A Handbook of Techniques
Author: Malcolm Ausden
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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.
Author: William J. Sutherland,David A. Hill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The essential habitat by habitat guide to conservation management for practitioners of ecology and land management.
A Practical Handbook
Author: Peter Kirby
Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd
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."
A Guide for Land Managers, Land Owners and Their Advisors
Author: Abigail Entwistle
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.
Author: Franccesa Gherardi,Claudia Corti,Manuela Gualtieri
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
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.
A Practical Guide and Case Studies
Author: Clive Hurford,Michael Schneider
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
recent progress in African studies
Author: S. S. Ajayi,L. B. Halstead
Population dynamics and monitoring; Wildlife inventory by remote sensing techniques; The concept and practice of ecological monitoring over large areas of land: the systematic reconnaissance flight (SRF); Large scale measurement of habitat structure and condition and its use in interpreting animal distribution; Matrix approach to population dynamics; A model for predicting age in ungulates; Predator-prey interactions: a case study in the Masai-Mara Game Reserves, Kenya; Sample drive count of larger mammals by means of systematic belt transects; Veterinary aspects of ecological monitoring; Distribution of wildlife in relation to the water-holes in Tsavo National Park (East), Kenya; Habitat utilization; Big game utilization of natural mineral licks; Habitat management for wildlife conservation with respect to fire, salt lick, and water regime; The nutritive value of browse and its importance in traditional pastoralism; Species preferences of domestic ruminants grazing Nigerian Savannah; The use of faecal analyses in studying food habits of west African ungulates; Habitat selection and economic importance of rodents in moor plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria; Body weight, diet and reproduction of rats and mice in the forest zones of south-western Nigeria; Some aspects of the physiology of the domesticated African giant rat; Fire: The implications of woodland burning for wildlife management; An appraisal of the savannah burning problem; Effects of burning treatments on the standing crop and litter depositin in the grassland savannah of the Kainji Lake National Park; The effects of burning and grazing on the productivity and numbers of plants in Rwenzori National Park, Uganda; Management, training and education; What is wildlife management?; Management planning and practice: case histories from Mali and Benin; An ecological management plant for the Kainji Lake National Park; Some problems encountered in the field study of the grasscutter (thryonomys swinderianus) population in Ghana; The role of the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, in reaching and research in wildlife management.
A Theoretical Basis & Practical Guide
Author: Mike Alexander
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
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.
Author: Loren M. Smith,Roger L. Pederson,Richard M. Kaminski
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Category: Business & Economics
This important compilation on habitat management for waterfowl throughout North America addresses practicing waterfowl biologists and managers, researchers, and students of waterfowl ecology and management.
Concepts and Applications in Forestry, Second Edition
Author: Brenda C. McComb
Publisher: CRC Press
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.
Author: J. Patrick Doody
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book series looks at each of the main coastal habitats – salt marshes, sand dunes and sand/shingle shores, modified coastal grazing marshes/salinas and sea cliffs in turn. Each habitat is described in relation to its natural development and the way this has been influenced by human actions. The different states in which the habitats exist are reviewed against the pressures exerted upon them. Options for management are considered and the likely consequences of taking a particular course of action are highlighted.
Author: Joshua Millspaugh,Frank R. Thompson
Publisher: Academic Press
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
Research, Management and Policy
Author: William J. Sutherland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring
Author: David Hill,Matthew Fasham,Graham Tucker,Michael Shewry,Philip Shaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Biodiversity is recognised to be of global importance, yet species and habitats continue to be under increasing pressure from human-induced influences. Environmental concerns are high on the political agenda, driving increased legislation to protect the natural environment. The starting point for much of this legislation is the requirement for a comprehensive biodiversity audit. For those needing to undertake such audits, this Handbook, first published in 2005, provides standard procedures which will enable practitioners to better monitor the condition of the biodiversity resource, resulting in improved data upon which to base future policy decisions and actions. Organised in three parts, the Handbook first addresses planning, covering method selection, experimental design, sampling strategy, and data analysis and evaluation. The second part describes survey, evaluation and monitoring methods for a broad range of habitats. Part three considers species and provides information on general methods before addressing specific methods of survey and monitoring for the major taxonomic groups.