Corridor Ecology

Filename: corridor-ecology.pdf
ISBN: 1597265934
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Number of pages: 344
Author: Jodi A. Hilty
Publisher: Island Press

Download and read online Corridor Ecology in PDF and EPUB Corridor Ecology presents guidelines that combine conservation science and practical experience for maintaining, enhancing, and creating connectivity between natural areas with an overarching goal of conserving biodiversity. It offers an objective, carefully interpreted review of the issues and is a one-of-a-kind resource for scientists, landscape architects, planners, land managers, decision-makers, and all those working to protect and restore landscapes and species diversity.

Linking Australia s Landscapes

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ISBN: 9780643107069
Release Date: 2013-06-05
Number of pages: 320
Author: Ian Pulsford

Download and read online Linking Australia s Landscapes in PDF and EPUB Networks of land managed for conservation across different tenures have rapidly increased in number (and popularity) in Australia over the past two decades. These include iconic large-scale initiatives such as Gondwana Link, the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, Habitat 141°, and the South Australian NatureLinks, as well as other, landscape-scale approaches such as Biosphere Reserves and Conservation Management Networks. Their aims have been multiple: to protect the integrity and resilience of many Australian ecosystems by maintaining and restoring large-scale natural landscapes and ecosystem processes; to lessen the impacts of fragmentation; to increase the connectivity of habitats to provide for species movement and adaptation as climate changes; and to build community support and involvement in conservation. This book draws out lessons from a variety of established and new connectivity conservation initiatives from around Australia, and is complemented by international examples. Chapters are written by leaders in the field of establishing and operating connectivity networks, as well as key ecological and social scientists and experts in governance. Linking Australia's Landscapes will be an important reference for policy makers, natural resource managers, scientists, and academics and tertiary students dealing with issues in landscape-scale conservation, ecology, conservation biology, environmental policy, planning and management, social sciences, regional development, governance and ecosystem services.


Filename: agroecology.pdf
ISBN: 9781498715577
Release Date: 2006-11-15
Number of pages: 408
Author: Stephen R. Gliessman
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Agroecology in PDF and EPUB Providing the theoretical and conceptual framework for this continually evolving field, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Second Edition explores environmental factors and complexities affecting agricultural crops and animals. Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the second edition contains new data, new readings, new issues and case studies, and new options. It includes two completely new chapters, one on the role of livestock animals in agroecosystems and one on the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food systems. The author clearly delineates the importance of using an ecosystem framework for determining if a particular agricultural practice, input, or management decision contributes or detracts from sustainability. He explains how the framework provides the ecological basis for the functioning of the chosen management strategy over the long-term. He also examines system level interactions, stressing the need for understanding the emergent qualities of populations, communities, and ecosystems and their roles in sustainable agriculture. Using examples of farming systems in a broad array of ecological conditions, the book demonstrates how to use an ecosystem approach to design and manage agroecosystems for sustainability.

The Planner s Guide to Natural Resource Conservation

Filename: the-planner-s-guide-to-natural-resource-conservation.pdf
ISBN: 0387981675
Release Date: 2009-06-12
Number of pages: 258
Author: Adrian X. Esparza
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online The Planner s Guide to Natural Resource Conservation in PDF and EPUB Much of the country’s recent population growth is situated in exurban areas. By many accounts exurbanization has become the dominant pattern of land development in the country and there is no indication it will slow in the foreseeable future (Theobald 2005; Brown et al. 2005; Glennon and Kretser 2005). By definition, exurban development takes place beyond the metropolitan fringe, often in rural and remote areas. The development of new exurban communities is a growing trend, especially in the West. In this case, developers and homebuilders seek large tracts of land, up to thousands of acres, in rural areas (typically within 50 miles of a large city) where they plan entire communities consisting of commercial, retail and residential land uses. Recreational amenities such as golf courses and hiking/biking trails are often included in these master-planned developments. Our philosophy is reflected in the book’s two objectives. First, we seek to document the extent and impacts of exurban development across the country. At issue is demonstrating why planners and the public-at-large should be concerned about exurbanization. We will demonstrate that even though exurbanization favors amenity rich regions, it affects all areas of the country through the loss of agricultural and grazing lands, impacts to watersheds and land modification. A summary of environmental impacts is presented, including the loss of wildlands and agricultural productivity, land modification, soil erosion, impacts to terrestrial hydrologic systems, the loss of biodiversity, nonnative and endangered species and other topics. Our second aim is to provide readers from diverse (nonscientific) backgrounds with a working knowledge of how and why exurbanization impacts environmental systems. This is accomplished by working closely to ensure contributors follow a specific outline for each chapter. First, contributors will spell out fundamental concepts, principles and processes that apply to their area of expertise (e.g., riparian areas). Contributors will move beyond a cursory understanding of ecological processes without overwhelming readers with the dense material found typically in specialized texts. For this reason, visuals and other support materials will be integral to each chapter. We have chosen contributors carefully based on their record as research scientists and acumen as educators. Second, once the mechanics have been laid out, authors will explain how and why land development in nearby areas influences ecosystems. Issues of interdependency, modification and adaptation, spatial scale and varying time horizons will be featured. Third, contributors will weigh in on the pros and cons of various land-development schemes. Fourth, authors will share their thinking on the merits of conservation devices such as wildlife corridors, open-space requirements and watershed management districts. Finally, each chapter will conclude by identifying pitfalls to avoid and highlighting "best practices" that will mitigate environmental problems or avoid them altogether. In sum, after completing each chapter, readers should have a firm grasp of relevant concepts and processes, an understanding of current research and know how to apply science to land-use decisions.

Landscape scale Conservation Planning

Filename: landscape-scale-conservation-planning.pdf
ISBN: 9048195756
Release Date: 2010-09-21
Number of pages: 427
Author: Stephen C. Trombulak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Landscape scale Conservation Planning in PDF and EPUB 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.

Trade offs in Conservation

Filename: trade-offs-in-conservation.pdf
ISBN: 9781444348101
Release Date: 2011-06-13
Number of pages: 432
Author: Nigel Leader-Williams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Trade offs in Conservation in PDF and EPUB This book demonstrates that trade-offs can be very important for conservationists. Its various chapters show how and why trade-offs are made, and why conservationists need to think very hard about what, if anything, to do about them. The book argues that conservationists must carefully weigh up, and be explicit about, the trade-offs that they make every day in deciding what to save. Key Features: Discusses the wider non-biological issues that surround making decisions about which species and biogeographic areas to prioritise for conservation Focuses on questions such as: What are these wider issues that are influencing the decisions we make? What factors need to be included in our assessment of trade-offs? What package of information and issues do managers need to consider in making a rational decision? Who should make such decisions? Part of the Conservation Science and Practice book series This volume is of interest to policy-makers, researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students who are concerned about making decisions that include recognition of trade-offs in conservation planning.

Conservation for a New Generation

Filename: conservation-for-a-new-generation.pdf
ISBN: UCSC:32106019868949
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 315
Author: Richard L. Knight

Download and read online Conservation for a New Generation in PDF and EPUB Conservation for a New Generation highlights the dynamic state of how natural resources management is being practiced in the United States today as it transitions from top-down programs and federal mandates to a largely bottom-up approach that involves a broad range of stakeholders working together to achieve common goals. The book considers the implications of those changes for future conservation efforts and offers a conceptual blueprint for effective conservation that can guide students and practitioners both now and into the future.

Encyclopedia of Ecology A C

Filename: encyclopedia-of-ecology-a-c.pdf
ISBN: 008045397X
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Number of pages: 4122
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Ecology A C in PDF and EPUB The Encyclopedia of Ecology contains contributions from international experts on a diverse array of topics related to ecology. It provides current and comprehensive information on many themes, including behavioral ecology, ecological processes, ecological modeling, ecological engineering, ecological indicators, ecological informatics, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology, general ecology, global ecology, human ecology, and systems ecology. The online version includes extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases.

Linkages in the Landscape

Filename: linkages-in-the-landscape.pdf
ISBN: 2831707447
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 254
Author: Andrew F. Bennett
Publisher: IUCN

Download and read online Linkages in the Landscape in PDF and EPUB 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.

The tangled roots of the Appalachian Trail

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ISBN: WISC:89103209789
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 387
Author: Sarah Mittlefehldt
Publisher: ProQuest

Download and read online The tangled roots of the Appalachian Trail in PDF and EPUB This dissertation explores conflict and cooperation between citizen volunteers, local landowners, and state agencies in the creation of the Appalachian Trail corridor. When Congress passed the 1968 National Trails Act, the Appalachian Trail project shifted from being a regional grassroots endeavor to being part of the national park system. The shift was indicative of a broader change in federal land management policy when the National Park Service moved from carving parks out of the public domain in the West, to the more complex task of creating public spaces in densely populated, privately owned lands in the East. This required an unprecedented degree of cooperation---and conflict---between public and private agents. Landowners and local communities reacted to this unusual public-private partnership in a variety of ways---from organized resistance to enthusiastic cooperation.

Natural Areas Journal

Filename: natural-areas-journal.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015072619037
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages:

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Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Filename: living-in-a-dynamic-tropical-forest-landscape.pdf
ISBN: 1405156430
Release Date: 2008-05-05
Number of pages: 652
Author: Nigel Stork
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Download and read online Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape in PDF and EPUB This book brings together a wealth of scientific findings and ecological knowledge to survey what we have learned about the “Wet Tropics” rainforests of North Queensland, Australia. This interdisciplinary text is the first book to provide such a holistic view of any tropical forest environment, including the social and economic dimensions. The most thorough assessment of a tropical forest landscape to date Explores significant scientific breakthroughs in areas including conservation genetics, vegetation modeling, agroforestry and revegetation techniques, biodiversity assessment and modeling, impacts of climate change, and the integration of science in natural resource management Research achieved, in part, due to the Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management (the Rainforest CRC) Written by a number of distinguished international experts contains chapter summaries and section commentaries

Australian Journal of Botany

Filename: australian-journal-of-botany.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015068691370
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages:

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The human footprint

Filename: the-human-footprint.pdf
ISBN: MINN:31951D02373220J
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 322
Author: Eric W. Sanderson

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