Foundations of restoration ecology: Second edition

Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, Donald A. Falk

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This second edition provides the latest emerging theories and ideas in the science of restoration ecology. Fully one-third longer than the first edition and comprehensive in scope, it has been dramatically updated to reflect new research. Included are new sections devoted to concepts critical to all restoration projects as well as restoration of specific ecosystem processes, including hydrology, nutrient dynamics, and carbon. Also new to this edition are case studies that describe real-life restoration scenarios in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. They highlight supporting theory for restoration application and other details important for assessing the degree of success of restoration projects in a variety of contexts. Lists at the end of each chapter summarize new theory introduced in that chapter and its practical application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Number of pages550
ISBN (Electronic)9781610916981
ISBN (Print)9781610916967
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Aquatic ecosystem restoration
  • Assembly
  • Assembly theory
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity
  • Carbon and energy flows
  • Climate change
  • Climate variability
  • Ecological dynamics
  • Ecological genetics
  • Ecological restoration
  • Ecological structure
  • Ecological theory
  • Ecosystem degradation
  • Ecosystem functions
  • Ecosystem processes
  • Evolutionary restoration ecology
  • Food webs
  • Heterogeneity
  • Heterogeneity theory
  • Hydrology
  • Invasive species
  • Island Press
  • Land degradation
  • Landscape ecology
  • Macroecology
  • Nutrients
  • Population genetics
  • Populations
  • Practice
  • Resilience
  • Restoration ecology
  • Soil
  • Theory
  • Water cycle
  • Watersheds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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