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Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration

ISBN: 978-0-471-33264-0
424 pages
September 2003
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Completely updated to keep pace with current technology.
* Provides a firm grounding the fundamentals, theory, and latest techniques.
* Includes completely updated case studies.
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Table of Contents



1. Why Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration.

2. Definitions.

3. Classification of Ecological Engineering.

4. Ecosystms.

5. Ecological Design Principles.


6. Lake and Reservoir Restoration.

7. STream and River Restoration.

8. Wetland Creation and Restoration.

9. Coastal Restoration.

10. Treatment Wetlands.

11. Bioremediation: Restoration of Contaminated Soils.

12. Mine and Disturbed Land Restoration.

13. Ecological Engineering in China.


14. Modeling in Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration.


Organism Index.

Subject Index.

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Author Information

WILLIAM J. MITSCH, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at The Ohio State University in Columbus. He holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at Ohio State. He is founder and Director of the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, a 12-ha wetland research facility at the university. He is founder and Editor in Chief of Ecological Engineering–The Journal of Ecotechnology, is on the editorial board of four other ecological journals, and is coauthor or coeditor of twelve other books, including Wetlands (Wiley).
SVEN ERIK JØRGENSEN, PhD, is Professor of Environmental Chemistry at The Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences and at the Agriculture University of Denmark. He has written and edited fifty books, is a member of the editorial board of eleven journals, and is Editor in Chief of Ecological Modelling. He is also Chairman of ILEC’s (International Lake Environment Committee) scientific committee.
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New to This Edition

  • Completely updated to account for the vast changes that have occurred in research over the past decade, and its effect on practice
  • Now authored -not edited - by the founders and leading authorities on the subject.
  • New edition written as a textbook, including further development of core concepts, providing important background information, and putting the techniques discussed in their proper research and academic context
  • New focus on methodologies instead of case studies: genuine "how-to" guidance supplemented with proven, real-world experience.
  • Provides a firm grounding in the fundamentals, theory, and latest techniques.
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