This book gives a broad coverage of modern restoration and the management needed after restoration. It deals with relevant topics such as restoration ecology; restoration planning; ecological and ecotoxicological risk assessment; management and adaptive management; restoration in the broader context of sustainable development; as well as case studies and examples related to the Asian region. Major emphasis is placed on the Asian region, but the techniques described in the book can also be applied to other regions. It concludes with an important overview of the steps that must be taken in the management of any project.The Restoration and Management of Derelict Land serves as an important reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, professors, decision-makers and engineers in environmental science and management.
Basic principles: health risk assessment, J.C. Ng; physical limitations, L.C. Bell; problems of toxicities, Z.H. Ye; the significance of microbes, A.G. Khan. Practical techniques: remediation of chemical limitations, L.C. Bell; the development of nitrogen capital, A.D. Bradshaw; the handling of microbes, A.G. Khan; modern approaches to landfills, N.M. Dickinson. Present situations: ecosystem degradation and restoration ecology in China, H. Ren and S.L. Peng; reclamation after tin mining land in Malaysia, C.P. Lee and E.B. Yeap; metal mine tailings in China, L. Gao; control of land degradation in Sri Lanka, R.B. Mapa. A framework for the process of rehabilitation and restoration of degraded land. (Part contents)