources and ecosystems. Although seminal books on the 2 disciplines appeared almost simultaneously, subsequent conceptual growth in conservation biology has exceeded that of restoration ecology. Consequently, technical restoration activity in both terrestrial and marine environments has progressed faster than the fundamental conceptual support for it. A major goal of this Theme Section is to expose to wide review the conceptual bases for various types of restoration projects so as to stimulate further growth of the ecological theory required to advance and improve restoration practices.
Marine Ecology Progress Series