Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture

When it comes to implementing successful ecological restoration projects, the social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions are often as important as-and sometimes more important than-technical or biophysical knowledge.   Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration takes an interdisciplinary l...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Egan, Dave (Editor), Hjerpe, Evan E. (Editor), Abrams, Jesse (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC Island Press/Center for Resource Economics 2011, 2011
Edition:1st ed. 2011
Series:The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:When it comes to implementing successful ecological restoration projects, the social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions are often as important as-and sometimes more important than-technical or biophysical knowledge.   Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration takes an interdisciplinary look at the myriad human aspects of ecological restoration. In twenty-six chapters written by experts from around the world, it provides practical and theoretical information, analysis, models, and guidelines for optimizing human involvement in restoration projects. Six categories of social activities are examined: collaboration between land manager and stakeholders ecological economics volunteerism and community-based restoration environmental education ecocultural and artistic practices policy and politics For each category, the book offers an introductory theoretical chapter followed by multiple case studies, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of the category and provides a perspective from within a unique social/political/cultural setting.    Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration delves into the often-neglected aspects of ecological restoration that ultimately make the difference between projects that are successfully executed and maintaned with the support of informed, engaged citizens, and those that are unable to advance past the conceptual stage due to misunderstandings or apathy. The lessons contained will be valuable to restoration veterans and greenhorns alike, scholars and students in a range of fields, and individuals who care about restoring their local lands and waters
Physical Description:XX, 412 p online resource
ISBN:9781610910392