Intelligent Tinkering : Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice

Robert J. Cabin 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.   Interweaving entertaining narratives of his own on-the-g...

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Main Author: Cabin, Robert J.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
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
Table of Contents:
  • The Science of Restoration Ecology and the Practice of Ecological Restoration
  • PART 1. Restoring Paradise. 1. Tropical Dry Forests: Land of the Living Dead
  • 2. Let’s See Action! Planning and Implementing a Research and Restoration Program
  • 3. Now What? Responding to Nature’s Response
  • 4. Writing It Up: The Art and Importance of Science Papers
  • 5. Scaling Up: Micro to Macro Science and Practice
  • 6. Shall We Dance? The Trade-Offs of Science-Practice Collaborations and Community-Driven Restoration
  • PART 2. Toward a More Perfect Union. 7. The Science-Practice Gap
  • 8. Bridging the Science-Practice Gap
  • 9. Intelligent Tinkering
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index