The reconstruction of fragmented ecosystems: global and regional perspectives

D. A. Saunders, R. J. Hobbs, P. R. Ehrlich

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Abstract

This volume arises from a workshop held in Tammin, Western Australia, in October 1991, jointly organised by CSIRO, the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University and the Tammin Land Conservation District Committee. The book is divided into 28, separately-authored chapters in three main sections. Firstly, global perspectives, covering: social constraints on restoration ecology (RE); global co-operation and ecosystem restoration; RE and climatic change; human responses to global problems; and how global change will impact on restoration projects. The second section examines regional and local perspectives: ecosystem fragmentation - a review; edge effects and restoration; importance of corridors; climatic considerations in reserve design and RE: the role of remnants; ecology and stress - a population genetics perspective; Australian biodiversity loss; patchiness; Florida ecosystem fragmentation; and management implications of restructuring fragmented landscapes. The third section reviews "solutions' including: restoration - function or diversity?; restoring natural communities on agricultural land; a restoration strategy for the Western Australian wheatbelt; and the role of self-help groups in restoring degraded farmland. -S.R.Harris

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe reconstruction of fragmented ecosystems
Subtitle of host publicationglobal and regional perspectives
PublisherSurrey Beatty and Sons Pty Ltd
ISBN (Print)0949324507, 9780949324504
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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