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Habitat Management for Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: Malcolm Ausden

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019856872X

Category: Nature

Page: 411

View: 9416

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.

Bird Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: William J. Sutherland,Ian Newton,Rhys Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198520863

Category: Nature

Page: 386

View: 538

Outlining the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists, this book brings together in one authoritative source contributions containing information on avian ecology and conservation.

Forest Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: Adrian Newton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198567448

Category: Gardening

Page: 454

View: 6118

Forests have become the focus of intense conservation interest over the past two decades, reflecting widespread concern about high rates of deforestation and forest degradation, particularly in tropical countries. The aim of this book is to outline the main methods and techniques available to forest ecologists.

Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: Ian L. Boyd,W. Don Bowen,Sara J. Iverson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199216568

Category: Nature

Page: 450

View: 2441

Much of our knowledge about marine mammals is derived from a long-term and dedicated research effort that is evolving rapidly due to the introduction and invention of new methods.This book reflects the inventiveness of marine researchers as they try to find ways around the problems presented to them by these unusual and challenging animals.

Reptile Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: C. Kenneth Dodd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198726139

Category:

Page: 496

View: 5923

This practical handbook of reptile field ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study reptiles. The authors describe ecological sampling techniques and how they are implemented to monitor the conservation status and population trends of snakes, lizards, tuatara, turtles, and crocodilians throughout the world. Emphasis is placed on the extent of statistical inference and the biases associated with different techniques and analyses. The chapters focus on the application of field research and data analysis for achieving an understanding of reptile life history, population dynamics, movement patterns, thermal ecology, conservation status, and the relationship between reptiles and their environment. The book emphasises the need for thorough planning, and demonstrates how a multi-dimensional approach incorporates information related to morphology, genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology, statistical modelling, animal welfare, and biosecurity. Although accentuating field sampling, sections on experimental applications in laboratories and zoos, thermal ecology, genetics, landscape ecology, disease and biosecurity, and management options are included. Much of this information is scattered in the scientific literature or not readily available, and the intention is to provide an affordable, comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers, and practising conservationists worldwide.

Insect Conservation

A Handbook of Approaches and Methods

Author: Michael J. Samways,Melodie A. McGeoch,Tim R. New

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199298238

Category: Nature

Page: 441

View: 8503

Insect Conservation outlines the main methods and techniques available to entomologists, providing a comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists worldwide. Both modern and more 'traditional' methodologies are described, backed up by practical background information and a global range of examples. Many newer techniques are included which have not yet been described in the existing book literature.

Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: Ned Horning,Julie A. Robinson,Eleanor J. Sterling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199219958

Category: Nature

Page: 467

View: 719

Conservation Biology, techniques, applications.

Handbook of Biodiversity Methods

Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring

Author: David Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521823685

Category: Nature

Page: 573

View: 8668

This Handbook, first published in 2005, provides standard procedures for planning and conducting a survey of any species or habitat and for evaluating the data.

Conservation and Sustainable Use

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: E.J. Milner-Gulland,J. Marcus Rowcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198530366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 6592

A practical and integrated approach to carrying out research on the conservation status of exploited species, from data collection to long-term management. Wildlife conservation and sustainable use have recently become centrepieces in conservation and development research.

Invasive Species Management

A Handbook of Principles and Techniques

Author: Mick N. Clout,Peter A. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199216320

Category: Nature

Page: 308

View: 955

The effective management of invasive alien species is clearly a priority for biological conservation worldwide. This book first provides strategies for managing such species at successive invasion stages, from prevention at the border to control of major infestations. It then describes the general tools and approaches that are recommended for successful management of particular groups of invasive organisms in a range of environments. In each case, the ecologicalbasis and practical requirements of invasive alien species management are addressed.

The Conservation Handbook

Research, Management and Policy

Author: William J. Sutherland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470999349

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 9979

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.

The Wildlife Techniques Manual

Volume 1: Research. Volume 2: Management 2-vol. Set

Author: Nova J. Silvy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401592

Category: Science

Page: 1136

View: 8452

Rev. ed. of: Techniques for wildlife investigations and management / edited by Clait E. Braun. 6th ed. Bethesda, Md.: Wildlife Society, 2005.

Amphibian Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: C. Kenneth Dodd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199541191

Category: Nature

Page: 556

View: 9286

This practical manual of amphibian ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of amphibian researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study amphibians and to track their conservation status and population trends. The integration of ecology and conservation is a natural outcome of the types of questions posed by these disciplines: how amphibians can and should be sampled, marked, and followed through time; how abundance and population trends are measured; what are the robust statistical methods that can be used in ecology and conservation; what roles do amphibians play in community structure and function; how do animals function in their environment; and what affects the long-term persistence of species assemblages? Although emphasizing field ecology, sections on physiological ecology, genetics, landscape ecology, and disease analysis are also included. The book describes the latest statistical approaches in amphibian field ecology and conservation, as well as the use of models in interpreting field research. Much of this information is scattered in the scientific literature or not readily available, and the intention is to provide an affordable, comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers, and practising conservationists worldwide.

Monitoring Forest Biodiversity

Improving Conservation Through Ecologically Responsible Management

Author: Toby Gardner

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849775109

Category: Nature

Page: 389

View: 8548

The fate of much of the world's terrestrial biodiversity depends upon our ability to improve the management of forest ecosystems that have already been substantially modified by humans. Monitoring is an essential ingredient in meeting this challenge, allowing us to measure the impact of different human activities on biodiversity and identify more responsible ways of managing the environment. Nevertheless many biodiversity monitoring programs are criticised as being little more than 'tick the box' compliance exercises that waste precious resources and erode the credibility of science in the eyes of decision makers and conservation investors. The purpose of this book is to examine the factors that make biodiversity monitoring programs fail or succeed. The first two sections lay out the context and importance of biodiversity monitoring, and shed light on some of the key challenges that have confounded many efforts to date. The third and main section presents an operational framework for developing monitoring programs that have the potential to make a meaningful contribution to forest management. Discussion covers the scoping, design and implementation stages of a forest biodiversity monitoring program, including defining the purpose, goals and objectives of monitoring, indicator selection, and the process of data collection, analysis and interpretation. Underpinning the book is the belief that biodiversity monitoring should be viewed not as a stand-alone exercise in surveillance but rather as an explicit mechanism for learning about how to improve opportunities for conservation. To be successful in this task, monitoring needs to be grounded in clear goals and objectives, effective in generating reliable assessments of changes in biodiversity and realistic in light of real-world financial, logistical and social constraints.

Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats:

A Practical Guide and Case Studies

Author: Clive Hurford,Michael Schneider

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402065651

Category: Nature

Page: 394

View: 5287

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.

Barn Owl Conservation Handbook

A comprehensive guide for ecologists, surveyors, land managers and ornithologists

Author: Barn Owl Trust

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing

ISBN: 1907807349

Category: Science

Page: 395

View: 3780

A comprehensive handbook covering all aspects of the conservation of Barn Owls. Written by the Barn Owl Trust, this book includes in-depth information on Barn Owl survey techniques, relevant ecology, Barn Owls and the law, mortality, habitat management, use of nest boxes and barn Owl rehabilitation. Essential reading for ecologists, planners, land managers and ornithologists.

Carnivore Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: Luigi Boitani,Roger A. Powell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199558523

Category: Nature

Page: 506

View: 6915

Provides concise, yet authoritative descriptions of the most common techniques used to study wild carnivores and to conserve and manage their populations within increasingly human-dominated landscapes.

Anaerobtechnik

Abwasser-, Schlamm- und Reststoffbehandlung, Biogasgewinnung

Author: Karl-Heinz Rosenwinkel,Helmut Kroiss,Norbert Dichtl,Carl-Franz Seyfried,Peter Weiland

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642248950

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 844

View: 6606

In dem Buch wird der neueste Stand anaerober Verfahren erläutert: zur Behandlung von industriellen wie kommunalen Abwässern und Feststoffen sowie zur Vergärung von nachwachsenden Rohstoffen und Abfällen zur Energieerzeugung. Neben den Grundlagen liefert das Praktiker-Handbuch zahlreiche Anwendungsbeispiele. In der 3. Auflage werden die Verfahren der Biogaserzeugung ausführlicher behandelt, neu aufgenommen wurden anaerobe Verfahren der Nährstoffelimination und -rückgewinnung sowie Beiträge zu Emissionen von CO2-Äquivalenten aus anaeroben Verfahren.

Bird Census Techniques

Author: Colin J. Bibby

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780120958313

Category: Nature

Page: 302

View: 2441

In this book there are entire chapters devoted to the most widely used bird counting techniques, and attempts to amalgamate other counting methodologies into major groups were made. Examples of the use of methods are provided wherever possible and the relative value of various approaches for answering specific questions is also addressed. Contents - Acknowledgements. About the Authors. Preface to the Second Edition. Purpose and Design in Counting Birds. Census Errors. Territory Mapping Methods. Line Transects. Point Counts and Point Transects. Relative Measure for Bird Communities in Habitats with High Species Richness. Catching and Marking. Counting Individual Species. Counting Colonial Nesting, Flocking and Migrating Birds. Distribution Studies. Description and Measurement of Bird Habitat. Appendix. References. Species Index. General Index.

Ecology and Conservation of Owls

Author: Ian Newton

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643067943

Category: Nature

Page: 363

View: 2750

The world's owls have become focal species in the conservation movement because some, like the Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) and Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis), are tied to old growth forests and have been adversely affected by the new generation of rodenticides which are more toxic and persistent than old ones and have the potential to cause secondary poisoning to rodent predators.

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