Biology Of Disturbed Habitats

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Biology Of Disturbed Habitats Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 334 Illustrations and other contents: Over 100 illustrations ISBN: 9780199575305 Category:

This book provides the first global synthesis of the biology of disturbed habitats and offers readers both the conceptual underpinnings and practical advice required to comprehend and address the unprecedented environmental challenges facing humans.

Paperback. 319pp.


Weight0.59 kg
Walker does an excellent job bringing together the many elements of modern disturbance ecology. * Bulletin of the British Ecological Society * In The Biology of Disturbed Habitats, readers will find a pithy but well-balanced review of the relevant research on ecological theory * Lee E. Frelich, BioScience *

Author Biography

Lawrence R. Walker is a professor of plant ecology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research focuses on the mechanisms that drive plant succession after natural and anthropogenic disturbances including cyclones, volcanoes, landslides, mine tailings, and abandoned roads. These disturbances are located in tropical, temperate, boreal, and arctic biomes. He also studies the management of disturbances through restoration. Walker emphasizes comparisons across environmental gradients and many different types of disturbances, searching for useful generalizations about disturbance ecology, succession, and restoration. He has over 115 scientific publications, including seven books, has won several research awards, is co-editor of a book series, and is an ISI highly cited researcher.