Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes

Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes
Author: Joshua Millspaugh,Frank R. Thompson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 9780080920160
ISBN 13: 0080920160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A single-resource volume of information on the most current and effective techniques of wildlife modeling, Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes is appropriate for students and researchers alike. The unique blend of conceptual, methodological, and application chapters discusses research, applications and concepts of modeling and presents new ideas and strategies for wildlife habitat models used in conservation planning. The book makes important contributions to wildlife conservation of animals in several ways: (1) it highlights historical and contemporary advancements in the development of wildlife habitat models and their implementation in conservation planning; (2) it provides practical advice for the ecologist conducting such studies; and (3) it supplies directions for future research including new strategies for successful studies. Intended to provide a recipe for successful development of wildlife habitat models and their implementation in conservation planning, the book could be used in studying wildlife habitat models, conservation planning, and management techniques. Additionally it may be a supplemental text in courses dealing with quantitative assessment of wildlife populations. Additionally, the length of the book would be ideal for graduate student seminar course. Using wildlife habitat models in conservation planning is of considerable interest to wildlife biologists. With ever tightening budgets for wildlife research and planning activities, there is a growing need to use computer methods. Use of simulation models represents the single best alternative. However, it is imperative that these techniques be described in a single source. Moreover, biologists should be made aware of alternative modeling techniques. It is also important that practical guidance be provided to biologists along with a demonstration of utility of these procedures. Currently there is little guidance in the wildlife or natural resource planning literature on how best to incorporate wildlife planning activities, particularly community-based approaches. Now is the perfect time for a synthestic publication that clearly outlines the concepts and available methods, and illustrates them. Only single resource book of information not only on various wildlife modeling techniques, but also with practical guidance on the demonstrated utility of each based on real-world conditions. Provides concepts, methods and applications for wildlife ecologists and others within a GIS context. Written by a team of subject-area experts

Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes

Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes
Author: Nitin Patil (Head in Department of Water and Land Management)
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9789384568696
ISBN 13: 9384568694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Spatial Complexity Informatics and Wildlife Conservation

Spatial Complexity  Informatics  and Wildlife Conservation
Author: Samuel A. Cushman,Falk Huettmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2009-12-21
ISBN 10: 9784431877714
ISBN 13: 4431877711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As Earth faces the greatest mass extinction in 65 million years, the present is a moment of tremendous foment and emergence in ecological science. With leaps in advances in ecological research and the technical tools available, scientists face the critical task of challenging policymakers and the public to recognize the urgency of our global crisis. This book focuses directly on the interplay between theory, data, and analytical methodology in the rapidly evolving fields of animal ecology, conservation, and management. The mixture of topics of particular current relevance includes landscape ecology, remote sensing, spatial modeling, geostatistics, genomics, and ecological informatics. The greatest interest to the practicing scientist and graduate student will be the synthesis and integration of these topics to provide a composite view of the emerging field of spatial ecological informatics and its applications in research and management.

Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology

Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology
Author: C. Ashton Drew,Yolanda F. Wiersma,Falk Huettmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN 10: 9781441973900
ISBN 13: 1441973907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Most projects in Landscape Ecology, at some point, define a species-habitat association. These models are inherently spatial, dealing with landscapes and their configurations. Whether coding behavioral rules for dispersal of simulated organisms through simulated landscapes, or designing the sampling extent of field surveys and experiments in real landscapes, landscape ecologists must make assumptions about how organisms experience and utilize the landscape. These convenient working postulates allow modelers to project the model in time and space, yet rarely are they explicitly considered. The early years of landscape ecology necessarily focused on the evolution of effective data sources, metrics, and statistical approaches that could truly capture the spatial and temporal patterns and processes of interest. Now that these tools are well established, we reflect on the ecological theories that underpin the assumptions commonly made during species distribution modeling and mapping. This is crucial for applying models to questions of global sustainability. Due to the inherent use of GIS for much of this kind of research, and as several authors’ research involves the production of multicolored map figures, there would be an 8-page color insert. Additional color figures could be made available through a digital archive, or by cost contributions of the chapter authors. Where applicable, would be relevant chapters’ GIS data and model code available through a digital archive. The practice of data and code sharing is becoming standard in GIS studies, is an inherent method of this book, and will serve to add additional research value to the book for both academic and practitioner audiences.

Forest Landscape Restoration

Forest Landscape Restoration
Author: John Stanturf,David Lamb,Palle Madsen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-11-28
ISBN 10: 9400753268
ISBN 13: 9789400753266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Restoration ecology, as a scientific discipline, developed from practitioners’ efforts to restore degraded land, with interest also coming from applied ecologists attracted by the potential for restoration projects to apply and/or test developing theories on ecosystem development. Since then, forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged as a practical approach to forest restoration particularly in developing countries, where an approach which is both large-scale and focuses on meeting human needs is required. Yet despite increased investigation into both the biological and social aspects of FLR, there has so far been little success in systematically integrating these two complementary strands. Bringing experts in landscape studies, natural resource management and forest restoration, together with those experienced in conflict management, environmental economics and urban studies, this book bridges that gap to define the nature and potential of FLR as a truly multidisciplinary approach to a global environmental problem. The book will provide a valuable reference to graduate students and researchers interested in ecological restoration, forest ecology and management, as well as to professionals in environmental restoration, natural resource management, conservation, and environmental policy.

Large Landscape Conservation

Large Landscape Conservation
Author: Matthew McKinney,Lynn Scarlett,Daniel Kemmis
Publsiher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781558442108
ISBN 13: 1558442103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In response to increasing conservation activity at the large landscape scale, leaders from the public, private, and nongovernmental sectors participated in two national landscape management policy dialogues and many other informal discussions in 2009. Convened by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at The University of Montana, the intent of the dialogues was to synthesize what we know about large landscape conservation and to identify the most important needs as we move forward.

Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation
Author: Christopher A. Lepczyk,Paige S. Warren
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-10-26
ISBN 10: 0520953894
ISBN 13: 9780520953895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Now that more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, the study of birds in urban ecosystems has emerged at the forefront of ornithological research. An international team of leading researchers in urban bird ecology and conservation from across Europe and North America presents the state of this diverse field, addressing classic questions while proposing new directions for further study. Areas of particular focus include the processes underlying patterns of species shifts along urban-rural gradients, the demography of urban birds and the role of citizen science, and human-avian interaction in urban areas. This important reference fills a crucial need for scientists, planners, and managers of urban spaces and all those interested in the study and conservation of birds in the world’s expanding metropolises.

Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations

Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Author: David S. Jachowski,Joshua J. Millspaugh,Paul L. Angermeier,Rob Slotow
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0520960386
ISBN 13: 9780520960381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations provides a practical step-by-step guide to successfully planning, implementing, and evaluating the reestablishment of animal populations in former habitats or their introduction in new environments. In each chapter, experts in reintroduction biology outline a comprehensive synthesis of core concepts, issues, techniques, and perspectives. This manual and reference supports scientists and managers from fisheries and wildlife professions as they plan reintroductions, initiate releases of individuals, and manage restored populations over time. Covering a broad range of taxonomic groups, ecosystems, and global regions, this edited volume is an essential guide for academics, students, and professionals in natural resource management.

Spatial Modeling of Forest Landscape Change

Spatial Modeling of Forest Landscape Change
Author: David J. Mladenoff,William L. Baker
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1999-08-26
ISBN 10: 9780521631228
ISBN 13: 052163122X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Key researchers present newly emerging approaches to computer simulation models of large, forest landscapes.

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
Author: Shane P. Mahoney,Valerius Geist
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 1421432811
ISBN 13: 9781421432816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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At the end of the nineteenth century, North America suffered a catastrophic loss of wildlife driven by unbridled resource extraction, market hunting, and unrelenting subsistence killing. This crisis led powerful political forces in the United States and Canada to collaborate in the hopes of reversing the process, not merely halting the extinctions but returning wildlife to abundance. While there was great understanding of how to manage wildlife in Europe, where wildlife management was an old, mature profession, Continental methods depended on social values often unacceptable to North Americans. Even Canada, a loyal colony of England, abandoned wildlife management as practiced in the mother country and joined forces with like-minded Americans to develop a revolutionary system of wildlife conservation. In time, and surviving the close scrutiny and hard ongoing debate of open, democratic societies, this series of conservation practices became known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. In this book, editors Shane P. Mahoney and Valerius Geist, both leading authorities on the North American Model, bring together their expert colleagues to provide a comprehensive overview of the origins, achievements, and shortcomings of this highly successful conservation approach. This volume • reviews the emergence of conservation in late nineteenth–early twentieth century North America • provides detailed explorations of the Model's institutions, principles, laws, and policies • places the Model within ecological, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts • describes the many economic, social, and cultural benefits of wildlife restoration and management • addresses the Model's challenges and limitations while pointing to emerging opportunities for increasing inclusivity and optimizing implementation Studying the North American experience offers insight into how institutionalizing policies and laws while incentivizing citizen engagement can result in a resilient framework for conservation. Written for wildlife professionals, researchers, and students, this book explores the factors that helped fashion an enduring conservation system, one that has not only rescued, recovered, and sustainably utilized wildlife for over a century, but that has also advanced a significant economic driver and a greater scientific understanding of wildlife ecology. Contributors: Leonard A. Brennan, Rosie Cooney, James L. Cummins, Kathryn Frens, Valerius Geist, James R. Heffelfinger, David G. Hewitt, Paul R. Krausman, Shane P. Mahoney, John F. Organ, James Peek, William Porter, John Sandlos, James A. Schaefer

A Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

A Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on the Evaluation of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2016-10-28
ISBN 10: 0309379881
ISBN 13: 9780309379885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The United States' tradition of conserving fish, wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources dates to the mid-19th century. States have long sought to manage fish and wildlife species within their borders, whereas many early federal conservation efforts focused on setting aside specific places as parks, sanctuaries, or reserves. With advances in landscape ecology over the past quarter-century, conservation planners, scientists, and practitioners began to stress the importance of conservation efforts at the scale of landscapes and seascapes. These larger areas were thought to harbor relatively large numbers of species that are likely to maintain population viability and sustain ecological processes and natural disturbance regimes - often considered critical factors in conserving biodiversity. By focusing conservation efforts at the level of whole ecosystems and landscape, practitioners can better attempt to conserve the vast majority of species in a particular ecosystem. Successfully addressing the large-scale, interlinked problems associated with landscape degradation will necessitate a planning process that bridges different scientific disciplines and across sectors, as well as an understanding of complexity, uncertainty, and the local context of conservation work. The landscape approach aims to develop shared conservation priorities across jurisdictions and across many resources to create a single, collaborative conservation effort that can meet stakeholder needs. Conservation of habitats, species, ecosystem services, and cultural resources in the face of multiple stressors requires governance structures that can bridge the geographic and jurisdictional boundaries of the complex socio-ecological systems in which landscape-level conservation occurs. The Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) Network was established to complement and add value to the many ongoing state, tribal, federal, and nongovernmental efforts to address the challenge of conserving species, habitats, ecosystem services, and cultural resources in the face of large-scale and long-term threats, including climate change. A Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives evaluates the purpose, goals, and scientific merits of the LCC program within the context of similar programs, and whether the program has resulted in measurable improvements in the health of fish, wildlife, and their habitats.

Linkages in the Landscape

Linkages in the Landscape
Author: Andrew F. Bennett
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9782831707440
ISBN 13: 2831707447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The loss and fragmentation of natural habitats is one of the major issues in wildlife management and conservation. Habitat "corridors" are sometimes proposed as an important element within a conservation strategy. Examples are given of corridors both as pathways and as habitats in their own right. Includes detailed reviews of principles relevant to the design and management of corridors, their place in regional approaches to conservation planning, and recommendations for research and management.

Species Conservation and Management

Species Conservation and Management
Author: H. Resit Akcakaya,Mark A. Burgman,Oskar Kindvall,Chris C. Wood,Per Sjogren-Gulve,Jeff S. Hatfield,Michael A. McCarthy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2004-10-07
ISBN 10: 0198037260
ISBN 13: 9780198037262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This edited volume is a collection of population and metapopulation models for a wide variety of species, including plants, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Each chapter of the book describes the application of RAMAS GIS 4.0 to one species, with the aim of demonstrating how various life history characteristics of the species are incorporated into the model, and how the results of the model has been or can be used in conservation and management of the species. The book comes with a CD that includes a demo version of the program, and the data files for each species.

Improving Wildlife Habitat Model Performance

Improving Wildlife Habitat Model Performance
Author: Lance Jay Roberts
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MSU:31293030627255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210018598134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation

Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation
Author: Kevin Gutzwiller
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2011-06-27
ISBN 10: 1461300592
ISBN 13: 9781461300595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a current synthesis of principles and applications in landscape ecology and conservation biology. Bringing together insights from leaders in landscape ecology and conservation biology, it explains how principles of landscape ecology can help us understand, manage and maintain biodiversity. Gutzwiller also identifies gaps in current knowledge and provides research approaches to fill those voids.

The Wildlife Habitat Indicator for Native Genera and Species WHINGS

The Wildlife Habitat Indicator for Native Genera and Species  WHINGS
Author: John M. Zobel,Alan R. Ek
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 17
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03068921J
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Landscape scale Conservation Planning

Landscape scale Conservation Planning
Author: Stephen C. Trombulak,Robert Baldwin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2010-09-21
ISBN 10: 9789048195756
ISBN 13: 9048195756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hugh P. Possingham Landscape-scale conservation planning is coming of age. In the last couple of decades, conservation practitioners, working at all levels of governance and all spatial scales, have embraced the CARE principles of conservation planning – Comprehensiveness, Adequacy, Representativeness, and Efficiency. Hundreds of papers have been written on this theme, and several different kinds of software program have been developed and used around the world, making conservation planning based on these principles global in its reach and influence. Does this mean that all the science of conservation planning is over – that the discovery phase has been replaced by an engineering phase as we move from defining the rules to implementing them in the landscape? This book and the continuing growth in the literature suggest that the answer to this question is most definitely ‘no. ’ All of applied conservation can be wrapped up into a single sentence: what should be done (the action), in what place, at what time, using what mechanism, and for what outcome (the objective). It all seems pretty simple – what, where, when, how and why. However stating a problem does not mean it is easy to solve.

Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation

Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation
Author: David B. Lindenmayer,Richard J. Hobbs
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470691603
ISBN 13: 9780470691601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The distinctive relationships between landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation are highlighted in this original and useful guide to the theory and practice of ecological landscape design. Using original, ecologically based landscape design principles, the text underscores current thinking in landscape management and conservation. It offers a blend of theoretical and practical information that is illustrated with case studies drawn from across the globe. Key insights by some of the world’s leading experts in landscape ecology and conservation biology make Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation an essential volume for anyone involved in landscape management, natural resource planning, or biodiversity conservation.

Landowner s Guide to Wildlife Habitat

Landowner s Guide to Wildlife Habitat
Author: Richard M. DeGraaf
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781584654674
ISBN 13: 1584654678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landowner s Guide to Wildlife Habitat Book Review:

An easy-to-use guide for enhancing wildlife habitat quality, timber values, and the appearance of forest lands.