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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


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


Applying Soil Ecological Knowledge to Restore Ecosystem Services

Sara G. Baer, Liam Heneghan, and Valerie T. Eviner

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Ecological restoration is human-facilitated improvement of a degraded environment. This chapter synthesizes the relevance of soil ecological knowledge to restoration along a continuum of ecosystem ... More


Novel ecosystems: Can’t we just pretend they’re not there?

Richard J. Hobbs

in Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808978
eISBN:
9780191846687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter relates the story of the development of recent ideas relating to ecosystems that are greatly modified by environmental and biological changes. Originally such ecosystems were given ... More


Why Is Biodiversity Important?

Ilkka Hanski

in Messages from Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406305
eISBN:
9780226406589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406589.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the importance of biodiversity by focusing on the case of collared lemmings in Greenland. In 1996, the author of this book was in Greenland to witness unstable Arctic ... More


Hierarchy Theory in the Anthropocene: Biocultural Homogenization, Urban Ecosystems, and Other Emerging Dynamics

Michael L. McKinney

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

While the increasingly large global impacts of humanity on the biosphere are often referred to as the “Great Acceleration,” it is perhaps more informative to call them the “Great Blending,” as this ... More


Managing biological invasions in the Anthropocene

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson

in Invasion Dynamics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198745334
eISBN:
9780191807046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745334.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This final chapter looks at the future of invasion science and the management of invaded socio-ecological systems in the Anthropocene. Key aspects from previous chapters are reviewed, invasion ... More


Alternative Futures for Suisun Marsh

Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, Peggy L. Fiedler, and Teejay A. O'Rear

in Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276086
eISBN:
9780520957329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276086.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The long history of change in Suisun Marsh is reviewed as the basis for future management, followed by assessments of likely changes to terrestrial and aquatic habitats if present trends continue. ... More


Biological invasions in the Cape Floristic Region: history, current patterns, impacts, and management challenges

John R. Wilson, Mirijam Gaertner, Charles L. Griffiths, Ian Kotzé, David C. Le Maitre, Sean M. Marr, Mike D. Picker, Dian Spear, Louise Stafford, David M. Richardson, Brian W. van Wilgen, and Andrew Wannenburgh

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Cape Floristic Region (CFR) is the most invaded terrestrial area in South Africa in terms of the conspicuous prominence of (mainly woody) invasive plants, the area invaded as surveyed, and the ... More


Changes Over Time

Peter A. Gell, Marie-Elodie Perga, and C. Max Finlayson

in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766384
eISBN:
9780191820908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766384.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Freshwater systems are continuously shaped by cyclical and directional forces of change, whether they be natural or anthropogenic. Beyond gradual transitions disturbances can reset their internal ... More


Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, and Peggy L. Fiedler (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276086
eISBN:
9780520957329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276086.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Suisun Marsh is the largest tidal wetland in California and a major component of the San Francisco Estuary. It is a refuge for native plants and animals and is major area of “open space” in an ... More


The role of multifunctional landscapes in primate conservation

Erik Meijaard

in An Introduction to Primate Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198703389
eISBN:
9780191824067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses some of the underlying theoretical and practical issues of managing threatened species in multifunctional landscapes, including the as yet unanswered question over whether ... More


Conservation bias: What have we learned?

Brian Silliman and Stephanie Wear

in Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808978
eISBN:
9780191846687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Conservation science is unique among scientific disciplines in that it was founded on a set of normative principles. The often dogmatic adherence to these principles has made conservation science ... More


Introduction

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

in Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces San Cristóbal Island, and specifically the village of El Progreso, which occupies a Zone of Special Use inside the Galápagos National Park. It outlines various problems faced ... More


Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands explores human history in the Galápagos Islands, which is today one of the world’s premier nature attractions. From its early beginnings, ... More


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