Managing for Healthly Ecosystems (2002), edited by Rapport et al, contains more than 100 peer-reviewed papers on the issues and methods for assessing, monitoring, and managing diversity and its impact on human health in the context of climate change, agroecosystems, restoration of forests, politics, culture, and tradition.

Ecological Methods (2000), by Southwood and Henders, provides a unique synthesis of the methods and techniques available for the study of populations and ecosystems.

Implementing Ecological Integrity Restoring Regional and Global Environmental and Human Health (2000), edited by Crabbe et al, represents a multidisciplinary approach, strongly grounded in ecology, thermodynamics, ethics and complex systems covering a broad international terrain, it documents geographically wide ranging case studies.

Ecosystem Management: Applications for Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Resources (1999), edited by Boyce and Haney, describes recent discoveries in ecosystem sciences and relates those advances in theory and real-world practice sustainable ecosystem management.

Damaged Ecosystems and Restoration (1998), edited by Rana, reviews the different methods and techniques undertaken to restore various damaged ecosystems.

Land Restoration and Reclamation: Principles and Practice (1997), by Harris, provides a coherent and practical framework for the study and practice of land restoration and reclamation including the fundamental workings of the natural environment – how they become degraded and the variety of processes available for reclamation and restoration.

Ecological Design (1995), by Ryn and Cowan, presents and explains a series of design principles that can help build a sustainable world with increased efficiency, fewer toxics, less pollution, and healthier natural systems.

Rehabilitating Damaged Ecosystems (1994), edited by Cairns, provides valuable, reliable data as well as practical methods and techniques for the ongoing fight to protect natural resources and restore damaged ecosystems.

Landscape/Land Management

Ecological Networks and Greenways: Concept, Design, Implementation (2005), edited by Jongman, provides a wealth of information for all those concerned with biodiversity conservation through networks and greenways and their relevance to the planning process, whether researcher, land manager or policy maker.

The Restoration and Management of Derelict Land: Modern Approaches (2003), edited by Wong and Bradshaw, serves as an important reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, professors, decision-makers and engineers in environmental science and management.

Landscape Ecology: A Widening Foundation (2002), by Vittorio, develops the foundation for landscape ecology and in doing so, provides all the diverse applications of the discipline with a solid framework and proposes an effective diagnostic methodology to investigate the ecological state and the pathologies of the landscape.

Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management (2001), edited by Dale and Haueber, applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management; and more importantly, endeavors to promote more ecologically sound approaches to future land use and management decisions.

Repairing Damaged Wildlands: A Process-Oriented, Landscape-Scale Approach (1999), by Whisenant, describes how ecosystems are stabilised and directed toward realistic management objectives using natural recovery processes rather than expensive subsidies.

Landscape Ecological Analysis (1999), edited by Klopatek and Gardner, provides the reader with a current perspective on this rapidly developing science and features contributions by internationally renowned experts in the field that address a broad spectrum of political, theoretical and applied aspects of the subject.

Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology (1998), by Farina, presents landscape ecology as an integrative and transdisciplinary science with a definitive problem-solving orientation toward land use planning and management.

Landscape Restoration Handbook (1995), edited by the US Golf Association, focuses on natural landscaping and ecological restoration techniques that have become standard and successful practice throughout the US.

Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes (1993), edited by Baldwin et al, addresses current ecological issues, from the philosophical to the practical, challenging the idea that preserving nature is the only solution to environmental problems and advocating going beyond preservation to restoration and actual construction of our landscape.


Handbook for Restoring Tidal Wetlands (2000), by Zedler, fills an important gap in current restoration ecology literature providing a broad-based compilation of case studies and principles to guide the management of tidal restoration sites.

Estuary Restoration and Maintenance: The National Estuary Program (1999), by Kennish, examines the work of the National Estuary Program, the prominent federally-funded initiative dealing with pollution and other anthropogenic impacts on estuarine ecosystems and the management plans necessary to ensure that these invaluable natural treasures remain healthy and productive for future generations.

A Case for Wetland Restoration (1999), by Hey and Philippi, presents pragmatic, goal-oriented approach that avoids the polarization that typically characterizes the subject, while offering a wealth of useful technical information.

Wetland Restoration, Flood Pulsing, and Disturbance Dynamics (1999), by Middleton, is concerned with demonstrating the practical implications for wetland restoration and management of the latest ecological theory and research.

Treatment Wetlands (1995), by Kadlec and Knight, examines the planning, design, construction, and operation of wetlands used for water quality treatment including all major wetland configurations, wastewater sources, and combinations of climatic conditions.

Everglades: The Ecosystem and Its Restoration (1994), edited by Davis and Ogden, provides a wealth of previously unpublished information, plus topic syntheses, for a wide range of ecological parameters including the physical driving forces that created and continue to shape the Everglades.


Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs (2005), by Cooke et al, provides comprehensive coverage of the chemical, physical, and biological processes of eutrophication and its control; outlines methods for developing a pre-management and restoration diagnosis-feasibility study; and provides detailed descriptions of scientifically sound management and restoration methods.

The Ecological Bases for Lake and Reservoir Management (1999), edited by Harper et al, is a state-of-the-art review of the range of ecologically-based techniques necessary for the holistic management of lakes and their catchments.


River Basin Restoration and Management (2005), edited by Ostfeld and Tyson, sets out to share experience in the institutional, policy, and public participation elements of restoration programmes, the ’soft’ issues surrounding restoration of a degraded river basin and the development of the river basin plan.

Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems: Ecology, Management, and Restoration (2004), edited by Chambers and Miller, summarizes the current state of knowledge about those areas and provides insights into the use of the information generated by the project for the restoration and management of riparian ecosystems.

Riparian Areas of the Southwestern United States: Hydrology, Ecology, and Management (2003), by Baker et al, offers a holistic overview of the effects of human activity on these fragile but critical ecosystems.

Rehabilitation of Rivers: Principles and Implementation (1999), edited by de Waal et al, covers a wide range of countries, provides comprehensive and integrated coverage of factors concerning river rehabilitation and encompasses policy, planning and implementation.

Restoration of Degraded Rivers: Challenges, Issues and Experiences (1998), Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental Rehabilitation of Large Scale Water Resource Systems, focuses on the central issue of how best to design, manage and operate water control facilities so as to meet ecological and environmental as well as economic objectives.

Restoring Streams in Cities: A Guide for Planners, Policymakers, and Citizens (1998), by Riley, presents viable alternatives to traditional practices that can be used both to repair existing ecological damage and to prevent such damage from happening.

Watershed Restoration: Principles and Practices (1997), edited by Williams et al, provides an in-depth understanding of the principles of watershed restoration, how to build partnerships for a restoration program, practices and strategies for achieving restoration, what works and what doesn’t, and what is in store for the future.


Forest Restoration in Landscapes: Beyond Planting Trees (2005), edited by Mansourian et al, represents the collective body of knowledge and experience of WWF and its many partners which serves as a first stop for practitioners and researchers in any organization or region and as a key reference on the subject.

Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests (2004), edited by Stanturf and Madsen, presents the best practices for fostering increased sustainability, enhancing biodiversity, and repairing ecosystem functions in one comprehensive volume.

Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests (2003), edited by Friederici, brings together practitioners and thinkers from a variety of fields—including forestry, biology, philosophy, ecology, political science, archaeology, botany, and geography—to synthesize what is known about ecological restoration in ponderosa pine forests.

Whitebark Pine Communities: Ecology and Restoration (2001), edited by Tomback et al, explains how a combination of altered fire regimes and fungal infestation is leading to a rapid decline of this once abundant and ecologically vital species.

The Once and Future Forest: A Guide to Forest Restoration Strategies (1998), by Sauer, is a guidebook for restoring and managing natural landscapes, describing methods of restoring and linking forest fragments to recreate a whole landscape fabric.

Restoration of Forests: Environmental Challenges in Central and Eastern Europe (1997), Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Science and Technology to Save and Better Utilize Central and Eastern Europe’s Forests, presents current information on national and regional issues relating to environmental threats to forest land, focusing on: ecology, environment and science; forest ownership and management; forest product utilization; government and public agency roles.

Tropical Forest Remnants: Ecology, Management, and Conservation of Fragmented Communities (1997), edited by Laurance and Bierregaard, provides the best information available to help us understand, manage, and conserve the remaining fragments from Southeast Asia and Australia to Madagascar and the New World.


European Wet Grasslands: Biodiversity, Management and Restoration (1998), edited by Joyce and Wade, thoroughly examines European perspectives of wet grassland ecology in order to encourage an integrated approach to contemporary issues.

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands (1997), edited by Packard and Mutel, is a hands-on manual that provides a detailed account of what has been learned about the art and science of prairie restoration and the application of that knowledge to restoration projects throughout the world.


Ecological Restoration of Aquatic and Semi-Aquatic Ecosystems in The Netherlands (2003), edited by Nienhuis, presents the state-of-the-art of aquatic and semi-aquatic ecological restoration projects in The Netherlands.


Rewilding North America: A Vision for Conservation in the 21st Century (2004), by Foreman, offers both a vision and a strategy for reconnecting, restoring, and rewilding the North American continent, an essential guidebook for anyone concerned with the future of life on earth.

Wildlife Restoration: Techniques for Habitat Analysis and Animal Monitoring (2002), by Morrison, links restoration ecology and wildlife management in an accessible and comprehensive guide to restoring wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend.

Large Mammal Restoration: Ecological and Sociological Challenges in the 21st Century (2001), edited by Maehr et al, brings together for the first time detailed case studies of those efforts, from restoring elk in Appalachia to returning bison herds to the Great Plains to the much publicized effort to bring back the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park.

Restoration of Endangered Species: Conceptual Issues, Planning and Implementation (1996), edited by Bowles, examines the political, biological and experimental procedures affecting the restoration of natural populations using a range of case studies.

Restoring Diversity: Strategies for Reintroduction of Endangered Plants (1996), edited by Falk et al, is a pathbreaking work that not only unifies concepts in the field of restoration, but also fills significant technical and policy gaps, and provides operational tools for successful restorations.

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