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Repairing Damaged Wildlands : A Process-Orientated, Landscape-Scale Approach - S. Whisenant

Repairing Damaged Wildlands

A Process-Orientated, Landscape-Scale Approach

Hardcover Published: 28th November 1999
ISBN: 9780521470018
Number Of Pages: 328

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The unique approach to ecological restoration described in this book will appeal to anyone interested in improving the ecological conditions, biological diversity, or productivity of damaged wildlands. Using sound ecological principles, the author describes how these ecosystems are stabilized and directed toward realistic management objectives using natural recovery processes rather than expensive subsidies. An initial emphasis on repairing water and nutrient cycles, and increasing energy capture, will initiate and direct positive feedback repair systems that drive continuing autogenic recovery. This strategy is most appropriate where landuse goals call for low-input, sustainable vegetation managed for biological diversity, livestock production, timber production, wildlife habitat, watershed management, or ecosystem services. No other book provides such a comprehensive strategy for the ecological restoration of any wildland ecosystem, making this an invaluable resource for professionals working in the fields of ecological restoration, conservation biology and rangeland management.

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"An impressive command of the literature on this increasingly important subject." Northeastern Naturalist

Wildland degradation and repair
Assessing damage to primary processes
Repairing damaged primary processes
Directing vegetation change
Selecting plant materials
Site preparation and seedbed management
Planning repair programs for wildland landscapes
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ISBN: 9780521470018
ISBN-10: 0521470013
Series: Biological Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainability
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 28th November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.72  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.66