Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge is an important book for anyone interested in the future of cork oak woodlands, or in the management of cultural landscapes and their associated land-use systems. In a changing world full of risks and surprises, it represents an excellent example of a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to studying, managing, and restoring an ecosystem, and will serve as a guide for other studies of this kind.
James Aronson is a researcher at the Center of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CNRS) in Montpellier, France, and head of the Restoration Ecology group at the Missouri Botanical Garden, USA. Joao S. Pereira is a professor of ecology and president of the Scientific Council of the Technical University of Lisbon. Juli G. Pausas is an ecologist of the Spanish National Research Council (CIDE, CSIC). His research focuses on ecology and evolution of Mediterranean plants.