Recovery and Restoration on Seabird Islands

Holly P. Jones*, David R. Towns, Thomas W. Bodey, Colin Miskelly, Julie C. Ellis, Mark J. Rauzon, Stephen W. Kress, Matthew W. McKown

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This chapter demonstrates solutions to damages done to island ecosystems. It cites David Cameron Duffy's 1994 study where he observed that feral animals, diseases, and forest destruction had greatly modified island ecosystems that most were unrecognizable. It highlights how most island management projects focus only on the restoration of single or multiple species, rather than whole communities or ecosystems. It covers examples that span the entire range of ecosystem damage, from partially to wholly modified, and illustrate successes of the entire range of restoration levels ranging from single species to entire ecosystems. It also looks into the development of ecosystem recovery and restoration efforts by describing past accounts such as in the Nonsuch Island in the Caribbean by David Wingate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeabird Islands
Subtitle of host publicationEcology, Invasion, and Restoration
EditorsChrista PH Mulder, Wendy B Anderson, David R Towns, Peter J Bellingham
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN (Electronic)9780190267803
ISBN (Print)9780199735693
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2011


  • Caribbean
  • David cameron duffy
  • David wingate
  • Ecosystem damage
  • Island ecosystems
  • Island management project
  • Nonsuch island


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