Project Planning & Management for Ecological Restoration

By John Rieger, John Stanley, and Ray Traynor Concern over climate change and the ongoing challenges of managing degraded ecosystems have made the field of ecological restoration a growing focus in the agendas of national and international conservation organizations, including the United Nations… read more


Ecological Restoration, Second Edition: Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession

By Andre F. Clewell and James Aronson Ecological Restoration, Second Edition, published in 2013, offers a comprehensive and coherent account of the field for everyone who initiates, finances, designs, administers, issues government permits for, manages, and implements ecological restoration projects, and all those who serve in supportive roles. Ecological restoration is a rapidly growing … read more


Tidal Marsh Restoration

Edited by Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick Tidal Marsh Restoration provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. The book compiles, synthesizes, and interprets the current state of knowledge on the science and practice of salt marsh restoration, bringing together leaders across a range … read more


Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate

Edited by Joyce Maschinski and Kristin E. Haskins Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate, published in 2012, presents a comprehensive review of reintroduction projects and practices, the circumstances of their successes or failures, lessons learned, and the potential role for reintroductions in preserving species threatened by climate change. The findings culminate in a set of… read more


Restoring Natural Capital: Science, Business, and Practice

Edited by James Aronson, Suzanne J Milton, and James N Blignaut Restoring Natural Capital, published in 2007, brings together economists, ecologists, theoreticians, practitioners, policy makers, and scientists from the developed and developing worlds to consider the costs and benefits of repairing ecosystem goods and services in natural and socio-ecological systems. It examines the business… read more


Foundations of Restoration Ecology

Edited by Donald A. Falk, Margaret A. Palmer, and Joy B. Zedler Foundations of Restoration Ecology, published in 2006, is an important milestone in the field, bringing together leading ecologists to bridge the gap between theory and practice by translating elements of ecological theory and current research themes into a scientific framework for the field of restoration ecology. Each chapter ad… read more


The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook

By Steven Apfelbaum and Alan Haney The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook, published in 2011, is the companion workbook to Steven Apfelbaum’s Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land. This workbook describes more fully the planning tools and techniques outlined in the book and offers a wealth of specific resources… read more


Introduction to Restoration Ecology

By Evelyn A. Howell, John A. Harrington, and Stephen B. Glass Introduction to Restoration Ecology, published in 2011, provides a framework that can be used to guide restoration decisions anywhere on the globe, both now and in the future. The text is organized around a restoration process that has been tested and revised by the authors in their restoration ecology courses taught at… read more


Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems: Ecology, Management, and Restoration

Edited by Jeanne C. Chambers and Jerry R. Miller Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems, published in 2004, presents the approach used by the researchers to study and understand riparian areas in the Great Basin region. It 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… read more


New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration

Edited by Richard J. Hobbs and Katharine N Suding New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration, published in 2008, brings together leading experts from around the world to explore how conceptual models of ecosystem dynamics can be applied to the recovery of degraded systems and how recent advances in our understanding of ecosystem and landscape dynamics can be translated into… read more


Restoring Disturbed Landscapes: Putting Principles Into Practice

By David J. Tongway and John A. Ludwig Restoring Disturbed Landscapes, published in 2010, is a hands-on-guide for individuals and groups seeking to improve the functional capacity of landscapes. The book presents a five-step, adaptive procedure for restoring landscapes that is supported by proven principles and concepts of ecological science. The book is abundantly illustrated … read more


Making Nature Whole: A History of Ecological Restoration

By William R. Jordan III and George M. Lubick Making Nature Whole, published in 2011, presents an in-depth history of the field of ecological restoration as it has developed in the United States over the last three decades. The authors draw from both published and unpublished sources, including archival materials and oral histories from early practitioners, to explore the development of… read more


Ecological Restoration: Principles, Values, & Structure of an Emerging Profession

By Andre F. Clewell and James Aronson Ecological Restoration, published in 2008, offers for the first time a unified vision of ecological restoration as a field of study, one that clearly states the discipline’s precepts and emphasizes issues of importance to those involved at all levels. In an engaging manner, the authors discuss the scientific and practical aspects of the field as well as… read more



The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands

Edited by Stephen Packard and Cornelia F. Mutel The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook, published in 2005, 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… read more



Restoring Wildlife: Ecological Concepts & Practice of Applications

By Michael L. Morrison Restoring Wildlife, published in 2009, gives ecologists, restorationists, administrators, and other professionals involved with restoration projects the tools they need to understand essential ecological concepts, helping them to design restoration projects that can improve conditions for native species of wildlife. It also offers specific guidance and examples… read more



Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration

Edited by Dave Egan, Evan E. Hjerpe, and Jesse Abrams.  Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration, published in 2011, takes an interdisciplinary look at the myriad human aspects of ecological restoration. The book provides practical and theoretical information, analysis, models, and guidelines for optimizing human involvement in restoration projects. Six categories of social activities… read more




Large Scale Ecosystem Restoration: Five Case Studies from the United States

Edited by Mary Doyle and Cynthia A. Drew Large Scale Ecosystem Restoration, published in 2008, presents case studies of five of the most noteworthy large-scale restoration projects in the United States: Chesapeake Bay, The Everglades, California Bay Delta, the Platte River Basin, and the Upper Mississippi River System. These projects embody current efforts to address ecosystem restoration… read more



Ex Situ Plant Conservation: Supporting Species Survival in the Wild

Edited by Edward O. Guerrant JR, Kayri Havens, and Mike Maunder Ex Situ Plant Conservation, published in 2004, is the first book to address integrated plant conservation strategies and to examine the scientific, technical, and strategic bases of the ex situ approach. The book examines where and how ex situ investment can best support in situ conservation. Ex Situ Plant Conservation outlines… read more




Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Edited by Vicky M. Temperton, Richard J Hobbs, Tim Nuttle, and Stefan Halle Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology, published in 2004, offers 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… read more



Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests

Edited by Peter Friederici Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests, published in 2003, 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 the ponderosa pine forests and to consider …




Intelligent Tinkering: Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice

By Robert J Cabin Intelligent Tinkering, published in 2011, uses the restoration of tropical dry forestland in Hawaii as an in-depth case study to investigate the scientific, practical, and philosophical issues associated with performing ecological restoration in the messy real world. Cabin explores the relationship between science and practice in ecological restoration through his entertaining… read more




Old Fields: Dynamics and Restoration of Abandoned Farmland

Edited by Viki A. Cramer and Richard J. Hobbs Old Fields, published in 2011, brings together leading experts from around the world to synthesize past and current work on old fields, providing an up-to-date perspective on the ecological dynamics of abandoned land. The book provides readers with a broad understanding of why agricultural land is abandoned, the factors that determine the ecolological recovery of old fields… read more



Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land

By Steven I. Apfelbaum and Alan Haney Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land, published in 2010, provides a step-by-step process for developing, implementing, monitoring, and refining on-the-ground restoration projects that are applicable to a wide range of landscapes and ecosystems. The first half of the book introduces the process of ecological restoration through specific examples from t… read more



A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration: New Hope for Arid Lands

By David A Bainbridge A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration, published in 2007, is the first book to offer practical, field-tested solutions to the critical problem of dryland degradation and desertification. Author David Bainbridge has spent more than 25 years actively involved in restoring lands across the American Southwest.  This book presents the results of his years of fieldwork… read more


River Futures: An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair

Edited by Gary J. Brierley and Kirstie A Fryirs River Futures, published in 2008, discusses the emergence of this new era of river repair and documents a comprehensive biophysical framework for river science and management. The book considers what can be done to maximize prospects for improving river health while maintaining or enhancing the provision of ecosystem services over the next fifty … read more


Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge: Ecology, Adaptive Management, & Restoration

Edited by James Aronson, João S. Pereira, and Juli G. Pausas Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge, published in 2009, provides a synthesis of the most up-to-date, scientific and practical information on the management of cork oak woodlands across a range of biophysical, historical, and cultural contexts. It also includes sixteen pages of full-color photos that illustrate the tree, pagro-silvopastoral systems, products, resident biodiversity, and… read more


Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia

Edited by Dean Apostol and Marcia Sinclair Restoring the Pacific Northwest, published in 2006, gathers and presents the best examples of state-of-the-art restoration techniques and projects. The Pacific Northwest is a global ecological “hotspot” because of its relatively healthy native ecosystems, a high degree of biodiversity, and the number of restoration initiatives… read more


The Historical Ecology Handbook

Edited by Dave Egan and Evelyn Howell The Historical Ecology Handbook, published in 2001, makes essential connections between past and future ecosystems, bringing together leading experts to offer a much-needed introduction to the field of historical ecology and its practical application by on the ground restorationists. The book starts out with an overview chapter that int