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by Richard J. Hobbs,Viki A. Cramer
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  • Author:
    Richard J. Hobbs,Viki A. Cramer
  • ISBN:
    1597260754
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    978-1597260756
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    Island Press; 1 edition (October 12, 2007)
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    352 pages
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Old Fields: Dynamics and Restoration of Abandoned Farmland (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series). Viki A. Cramer, Richard J. Hobbs. Download (pdf, . 9 Mb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

Old Fields: Dynamics and. has been added to your Cart. Excellent source on the successional dynamics of old fields from around the world. It is not entirely comprehensive, but does provide recent case studies from each of the major regions of the world. I would have preferred some more from America's midwest (personal bias), as even the authors recognize this as one of the most studied regions in terms of old fields, but still find case studies from other regions perfectly relevant and applicable. One person found this helpful.

Old Field Dynamics and Restoration. Cramer is an ecologist in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University in Western Australia, where she teaches environmental restoration

Old Field Dynamics and Restoration. Cramer is an ecologist in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University in Western Australia, where she teaches environmental restoration. Библиографические данные. Old Fields: Dynamics and Restoration of Abandoned Farmland The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series.

Society for Ecological Restoration International, Island Press, 2007, 352 pp, Paperback, Illus . Authors and affiliations.

Authors and affiliations. First Online: 22 November 2009. Crop and grazing lands can be abandoned for ecological reasons (loss of productivity), or economic reasons (change in the economy of a region). Even the perception of the subsequent changes is in large part cultural. In Europe, with a long history of agriculture, abandonment is frequently seen as the loss of important species-rich ecosystems, while in North America abandonment is perceived as allowing the land to return to the natural state.

Complete restoration is not possible, but saving a few well-selected species is a feasible goal

Complete restoration is not possible, but saving a few well-selected species is a feasible goal. With reduced runoff inevitable, the only sustainable long-term options are policy change, agricultural reform and controlling growth in the Southwest. In Europe, economic appraisals of flood management projects, generally Cost-Benefit Analysis, become a commonly used decision tool. At the same time, new flood management policies that may have strong impacts on farms, are promoted, . floodplain restoration and vulnerability mitigation. Since damage must be estimated to estimate the benefits in a CBA, flood damage estimation on agricultural.

Land abandonment is increasing as human influence on the globe intensifies and. It represents an important contribution to the development of theory on old field dynamics and the practice of ecological restoration on abandoned farmland, and the broader implications of old field dynamics to ecology and restoration.

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Old Fields: Dynamics and Restoration of Abandoned Farmland. Old Fields is the first book to draw together studies on old fields from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It represents an important contribution to the developmof theory on old field dynamics and the practice of ecological restoration on abandoned farmland, and the broader implications of old field dynamics to ecology and restoration. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Why Old Fields?

The book gives readers a broad understanding of why agricultural land is abandoned, the factors that determine the ecological recovery of old fields, and how this understanding contributes to theoretical and applied ecology

Land abandonment is increasing as human influence on the globe intensifies and various ecological, social, and economic factors conspire to force the cessation of agriculture and other forms of land management. The “old fields” that result from abandonment have been the subject of much study, yet few attempts have been made to examine the larger questions raised by old field dynamics.   Old Fields brings together leading experts from around the world to synthesize past and current work on old fields, providing an up-to-date perspective on the ecological dynamics of abandoned land. The book gives readers a broad understanding of why agricultural land is abandoned, the factors that determine the ecological recovery of old fields, and how this understanding contributes to theoretical and applied ecology.   Twelve case studies from diverse geographical and climatic areas—including Australian rainforest, Brazilian Amazonia, New Jersey piedmont, and South African renosterveld—offer a global perspective on the causes and results of land abandonment. Concluding chapters consider the similarities and differences among the case studies, examine them in the context of ecological concepts, and discuss their relevance to the growing field of restoration ecology.   Old Fields is the first book to draw together studies on old fields from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It represents an important contribution to the development of theory on old field dynamics and the practice of ecological restoration on abandoned farmland, and the broader implications of old field dynamics to ecology and restoration.