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Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology : Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice - Vicky M. Temperton

Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology

Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

By: Vicky M. Temperton (Editor), Richard J. Hobbs (Editor), Tim Nuttle (Editor), Stefan Halle (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781559633758
Number Of Pages: 464

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Understanding how ecosystems are assembled -- how the species that make up a particular biological community arrive in an area, survive, and interact with other species -- is key to successfully restoring degraded ecosystems. Yet little attention has been paid to the idea of assembly rules in ecological restoration, in both the scientific literature and in on-the-ground restoration efforts.
Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology, edited by Vicky M. Temperton, Richard J. Hobbs, Tim Nuttle, and Stefan Halle, addresses that shortcoming, offering an introduction, overview, and synthesis of the potential role of assembly rules theory in restoration ecology. It brings together information and ideas relating to ecosystem assembly in a restoration context, and includes material from a wide geographic range and a variety of perspectives.
Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology contributes new knowledge and ideas to the subjects of assembly rules and restoration ecology and represents an important summary of the current status of an emerging field. It combines theoretical and practical aspects of restoration, making it a vital compendium of information and ideas for restoration ecologists, professionals, and practitioners.

Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: Why Assembly Rules Are Important to the Field of Restoration Ecologyp. 1
Assembly Rules and the Search for a Conceptual Framework for Restoration Ecologyp. 9
Advances in Restoration Ecology: Insights from Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystemsp. 10
The Search for Ecological Assembly Rules and Its Relevance to Restoration Ecologyp. 34
Assembly Models and the Practice of Restorationp. 55
Ecological Filters as a Form of Assembly Rulep. 71
Ecological Filters, Thresholds, and Gradients in Resistance to Ecosystem Reassemblyp. 72
The Dynamic Environmental Filter Model: How Do Filtering Effects Change in Assembling Communities after Disturbance?p. 96
Beyond Ecological Filters: Feedback Networks in the Assembly and Restoration of Community Structurep. 115
Assembly Rules and Community Structurep. 133
Self-Organization of Plankton Communities: A Test of Freshwater Restorationp. 134
Functional Group Interaction Patterns Across Trophic Levels in a Regenerating and a Seminatural Grasslandp. 156
Structure, Dynamics, and Restoration of Plant Communities: Do Arbuscular Mycorrhizae Matter?p. 189
Modeling of Plant Community Assembly in Relation to Deterministic and Stochastic Processesp. 230
Application of Stable Nitrogen Isotopes to Investigate Food-Web Development in Regenerating Ecosystemsp. 245
Assembly Rules in Severely Disturbed Environmentsp. 265
The Roles of Seed Dispersal Ability and Seedling Salt Tolerance in Community Assembly of a Severely Degraded Sitep. 266
Order of Arrival and Availability of Safe Sites: An Example of Their Importance for Plant Community Assembly in Stressed Ecosystemsp. 285
Are Assembly Rules Apparent in the Regeneration of a Former Uranium Mining Site?p. 305
The Role of Nutrients and the Importance of Function in the Assembly of Ecosystemsp. 325
Disturbance and Assemblyp. 341
Disturbance, Succession, and Community Assembly in Terrestrial Plant Communitiesp. 342
Disturbance, Assembly Rules, and Benthic Communities in Running Waters: A Review and Some Implications for Restoration Projectsp. 367
How Structure Controls Assembly in the Hyporheic Zone of Rivers and Streams: Colmation as a Disturbancep. 389
Synthesisp. 409
Assembly Rules and Ecosystem Restoration: Where to from Here?p. 410
About the Contributorsp. 423
Indexp. 429
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ISBN: 9781559633758
ISBN-10: 1559633751
Series: Society for Ecological Restoration International
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64