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By Donald A. Falk, Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, Richard J. Hobbs

Foundations of recovery Ecology advances the technological know-how in the back of thepractice of restoring ecosystems whereas exploring ways that restorationecology can tell easy ecological questions. It offers the firstcomprehensive review of the theoretical foundations of restorationecology, and is a must have quantity for someone serious about restorationresearch, instructing, or perform.

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Levels corresponding to the 90% and 95% probabilities of all common alleles are indicated with horizontal lines (right figure). from one another, so more populations need to be sampled to capture the maximum total diversity. When GST is low, populations are relatively similar, so sampling from only a few will capture most of the diversity that exists. Beyond these general patterns, and given the great variability within and among organisms, there are few absolute rules for the number of populations to be sampled that apply to all taxa of restoration interest.

Hence, maximizing the diversity of the original source collection within an ecologically meaningful portion of the species range is a critical consideration in restoration. A variety of guidelines have been developed for sampling wild populations of plants and animals for breeding and reintroduction (CPC 1991; Guerrant 1992; BGCI 1994; Guerrant 1996; IUCN/SSC 1998; Guerrant et al. 2004; Rogers and Montalvo 2004). These and other collecting guidelines vary in their purposes and conclusions; some focus on seed collection for long-term banking, while others address the needs of plant material for reintroduction of populations or restoration of habitats.

These sampling strategies represent a minimum collection, however, and the restorationist must also take into consideration the viability of field-collected material through to the stage of reintroduction (see below). For species that are locally rare, large seed collections may not be advised if they would potentially interfere with the dynamics of the source population. Perhaps the most important insight from population genetics with regard to restoration sampling strategies, however, is the influence of ecological and life-history variation on the distribution of genetic diversity within and among populations (Hamrick and Godt 1996; Lockwood et al.

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