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Managing Habitats For Conservation

Author : William J. Sutherland
ISBN : 0521447763
Genre : Nature
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The essential habitat by habitat guide to conservation management for practitioners of ecology and land management.

Habitat Management For Conservation

Author : Malcolm Ausden
ISBN : 0198568738
Genre : Nature
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This practical handbook describes the principles and techniques of managing and creating habitats worldwide including grasslands, forests, scrub, freshwater wetlands, coastal habitats, arable land, urban areas and gardens. Essential reading for conservation biologists and an invaluable resource for all those involved in conservation land management.

Managing Habitats For Conservation

Author : William J. Sutherland
ISBN : 0521442605
Genre : Nature
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As it becomes ever more expensive to purchase land for conservation purposes, it is becoming increasingly important both to manage existing sites properly and to create new habitats. This comprehensive volume provides a pragmatic, habitat-by-habitat guide to conservation management, in which the prescriptions and methods are based on sound science coupled with practical experience. For each habitat, the book guides the reader through the options and solutions, highlights potential problems, and gives good and bad examples of habitat management in the past. This will be required reading for all practicing ecologists, land managers, wardens, landscape architects and conservationists, and will provide a valuable reference for students of ecology, conservation and environmental science.

Biodiversity Conservation And Habitat Management Volume Ii

Author : Franccesa Gherardi
ISBN : 9781905839216
Genre : Nature
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Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management is a component of Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Policy and Management in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Biodiversity is declining worldwide at a very unprecedented rate as a complex response to several human-induced changes in the global environment. The magnitude of these changes is so large and their effects are so strongly linked to the altered ecosystem processes and to human (ab-)use of natural resources that biodiversity loss is today perceived as one of the most important issues that humankind should face with extreme urgency. Disseminating information, raising awareness, and propelling concern within a diversified target audience (general public, schools, local authorities, and government agencies) are also essential to develop shared responsibility and to encourage collaborative efforts and compliance. This has been the main objective of “Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management”. The Theme on Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world in eight major topics of discussion, and is focused on 1) History and Overview of Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Areas, 2) Management of Forests and other Wooded Habitats, 3) Management of Savannahs and Other Open Habitats, 4) Management of Wetlands, 5) Management of Tourism and Human Recreation Pressure, 6) Conservation Strategies, Species Action Plans and Translocation, 7) Captive Breeding and Gene Banks, and 8) Eradication and Control of Invasive Species. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Wildlife Habitat Management

Author : Brenda C. McComb
ISBN : MINN:31951D02664343J
Genre : Science
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In recent years, conflicts between ecological conservation and economic growth forced a reassessment of the motivations and goals of wildlife and forestry management. Focus shifted from game and commodity management to biodiversity conservation and ecological forestry. Previously separate fields such as forestry, biology, botany, and zoology merged into a common framework known as conservation biology and resource professionals began to approach natural resource problems in an interdisciplinary light. Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry presents anintegrated reference combining silvicultural and forest planning principles with principles of habitat ecology and conservation biology. With extensive references and case studies drawn from real situations, this book begins with general concepts such as habitat selection, forest composition, influences on habitat patterns, and the dynamics of disturbance ecology. It considers management approaches for specific habitats including even-aged and uneven-aged systems, riparian areas, and dead wood and highlights those approaches that will conserve and manage biodiversity. The author discusses assessment and prioritization policies, monitoring techniques, and ethical and legal issues that can have worldwide impact. Detailed appendices provide a glossary, scientific names, and tools for measuring and interpreting habitat elements. Writing in a species-specific manner, the author emphasizes the need to consider the potential effects of management decisions on biodiversity conservation and maintains a holistic approach throughout the book. Drawing from the author’s more than 30 years working and teaching in natural resources conservation, Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry provides a synopsis of current preservation techniques and establishes a common body of knowledge from which to approach the conservation of biodiversity in the future.

Habitat Management For Invertebrates

Author : Peter Kirby
ISBN : 1907807519
Genre : Nature
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This book is a practical manualcovering management for invertebrates: it provides guidelines toenable reserve managers to take account of the vulnerable habitatfeatures so important to invertebrates."

Conservation Management Of Freshwater Habitats

Author : Neville C. Morgan
ISBN : 940106475X
Genre : Nature
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In this book the authors have applied research knowledge to the solution of practical problems facing wildlife conservation in freshwater habitats. Subjects covered include: evaluation of the conservation interest of sites; practical protection and management of freshwater habitats; species conservation.

Management Planning For Nature Conservation

Author : Mike Alexander
ISBN : 9789400751163
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The first edition of Mike Alexander’s Management Planning for Nature Conservation, brought a new dimension to the modern literature on conservation management. This second edition, a significant enhancement of the original, deals with the development both, conceptual and practical, of adaptive management planning for nature conservation. It is about preparing management plans, and guides the reader through the entire process. Case-studies, including a conservation and access plan, demonstrate the planning process in action. This approach to planning can be applied to any place which is managed entirely, or in part, for wildlife. It can be applied to the management of species or habitats in any circumstance, regardless of site designation. The process is fully compatible with the Convention on Biological Diversity’s ‘ecosystem approach’ to conservation management. Mike Alexander has long been at the forefront of developing management planning for conservation, with experience ranging from Uganda to Estonia, and from Costa Rica to Wales. He is the General Secretary of the Conservation Management System Consortium, a group of organisations with a common aim of raising standards and developing best practice in conservation management and planning. In 2012 Mike Alexander was elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology in recognition of his contribution to nature conservation and in particular management planning. This book has drawn on the experiences and expertise of the CMS consortium and other leaders in both conservation research and wildlife management from around the world. It is essential reading for professional conservation managers and any student studying management planning for conservation within a range of degree and postgraduate courses.

Habitat Management For Bats

Author : Abigail Entwistle
ISBN : 1861075286
Genre : Bats
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Gives general guidance aimed at conservation and land management advisors on managing the habitats for bats. This manual is divided into 2 main parts: general advice on managing particular habitats to assist foraging bats, and detailed advice on habitat management to meet the needs of each of the 16 species of bat found in the UK.

The Cms Guide To Management Planning

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ISBN : 9780954986216
Genre : Nature conservation
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Species Conservation In Managed Habitats

Author : Werner Kunz
ISBN : 9783527338450
Genre : Science
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Written by an author with longstanding experience in the ecology of insects and birds and with a stellar academic record in molecular life sciences, this is a welcome challenge to the widely held beliefs in conventional environmental policies. Werner Kunz convincingly explains why maintaining high biodiversity in Europe depends heavily on the existence of open space and sparse ground vegetation that is neither used for intensive modern agriculture, nor eliminated by reforestation. He questions the commonly propagated opinion that nature conservation is equivalent to species protection - and shows that technical habitat design can rescue endangered species. A must-have for environmental agencies, policy makers, ecologists and all who are witnessing the current loss of species in Central Europe.

Habitat Conservation

Author : A. Warren
ISBN : UOM:39015050701369
Genre : Nature
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Habitat Conservation examines the relationship between habitat and ecosystem dynamics. Over the last decade scientists have made advances in their understanding of this relationship and this has had major impacts on their approach to nature conservation management. In many habitats conservation management needs to take into account the physical dynamic processes such as the impact of air, soil and water as well as the biological processes. Covering habitats ranging from mountains to floodplains to coastal dunes and rivers this text discusses: how the biological and physical processes interact in each habitat explores the current and future impact of global warming and sea-level rise and; uses case studies to demonstrate how different habitats can be naturally managed and restored. Written by geomorphologists, hydrologists, climatologists and limnologists this is a fundamental text for masters and undergraduate students studying nature conservation, habitat ecology and environmental management. It will also be essential reading for all conservationists, environmental consultants, managers and engineers.

Monitoring Nature Conservation In Cultural Habitats

Author : Clive Hurford
ISBN : 1402065655
Genre : Nature
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This is the first book to present monitoring as an integral component of responsible conservation management and as a catalyst for decision making. The early sections of this illustrated book cover key areas in the development of a monitoring project. The later sections of the book comprise a series of case studies covering a wide range of habitats and species. These case studies focus mostly, though not exclusively, on sites that form part of the Natura 2000 series in Europe.

A Conservation Handbook For Waste Management Ltd

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This handbook has been produced to provide the reader with a framework for understanding the basic principles behind ecological site evaluation, management for conservation of habitats already present on a site, and the creation of new habitats and conservation features.

Amphibians And Reptiles

Author : Tom Langton
ISBN : 9287133778
Genre : Political Science
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Biodiversity Conservation And Habitat Management

Author : Francesca Gherardi
ISBN : 1848269218
Genre : Biodiversity conservation
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*Management (for Biodiversity) of Forests and other Wooded Habitats*Retention of Old Forest Stands and Individual old Trees*Temporal and Spatial Continuity in Forest Ecosystems*Maintenance of Diversity in Forest Habitats*Natural Regeneration in Woodland Management*Influence and Management of Herbivores in Forests

Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Author : Michael L. Morrison
ISBN : 9781421416113
Genre : Nature
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Also ideal for undergraduate and graduate natural resource and conservation courses, the book is organized perfectly for a one-semester class.

Wildlife Management And Conservation

Author : Paul R. Krausman
ISBN : 9781421409863
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Wildlife Management and Conservation presents a clear overview of the management and conservation of animals, their habitats, and how people influence both. The relationship among these three components of wildlife management is explained in chapters written by leading experts and is designed to prepare wildlife students for careers in which they will be charged with maintaining healthy animal populations; finding ways to restore depleted populations while reducing overabundant, introduced, or pest species; and managing relationships among various human stakeholders. Topics covered in this book include • The definitions of wildlife and management • Human dimensions of wildlife management • Animal behavior • Predator–prey relationships • Structured decision making • Issues of scale in wildlife management • Wildlife health • Historical context of wildlife management and conservation • Hunting and trapping • Nongame species • Nutrition ecology • Water management • Climate change • Conservation planning

Urban Habitats

Author : C. Philip Wheater
ISBN : 9781134715725
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The author presents an illustrated and practical guide to the wide range of urban habitats and the flora and fauna that live within them. The important conservation and management issues presently being faced within our towns and cities are examined. Topics of concern to the conservationalist or habitat manager are explored, including: * the impact and monitoring of pollution * the effects of invasive species * guidelines for the ecological management of sites to enhance their nature conservation value. Urban Habitats is richly illustrated, features up-to-date references and data, and proposes a series of projects.

A Multidimensional Perspective On Wildlife Conservation And Management

Author : Talesha Janill Dokes
ISBN : 9798641351971
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Decisions made by wildlife managers today have long-lasting effects. Wildlife management in the 21st century is highly complex (Ascher 2001; Cilliers et al.2013), requiring diverse skills for effective movement of conservation and sustainability in a positive direction. Broadly, wildlife managers have three primary responsibilities 1) people, 2) habitat, and 3) animal populations. In North America the public plays a critical, active role in wildlife conservation by providing funding (through taxation and license sales; Organ et al. 2012), interacting with public agencies that serve as wildlife trustees (Organ et al. 2012), and by voting (Kilpatrick and Walter 1997). Habitat is the foundation of wildlife population performance, and managers frequently manipulate habitats to affect populations (Morrison et al. 1992; Messmer 2009). The ultimate indicator of successful wildlife conservation and sustainable management is population performance, best expressed as long-term population growth rate (Lindenmayer 2000). Managers coordinate the actions of people, and manipulate habitats and populations to affect long-term population growth rate to meet some objective. For overabundant wildlife causing property damage, the objective is likely to reduce populations and mitigate damage (e.g., Conover 2001). For rare species, the objective is likely to increase distribution, numbers, and population growth rate (e.g., Wydeven et al. 2009). Collectively, people, habitat, and animal populations form the "three-legged stool" of wildlife management (Leopold 1987).My dissertation is a combination of research topics that include components of the "three-legged stool" of wildlife management. An underlying theme is the connection humans have with their environments. In Chapter 1, I assessed what motivated current natural resource students to choose natural resources as a career, recognizing that younger generations in the United States may not relate to the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Younger generations in the United States are increasingly urbanized (Manfredo et al. 2003), often at the expense of utilitarian connections to wildlife and under-appreciation for some tools used to manage animal populations like hunting and trapping (Manfredo et al. 2003). However, younger generations have a close non-utilitarian connection to wildlife and the environment (Manfredo et al. 2003), offering a substantial conservation opportunity. This places organizations relying on hunting, trapping, and fishing license sales to implement wildlife conservation (e.g., state resource agencies) in a difficult position. On one hand, funding for the organization is tied to an increasingly outdated interest in wildlife (for example) so implementation of programs and activities must maintain or attempt to increase those interests. Conversely, those programs may alienate younger generations, potentially missing a critical opportunity to engage the broader public in conservation. Ultimately, wildlife management organizations recognize that employees must represent diverse and value public interests to remain relevant in the 21st century. In my first chapter, I analyzed family backgrounds and current interests of student enrolled in natural resource programs in the United States to understand motivating factors that influenced their apparent career decision. The premise was to lay a foundation for understanding the future employee pool responsible for implementing wildlife conservation, guide student recruiting into the profession, and offer suggestions to improve college natural resource course offerings.Managers use harvest regulations to achieve habitat or animal population objectives and to influence public participation and interest (e.g., Riley et al. 2002; Lauber et al. 2012). Factors affecting participation and effort in wildlife harvest by the public are multi-faceted and complex in space, time, and circumstance (Riley et al. 2002; Enck 2006). For example, weather conditions (Obbard et al. 1999), state of the economy (Obbard et al. 1999), and social or cultural demographics (Miller and Vaske 2003) affect hunting participation and effort. Given that harvest regulations are a key element of many wildlife conservation programs, increased understanding of factors that motivate people to participate and be successful benefit management organizations. In Chapter 2, I investigated factors that effected trapping success of American marten (Martes americanus) in Michigan. I sought to determine what factors could potentially be manipulated by wildlife managers to affect harvest success. I evaluated factors directly controlled by managers (e.g., distance from maintained roads), those related to socio-economic forces beyond the management organization (e.g., pelt prices), and factors that were uncontrollable (e.g., weather). As such, this chapter contains all the elements of the "three-legged stool" of wildlife management; how trapping success (a measure of trapper involvement and effort) influenced marten populations under varying habitat conditions.Wildlife conservation programs often include some form of habitat management. In some instances, wildlife conservation can be included in practices commonly used for resource extraction like timber harvest. In forested regions of North America, managers commonly use timber harvest purposefully to provide wildlife habitat (e.g., Linden and Roloff 2013). In other instances, timber extraction is the primary management objective but wildlife considerations are included (Blinn and Kilgore 2001; Demarais et al. 2017). One way to include wildlife in timber harvest objectives is through retention forestry, where managers retain elements of the pre-harvest forest to increase structural complexity (Fedrowitz et al. 2014; Mori and Kitagawa 2014). Retention forestry is particularly relevant in silvicultural systems like clearcutting, where managers remove all merchantable trees. Clearcutting is a common practice used on aspen (Populus spp.) forests in Michigan, and foresters are required to retain unharvested trees to provide wildlife habitat (Bielecki 2012). Retention of these trees comes at a cost through lost timber revenues, potentially increased safety hazards for equipment operators, and potential loss of forest regeneration. Hence, knowing that retention forestry is having a positive effect on wildlife populations is a critical information need. Otto and Roloff (2012) found that retention forestry in aspen clearcuts of Michigan had minimal effect on bird occupancy probability, and they surmised that landscape context was an important consideration. In Chapter 3, I evaluated how songbird occupancy related to structural retention in aspen clearcuts using a hierarchical model that included patch- and landscape-factors, with the goal of better understanding how landscape context affected the function of retained structures as bird habitats. Although this chapter focuses on habitat management and how it affected a population parameter (i.e., occupancy), the results inform decisions made by managers and policy-makers (i.e., people).My dissertation research encapsulated the three responsibilities of a wildlife manager (people, habitat, and populations), highlight the importance of multi-dimensional training and experiences for managers. I also used sound sampling designs and a suite of modeling approaches to generate scientific evidence, consistent with efforts to infuse science into natural resources decision-making (Mills and Clark 2001). Results from my research offer insights into how people decide to embark on wildlife careers, how people respond to socio-economic and environmental factors to manipulate wildlife populations, and how habitat management decisions by people can influence wildlife populations.

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