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Managing Habitats for Conservation

Managing Habitats for Conservation Author William J. Sutherland
ISBN-10 0521447763
Release 1995-05-26
Pages 399
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The essential habitat by habitat guide to conservation management for practitioners of ecology and land management.

Habitat Management for Conservation

Habitat Management for Conservation Author Malcolm Ausden
ISBN-10 9780198568728
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 411
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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.

What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation Author William J. Sutherland
ISBN-10 9781783743117
Release 2017-01-16
Pages 442
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What Works in Conservation has been created to provide practitioners with answers to these and many other questions about practical conservation. This book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of 763 conservation interventions based on summarized scientific evidence. Chapters cover the practical global conservation of amphibians, bats, birds and forests, conservation of European farmland biodiversity and some aspects of enhancing natural pest control, enhancing soil fertility and control of freshwater invasive species. It contains key results from the summarized evidence for each conservation intervention and an assessment of the effectiveness of each by international expert panels. The accompanying website describes each of the studies individually, and provides full references. This is the second edition of What Works in Conservation, which is revised on an annual basis. It will also available online as a free-to-download PDF at

Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Wildlife Habitat Conservation Author Michael L. Morrison
ISBN-10 9781421416106
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 200
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"Published in association with The Wildlife Society."

Habitat conservation

Habitat conservation Author Andrew Warren
ISBN-10 0471984981
Release 2001
Pages 356
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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.

Wildlife Habitat Management

Wildlife Habitat Management Author Brenda C. McComb
ISBN-10 9781439878583
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 401
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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 an integrated 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.

Conservation Science and Action

Conservation Science and Action Author William J. Sutherland
ISBN-10 9781444313482
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 376
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Conservation Science and Action is intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in conservation biology. This book reviews the latest thinking and approaches, and in doing so provides a readily accessible reference work for conservation professionals and managers. Because conservation biology is now one of the most dynamic disciplines in the life sciences, William Sutherland and his international team of authors have selected many of the liveliest topics where key advances are currently being made. They stress ideas, point to unresolved issues, and suggest possible future developments. Finally, since conservation is an applied subject, the book's emphasis throughout is on action. Essential reading for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in conservation biology, one of the most dynamic disciplines in the life sciences. Contributions from leading figures in the field who have selected the liveliest topics where key advances are being made. Reviews the latest thinking and approaches. Contributors cover a range of taxonomic groups, include aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals, and give examples from around the world. Emphasis given to action, and all chapters have an applied component.

Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats

Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats Author Clive Hurford
ISBN-10 1402065655
Release 2007-08-06
Pages 394
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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.

Habitat Management for Bats

Habitat Management for Bats Author Abigail Entwistle
ISBN-10 1861075286
Release 2001
Pages 48
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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.

Shorebird Ecology Conservation and Management

Shorebird Ecology  Conservation  and Management Author Dr. Mark A. Colwell
ISBN-10 9780520947962
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 344
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Shorebirds are model organisms for illustrating the principles of ecology and excellent subjects for research. Their mating systems are as diverse as any avian group, their migrations push the limits of endurance, and their foraging is easily studied in the open habitats of estuaries and freshwater wetlands. This comprehensive text explores the ecology, conservation, and management of these fascinating birds. Beginning chapters examine phylogenetic relationships between shorebirds and other birds, and cover shorebird morphology, anatomy, and physiology. A section on breeding biology looks in detail at their reproductive biology. Because shorebirds spend much of their time away from breeding areas, a substantial section on non-breeding biology covers migration, foraging ecology, and social behavior. The text also covers shorebird demography, population size, and management issues related to habitat, predators, and human disturbances. Throughout, it emphasizes applying scientific knowledge to the conservation of shorebird populations, many of which are unfortunately in decline.

Wildlife Management and Conservation

Wildlife Management and Conservation Author Paul R. Krausman
ISBN-10 9781421409863
Release 2013-10-16
Pages 342
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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

Birds and Habitat

Birds and Habitat Author Robert J. Fuller
ISBN-10 9780521897563
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 542
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Synthesises important concepts, patterns and issues relating to avian habitat selection, drawing on examples from Europe, North America and Australia.

The Conservation Handbook

The Conservation Handbook Author William J. Sutherland
ISBN-10 0632053445
Release 2000-11-17
Pages 296
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Textbooks on the principles of conservation biology abound. Yet, how does one put this theoretical knowledge into practice? The aim of The Conservation Handbook is to provide clear guidance on the implementation of conservation techniques. The wide range of methods described include those for ecological research, monitoring, planning, education, habitat management and combining conservation with development. Nineteen case studies illustrate how the methods have been applied. The book will be of interest to conservation biology students and practicing conservationists worldwide. For each copy of the book sold, another copy will be sent free to a practicing conservationist outside Western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Foreword by E. O. Wilson. Concise, practical guide packed full of ideas, methods and advice. Provides solutions for the main conservation problems most commonly encountered. 18 global case studies illustrate the application of techniques. The Conservation Handbook Donations Project this book is being sent free to those practising conservationists outside Western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan who are otherwise unlikely to obtain a copy. These copies are provided at cost price by Blackwell Science, the publisher, and paid for with the author''s royalties. Each book sold means another one will be donated.

Grassland Restoration and Management

Grassland Restoration and Management Author David Blakesley
ISBN-10 9781784270711
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 272
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Following the destruction of 95% of meadows during the twentieth century, there is an urgent need to understand what little unspoiled habitat remains in order to plan the management and restoration of existing sites, as well as re-creating future grassland habitats. This book is a much-needed guide to grassland restoration and management. Providing a thorough overview of recent research on grassland restoration and its implications for practical grassland restoration and management, it introduces grassland communities and the wildlife they support, including examples of species of conservation concern, and considers the management of semi-natural grassland habitats with particular emphasis on drier grassland habitats. Chapters cover: - Grassland character and communities - Introduction to grassland wildlife - Managing semi-natural grassland - Grassland restoration – threats and challenges - Opportunities in grassland restoration - Plant material for grassland restoration - Defining success in grassland restoration. A variety of management techniques are examined, including soil amendment, cultivation, harvesting and maintenance in creating suitable conditions for the successful restoration of species-rich grasslands. It is essential reading for conservationists, site owners or managers, practitioners, conservation organizations and students of ecological restoration with an interest in the creation of new grassland habitats, the restoration of semi-natural grassland, as well as the continuing management of semi-natural (unimproved) grassland communities.

A Resource Based Habitat View for Conservation

A Resource Based Habitat View for Conservation Author Roger L. H. Dennis
ISBN-10 9781444315264
Release 2012-04-10
Pages 420
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Winner of the Marsh Book of the Year Award 2012 by the British Ecological Society. In A Resource-Based Habitat View for Conservation Roger Dennis introduces a novel approach to the understanding of habitats based on resources and conditions required by organisms and their access to them, a quantum shift from simplistic and ineffectual notions of habitats as vegetation units or biotopes. In drawing attention to what organisms actually use and need in landscapes, it focuses on resource composition, structure and connectedness, all of which describe habitat quality and underpin landscape heterogeneity. This contrasts with the current bipolar view of landscapes made up of habitat patches and empty matrix but illustrates how such a metapopulation approach of isolated patchworks can grow by adopting the new habitat viewpoint. The book explores principles underlying this new definition of habitat, and the impact of habitat components on populations, species’ distributions, geographical ranges and range changes, with a view to conserving resources in landscapes for whole communities. It does this using the example of butterflies - the most alluring of insects, flagship organisms and key indicators of environmental health - in the British Isles, where they have been studied most intensively. The book forms essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners in ecology and conservation, particularly those concerned with managing sites and landscapes for wildlife.

Management Planning for Nature Conservation

Management Planning for Nature Conservation Author Mike Alexander
ISBN-10 9781402065811
Release 2007-12-04
Pages 426
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This is the first planning guide to meet the requirements of Natura 2000 sites and it brings a new dimension to the modern literature on conservation management. Combining key theories with real practice it fills a critical gap which has often hindered understanding of the planning process. The book provides historical and rational background which helps to explain what makes a really effective management plan, and it presents a practical guide to developing such a plan. It concludes with a series of case studies which illustrate the underlying principles drawn out in the text, while highlighting the different approaches demanded by very different sites.

Wetland Habitats of North America

Wetland Habitats of North America Author Dr. Darold P. Batzer
ISBN-10 9780520951419
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 408
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Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat approach, in which experts familiar with wetlands from across North America provide analyses and syntheses of their particular region of study. Addressing a broad audience of students, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, and policy makers, this book reviews recent, scientifically rigorous literature directly relevant to understanding, managing, protecting, and restoring wetland ecosystems of North America.