Restoration efforts in the Columbia River Basina vast and diverse landscape experiencing warming waters, less snowpack, and greater fluctuations in precipitationmay offer answers to some of these questions. Shana Hirsch tells the story of restoration science in the basin, surveying its past and detailing the work of today’s salmon habitat restoration efforts. Her analysis offers critical insight into scientific practices, emerging approaches and ways of thinking, the incorporation of future climate change scenarios into planning, and the ultimate transformationor adaptationof the science of ecological restoration. For scientists and environmental managers around the globe, Anticipating Future Environments will shed light on how to more effectively cope with climate change.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations xi
Introduction: No Small Task 3
1 A Science for the Columbia River Basin 38
2 River Restoration in the Columbia River Basin 62
3 The Work of Restoration in a Changing Climate 88
4 Emergence: Making Room for the River to Breathe 104
5 Acclimation: Rethinking Monitoring for the Future 123
6 Anticipation: Imagining a Future 146
Conclusions: Environmental Imaginaries and River Futures 166
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An engaging and accessible analysis that should be of interest not just to restoration ecologists, but to all environmental scientists seeking to respond to our climate emergency.
An important early intervention in our understanding of how climate change affects restoration practice and environmental management globally.
In this hard look at how to restore an ecosystem that is changing our from under you, Hirsch reinforces the message that good science is not enough.