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Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture

Marion Hourdequin and David G. Havlick


This book focuses on ecological restoration in landscapes with complex histories: “layered landscapes” shaped by ongoing, reciprocal interaction between humans and nature. These landscapes challenge the identification of predisturbance reference conditions and raise questions about the role of ecological and social histories in restoration. Many layered landscapes—which range from the Scottish Highlands to former military and postindustrial sites—are not only characterized by natural ecosystems worth preserving and restoring, but also embody significant political, social, and cultural historie ... More

Keywords: ecological restoration, layered landscapes, cultural landscapes, postindustrial, complex landscapes, former military sites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190240318
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240318.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marion Hourdequin, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Colorado College

David G. Havlick, editor
Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

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