For the third reading this Friday, please read:
Chazdon, RL; Harvey, CA; Komar, O; et al. Beyond Reserves: A Research Agenda for Conserving Biodiversity in Human-modified Tropical Landscapes BIOTROPICA, 41 (2): 142-153 MAR 2009
Also remember to take a look at the Wikipedia entry for restoration ecology.
Thanks, and see you on Friday, Katie