Prairies are among the most severely degraded ecosystems on the North American continent, with virtually no original prairie land extant in a pristine state. Because of the amount and severity of environmental damage visited upon them, prairies have become a proving ground for the fledgling craft of ecological restoration.The restoration of ecosystems is a practical science, with little theoretical knowledge available to guide the work of practitioners. Information is acquired primarily through an arduous process of trial and error, and the need for sharing information is immense. The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is thus an essential contribution to the literature.The book 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. Chapters provide guidance on all aspects of the restoration process, from conceptualization and planning, to execution and monitoring. Chapters cover: conserving biodiversity restoring populations of rare plants plowing and seeding obtaining and processing seeds conducting burns controlling invasive plants animal populations monitoring vegetation and more Other resources include a key to restoration options that provides detailed instructions for specific types of projects and a comprehensive glossary of restoration terms. Appendixes present hard-to-find data on plants and animals of the prairies, seed collection dates, propagation methods, sources of seeds and equipment, and more.The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is a state-of-the-art compendium that can serve a vital role as a sort of "parts catalog and repair manual" for the tallgrass prairies and oak openings of the Midwest. Written by those whose primary work is actually the making of prairies, it explores a myriad of restoration philosophies and techniques and is an essential resource for anyone working to nurture our once-vibrant native landscapes to a state of health.
For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands
Author: William R. Jordan
Publisher: Island Press
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.
Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
Author: Vicky M. Temperton,Richard J. Hobbs,Tim Nuttle,Stefan Halle
Publisher: Island Press
Author: Jason M. Greenlee
Der 2. Band des in Fachkreisen hoch geschätzten, vierbändigen Nachschlagewerkes "Ökologie der Erde" informiert nachhaltig (und weit über Detailwissen hinausgehend) über die Feuchttropen, Savanen und Wüstengebieten der Erde. Die einheitliche Gliederung der Ökosysteme nach - Klima, Böden; - Produzenten, Konsumenten, Destruenten; - Ökosystemprozesse; - Oro- und Pedobiome; - Zono-Ökotone (Übergangsräume); - Hinweisen zum Einfluss des Menschen. erleichtert den direkten Vergleich und bietet Wissenschaftlern solide aufbereitetes Datenmaterial , das eine profunde Analyse der behandelten Ökosysteme erlaubt. Die 3. Auflage enthält zahlreiche neue Fotos, Grafiken und Tabellen und zeichnet sich durch eine intensive Auswertung neuester Forschungsergebnisse aus.
Spezielle Ökologie der Tropischen und Subtropischen Zonen
Author: Heinrich Walter
Author: Sigfrid Ingrisch,Günter Köhler
eine Liebeserklärung an die Wunder der Natur
Author: Edward O. Wilson
Ausflüge zu den Schauplätzen ihrer Romane
Author: Kim Wilson