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Making Amends with the Past: Ecological Restoration and Public Lands

Robert B. Keiter

in Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses attempts of ecological restoration on public lands. Ecological restoration is a key component of ecosystem management and an essential element in any meaningful biodiversity ... More


Restoring Earth, Restored to Earth: Toward an Ethic for Reinhabiting Place

Daniel T. Spencer

in Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227457
eISBN:
9780823236626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227457.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Ecological restoration has grown rapidly in the past twenty years as a science, a philosophy, and an ethic. As a philosophically grounded ethic, restoration sees nature ... More


Historical Information for Ecological Restoration in Estuaries and Coastal Ecosystems

Keryn B. Gedan, Denise L. Breitburg, Robin M. Grossinger, and Torben C. Rick

in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276949
eISBN:
9780520959606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276949.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The appropriate role of historical information in ecosystem restoration is a topic of debate within restoration ecology, as the discipline and the practice of restoration adapt to keep up with the ... More


Ecological Restoration and Experimental Learning

Matthias Gross

in Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013482
eISBN:
9780262265911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013482.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter explores how ecological restoration and experimental learning can help to address ignorance and surprise, and examines these issues through the example of the restoration of the Chicago ... More


Global Warming and Virtues of Ecological Restoration

Ronald Sandler

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines the implications of global warming for virtues associated with ecological restoration and assisted recovery, and identifies the implications for the substantive content of ... More


History, Novelty, and Virtue in Ecological Restoration

Eric Higgs

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter suggests that historical fidelity or historicity is a new virtue appropriate to a rapidly changing nature, and also discusses the concept of ecological restoration and the emergence of ... More


Real Restoration?

David G. Havlick

in Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Ecological restoration is premised upon the idea of improving the environment where it has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. These projects often face technical and financial challenges, but ... More


Ecological Restoration

Elizabeth P. McCann and Tania M. Schusler

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0027
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter looks at ecological restoration efforts that include an educational purpose, otherwise known as “restoration-based education.” Restoration-based education occurs over time and consists ... More


Nature by Design

Eric Higgs

in Technology and the Good Life?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter shows that as we practice ecological restoration, even wild places like the Canadian Rockies force us to give up modernist assumptions about nature. However, attempting to practice ... More


Toward a New Order: Ecosystems and Democracy

Robert B. Keiter

in Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter explains why conservation policy should focus not only on restoration and innovation but also on the ethics and the whole world around man, discussing lessons learnt from the Quincy ... More


Tropical Reforestation Pathways

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on approaches to active reforestation or ecological restoration in the tropics, including three case studies. Active reforestation involves deliberate human intervention aimed at ... More


Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Predictions about global climate change have produced both stark scenarios of environmental catastrophe and purportedly pragmatic ideas about adaptation. This book takes a different perspective, ... More


Planning for the future

Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen, and R. Brandon Pratt

in The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198739135
eISBN:
9780191802218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739135.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mediterranean-type climate (MTC) regions are highlighted in several global analyses of conservation risk and priorities. These regions have undergone high levels of habitat conversion and yet of all ... More


Introduction: Adapting Humanity

Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Various human activities such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels for energy have significant impacts on global climate conditions. International efforts at climate change mitigation are ... More


Bunkers, Bats, and Base Closures

David G. Havlick

in Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Since the 1980s, a series of military base closures in the United States has generated opportunities for new kinds of land use across vast areas of land. Many of these sites are now managed as ... More


Keeping Faith with Nature

Robert B. Keiter

in Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092738
eISBN:
9780300128277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on the relationship between science and human values in public land policy. It discusses the science–values conflict that has its origins in the early twentieth-century ... More


New Nature Narratives: Landscape Hermeneutics and Environmental Ethics

Martin Drenthen

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this essay, the author provides building blocks for a reconciliation of the ethical care for heritage protection and nature restoration ethics. It introduces a hermeneutic landscape philosophy ... More


Riparian Restoration in the Context of Tamarix Control

Patrick B. Shafroth, David M. Merritt, Mark K. Briggs, Vanessa B. Beauchamp, Kenneth D. Lair, Michael L. Scott, and Anna Sher

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the restoration of riparian systems in the context of Tamarix control—that is, Tamarix-dominated sites are converted to a replacement vegetation type that achieves specific ... More


Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

David G. Havlick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In recent decades, hundreds of millions of acres of militarized landscapes around the world have transitioned to new purposes of wildlife conservation. These land use changes offer valuable ... More


Introduction: Ecological Restoration and Layered Landscapes

Marion Hourdequin and David G. Havlick

in Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190240318
eISBN:
9780190240349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240318.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter introduces the concept of layered landscapes and describes the challenges and opportunities these landscapes raise for ecological restoration. In particular, it is argued that the ... More


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