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Preface. Nature Conservation Series. By D. A. Saunders and I. E. Beatty ..v Preface. By D. A. Saunders, RKJ. Hobbs and P. K Ehrlich .ix-xi List of Colour Plates .xiv GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES 1. The scale of the human enterprise. By P. REhrlich .. 3-8 2. Social constraints on restoration ecology. By G. C. Daily .. 9-16 3. Global co-operation and ecosystem restoration. By A. H. Ehrlich .. 17-25 4. Restoration ecology and climatic change. By A. R Main .27-32 5. Some human responses to global problems. By E. C. Lefroy and R.J. Hobbs .33-39 6. Discussion report: how global change will impact on restoration projects. By PR J. Hobbs andS.A.Scougall .... 41-42 REGIONAL AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVES 7. What do we presently understand about ecosystem fragmentation? By Y. Haila, D. A. Saunders and R J. Hobbs 45-55 8. Habitat edges and restoration: methods for quantifying edge effects and predicting the results of restoration efforts. By T. D. Sisk and C. R Margules ...... .. 57-69 9. Corridors in restoration of fragmented landscapes. By G. Merriam and D. A. Saunders 71-87 10. Climatic considerations in reserve design and ecological restoration. By S. B. Weiss and D. D. Murphy. 89-107 11. Contrasting roles of remnants in old and newly impacted landscapes: lessons for ecosystem reconstruction. By P. Angelstam and G. W. Arnold ...... 109-25 12. Restoration ecology and invasions. By R J. Hobbs and H. A. Mooney .. .. 127-33 13. Ecology and stress from a population genetics perspective. By M. W. Feldman .. 135-40 14. The loss of biodiversity and landscape restoration: conservation, management, survival. An Australian perspective. By H. F. Recher . ........... 141-51 15. The role of patchiness in reconstructed wheatbelt landscapes. By R. J. Lambeck and D. A. Saunders 153-61 16. Edge effects in grazed and ungrazed Western Australian wheatbelt remnants in relation to ecosystem reconstruction. By S. A Scougall,J. D. Majer and RJ. Hobbs ........ 163-78 17. Effects of fragmentation on some Florida ecosystems, and how to redress them. ByD. Simberloff .179-87 18. Discussion report: management implications of restructuring a fragmented landscape. By A. R. Main and R J. Lambeck .189-90 SOLUTIONS: MAKING RESTORATION ECOLOGY WORK 19. Ecological restoration: replenishing our national and global ecological capital. ByJ. CairnsJr. 193-208 20. Restoration of function or diversity? By. K Armstrong ..209-14 21. What information do primary producers need from ecologists? By D. Couper 215-23 22. Restoring seemingly natural communities on agricultural land. By G. Fry and R. Main .. 225-41 23. Reconciling agriculture and nature conservation: toward a restoration strategy for the Western Australian wheatbelt. By E. C. Lefroy, R. J. Hobbs and M. Scheltema .. .... 243-57 24. The recognition and implementation of landscape management objectives for agriculture in the UK By B. H. Green .259-66 25. Special people, a special animal and a special vision: the first steps to restoring a fragmented tropical landscape. By F. H.J. Crome andJ. Bentrupperbilumer .. 267-79 26. Landcare groups in Western Australia: the role of self help groups in restoring degraded farmland. By K F. Goss andJ. Chatfield ...... 281-93 27. Communication: how can ecologists get their message out? P. R Ehrlich ..295-301 CONCLUSION 28. Reconstruction of fragmented ecosystems: problems and possibilities. By D. A Saunders, J. Hobbs and P. REhrlich .305-13 Index . . 315-26