Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change
Score: 4
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Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change


  • Author : David B. Lindenmayer
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-22
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 159726606X


Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change Book Description :

Habitat loss and degradation that comes as a result of human activity is the single biggest threat to biodiversity in the world today. Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change is a groundbreaking work that brings together a wealth of information from a wide range of sources to define the ecological problems caused by landscape change and to highlight the relationships among landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation. The book: synthesizes a large body of information from the scientific literature considers key theoretical principles for examining and predicting effects examines the range of effects that can arise explores ways of mitigating impacts reviews approaches to studying the problem discusses knowledge gaps and future areas for research and management Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change offers a unique mix of theoretical and practical information, outlining general principles and approaches and illustrating those principles with case studies from around the world. It represents a definitive overview and synthesis on the full range of topics that fall under the widely used but often vaguely defined term "habitat fragmentation."

Food Chains in a Forest Habitat

Food Chains in a Forest Habitat


  • Author : Isaac Nadeau
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 0823957586


Food Chains in a Forest Habitat Book Description :

Discusses the different levels of the food chain found in the forest.

White tailed Deer Habitat

White tailed Deer Habitat


  • Author : Timothy E. Fulbright
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Electronic book
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 160344565X


White tailed Deer Habitat Book Description :

For most of the last century, range management meant managing land for livestock. How well a landowner grew the grass that cattle ate was the best measure of success. In this century, landowners look to hunting and wildlife viewing for income; rangeland is now also wildlife habitat, and they are managing their land not just for cattle but also for wildlife, most notably deer and quail. Unlike other books on white-tailed deer in places where rainfall is relatively high and the environment stable, this book takes an ecological approach to deer management in the semiarid lands of Oklahoma, Texas, and northern Mexico. These are the least productive of white-tail habitats, where periodic drought punctuates long-term weather patterns. The book's focus on this landscape across political borders is one of its original and lasting contributions. Another is its contention that good management is based on ecological principles that guide the manager's thinking about: Habitat Requirements of White-Tailed Deer White-Tailed Deer Nutrition Carrying Capacity Habitat Manipulation Predators Hunting Timothy Edward Fulbright is a Regents Professor and the Meadows Professor in Semiarid Land Ecology at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville. J. Alfonso Ortega-S., is an associate professor at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

The Habitat of Australia s Aboriginal Languages

The Habitat of Australia s Aboriginal Languages


  • Author : Gerhard Leitner
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110197846


The Habitat of Australia s Aboriginal Languages Book Description :

The languages of Aboriginal Australians have attracted a considerable amount of interest among scholars from such diverse fields as linguistics, political studies, archaeology or social history. As a result, there is a large number of studies on a variety of issues to do with Aboriginal Australian languages and the social contexts in which they are used. There is, however, no integrative reader that is easily accessible to the non-specialist in any of the areas concerned. The collection edited by Leitner and Malcolm fills this gap. Looking at Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and their changing habitats from pre-colonial times to the present, the book covers languages from a structural and functional linguistic perspective, moves on to the issue of cultural maintenance and then turns to language policy, planning and the educational and legal dimensions. Among the many themes discussed are: the social and linguistic history of language contact after 1788 (including the Macassans); the demographic base of indigenous languages; traditional indigenous languages; results of language contact such as the modification of traditional languages and the rise of contact languages (pidgins, creoles, esp. Kriol, Torres Strait Creole, and Aboriginal English); the impact of the Aboriginal languages on mainstream Australian English; maintenance, shift, revival and documentation of indigenous and contact languages; language planning; language in education; language in the media; language in the law courts. The contributors are leading experts in their fields. The book can serve as a reader for university courses but also as a state-of-the-art work and resource for specialists like applied linguists or educational planners.

Wildlife Habitat Relationships
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Wildlife Habitat Relationships


  • Author : Michael L. Morrison
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 1597266337


Wildlife Habitat Relationships Book Description :

Wildlife-Habitat Relationships goes beyond introductory wildlife biology texts to provide wildlife professionals and students with an understanding of the importance of habitat relationships in studying and managing wildlife. The book offers a unique synthesis and critical evaluation of data, methods, and studies, along with specific guidance on how to conduct rigorous studies. Now in its third edition, Wildlife-Habitat Relationships combines basic field zoology and natural history, evolutionary biology, ecological theory, and quantitative tools in explaining ecological processes and their influence on wildlife and habitats. Also included is a glossary of terms that every wildlife professional should know. Michael L. Morrison is professor and Caesar Kleberg Chair in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. Bruce G. Marcot is wildlife ecologist with the USDA Forest Service in Portland, Oregon. R. William Mannan is professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Landowner s Guide to Wildlife Habitat

Landowner s Guide to Wildlife Habitat


  • Author : Richard M. DeGraaf
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN 10 : 1584654678


Landowner s Guide to Wildlife Habitat Book Description :

An easy-to-use guide for enhancing wildlife habitat quality, timber values, and the appearance of forest lands.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity


  • Author : Jerome P. Baggett
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 1566398037


Habitat for Humanity Book Description :

Habitat for Humanity®, a grassroots house-building ministry founded in 1976 by evangelical Christians, is one of the best-known and most widely popular nonprofit organizations in operation today. With approximately 1500 local Habitat affiliates in the United States and more than 85,000 homes primarily by mobilizing concerned citizens, who include about 250,000 American volunteers each year. The author tells the story of Habitat's development and the special fervor it evokes among volunteers and those for whom it builds houses. Through interviews with staff, he also provides a look into the organizational dynamics of Habitat, a non-profit whose religious mission for social change is inevitably affected by the instrumental, bottom-line orientation of the state and the market.Baggett argues that Habitat is an examine of a particular social form of religion, the paradenominational organization, that is uniquely adapted to the climate of the modern world. It is one of the vital forms that voluntarism takes today.

Food Chains in a Meadow Habitat

Food Chains in a Meadow Habitat


  • Author : Isaac Nadeau
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2001-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 0823957624


Food Chains in a Meadow Habitat Book Description :

Describes the meadow environment, and the levels of the food chain found there and how it works.