Using Ecosystem Engineers to Restore Ecological Systems (2006), by Byers et al, presents a conceptual framework that shows how consideration of ecosystem engineers can be used to assess the likelihood of restoration of a system to a desired state.

Ecological Restoration: Guidance from Theory (2005), by Zedler, provides guidance for improving the restoration process and encouraging experimental design sites.

On the Cusp of Restoration: Science and Society (2005), by Turner, argues that the most desirable outcome is to fairly weigh all relevant ideas during decision-making without confusing accuracy and clarity with consensus or deliberative inclusivity.

The Two-Culture Problem: Ecological Restoration and the Integration of Knowledge (2005), by Higgs, maintains that a broader approach to restoration requires respect for other kinds of knowledge than science.

The Ecology of Restoration: Historical Links, Emerging Issues and Unexplored Realms (2005), by Young, Petersen and Clary, argue that there is considerable room for greater integration between academic scientists and restoration practitioners.

Ecological Restoration: A Theoretical Approach to the History of a Technoscience (2005), by Tomblin (2005), outlines a theoretical framework to provide a more fine-grained context specific historical analysis of ecological restoration projects.

Alternative States and Positive Feedbacks in Restoration Ecology (2004), by Suding et al, addresses predictive tools and a broader conceptual framework to guide the restoration of degraded land.

Restoration Ecology: The Long and Winding Road Back to Nature (2003), by Banks, discusses a new approach to managing natural resources has emerged and is fast becoming a pervasive environmental movement: restoration ecology.

Theories for Ecological Restoration in Changing Environment: Toward Futuristic Restoration (2003), by Choi, calls for a shift in the restoration paradigm from historic to futuristic, dynamic with multiple trajectories within a landscape approach.

Different Means, Shared Ends: Environmental Restoration and Restoration Ecology (2000), by Sweeney, demonstrates that restoration can plausibly rest as much on our social traditions as they do on scientific theory.

Restoring the Health and Wealth of Ecosystems (2000), by Hobbs, explores the meaning of a healthy and wealthy ecosystem, the developments in restoration ecology, and examples from Western Australia.

Defining the Limits of Restoration: The Need for Realistic Goals (2000), by Ehrenfeld, discusses the diverse roots of restoration ecology and shows how the complex lineages within the field have led to diverse and divergent sets of goals.

Ecological Theory and Community Restoration Ecology (1997), by Palmer, argues that not only will the practice of restoration benefit from an increased focus on theory, but basic research in community ecology will also benefit.

What Practitioners Need from Restoration Ecologists (1997) by Clewell and Rieger, attempts to bridge the gulf between theory and practice.

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