Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes Book

Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes


  • Author : Joshua Millspaugh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-28
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 0080920160

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Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes Excerpt :

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

Spatial Complexity  Informatics  and Wildlife Conservation Book

Spatial Complexity Informatics and Wildlife Conservation


  • Author : Samuel A. Cushman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-12-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 9784431877714

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Spatial Complexity Informatics and Wildlife Conservation Excerpt :

As Earth faces the greatest mass extinction in 65 million years, the present is a moment of tremendous foment and emergence in ecological science. With leaps in advances in ecological research and the technical tools available, scientists face the critical task of challenging policymakers and the public to recognize the urgency of our global crisis. This book focuses directly on the interplay between theory, data, and analytical methodology in the rapidly evolving fields of animal ecology, conservation, and management. The mixture of topics of particular current relevance includes landscape ecology, remote sensing, spatial modeling, geostatistics, genomics, and ecological informatics. The greatest interest to the practicing scientist and graduate student will be the synthesis and integration of these topics to provide a composite view of the emerging field of spatial ecological informatics and its applications in research and management.

Wildlife Management and Landscapes Book

Wildlife Management and Landscapes


  • Author : William F. Porter
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421440194

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Wildlife Management and Landscapes Excerpt :

"This edited collection considers how landscapes designed by humans contain multiple ecosystems for animals and plants. Using quantitative methods, the contributors explain how to model what components of a landscape are critical to species of interest"--

Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology Book

Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology


  • Author : C. Ashton Drew
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441973900

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Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology Excerpt :

Most projects in Landscape Ecology, at some point, define a species-habitat association. These models are inherently spatial, dealing with landscapes and their configurations. Whether coding behavioral rules for dispersal of simulated organisms through simulated landscapes, or designing the sampling extent of field surveys and experiments in real landscapes, landscape ecologists must make assumptions about how organisms experience and utilize the landscape. These convenient working postulates allow modelers to project the model in time and space, yet rarely are they explicitly considered. The early years of landscape ecology necessarily focused on the evolution of effective data sources, metrics, and statistical approaches that could truly capture the spatial and temporal patterns and processes of interest. Now that these tools are well established, we reflect on the ecological theories that underpin the assumptions commonly made during species distribution modeling and mapping. This is crucial for applying models to questions of global sustainability. Due to the inherent use of GIS for much of this kind of research, and as several authors’ research involves the production of multicolored map figures, there would be an 8-page color insert. Additional color figures could be made available through a digital archive, or by cost contributions of the chapter authors. Where applicable, would be relevant chapters’ GIS data and model code available through a digital archive. The practice of data and code sharing is becoming standard in GIS studies, is an inherent method of this book, and will serve to add additional research value to the book for both academic and practitioner audiences.

Forest Landscape Restoration Book

Forest Landscape Restoration


  • Author : John Stanturf
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-11-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400753266

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Forest Landscape Restoration Excerpt :

Restoration ecology, as a scientific discipline, developed from practitioners’ efforts to restore degraded land, with interest also coming from applied ecologists attracted by the potential for restoration projects to apply and/or test developing theories on ecosystem development. Since then, forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged as a practical approach to forest restoration particularly in developing countries, where an approach which is both large-scale and focuses on meeting human needs is required. Yet despite increased investigation into both the biological and social aspects of FLR, there has so far been little success in systematically integrating these two complementary strands. Bringing experts in landscape studies, natural resource management and forest restoration, together with those experienced in conflict management, environmental economics and urban studies, this book bridges that gap to define the nature and potential of FLR as a truly multidisciplinary approach to a global environmental problem. The book will provide a valuable reference to graduate students and researchers interested in ecological restoration, forest ecology and management, as well as to professionals in environmental restoration, natural resource management, conservation, and environmental policy.

Wildlife Habitat Management Book

Wildlife Habitat Management


  • Author : Brenda C. McComb
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439878583

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Wildlife Habitat Management Excerpt :

Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the authored book categoryIn 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 fore

E Planning and Collaboration  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book

E Planning and Collaboration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications


  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 1742
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522556473

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E Planning and Collaboration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Excerpt :

As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. E-planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards urban environments. E-Planning and Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the emerging interdisciplinary areas of e-planning and collaboration. Including innovative studies on data management, urban development, and crowdsourcing, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for planners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students interested in how recent technological advancements are enhancing the traditional practices in e-planning.

Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation Book

Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation


  • Author : Christopher A. Lepczyk
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520953895

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Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation Excerpt :

Now that more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, the study of birds in urban ecosystems has emerged at the forefront of ornithological research. An international team of leading researchers in urban bird ecology and conservation from across Europe and North America presents the state of this diverse field, addressing classic questions while proposing new directions for further study. Areas of particular focus include the processes underlying patterns of species shifts along urban-rural gradients, the demography of urban birds and the role of citizen science, and human-avian interaction in urban areas. This important reference fills a crucial need for scientists, planners, and managers of urban spaces and all those interested in the study and conservation of birds in the world’s expanding metropolises.

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics Book

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics


  • Author : Thomas, Ken D.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2015-04-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466684348

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Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics Excerpt :

With a current world population that exceeds seven billion, resource consumption awareness is more important than ever. Investing in sustainable technologies and renewable resources is a necessary step to ensure the future quality of life of all human beings. The Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Economics explores topics such as poverty, gender equality, health, security, and the environment through global empirical studies and fundamental frameworks. With the goal of promoting sustainable techniques for the global future, this handbook is a critical reference for business leaders, educators, policymakers, environmental specialists, and the public at large.

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications


  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-09-07
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 1707
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522570318

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Smart Cities and Smart Spaces Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Excerpt :

As populations have continued to grow and expand, many people have made their homes in cities around the globe. With this increase in city living, it is becoming vital to create intelligent urban environments that efficiently support this growth and simultaneously provide friendly and progressive environments to both businesses and citizens alike. Smart Cities and Smart Spaces: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source that discusses social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding the evolution of smart cities. Highlighting a range of topics such as smart destinations, urban planning, and intelligent communities, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, architects, facility managers, policymakers, academicians, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge on the emerging trends and topics involving smart cities.

Global Resources and the Environment Book

Global Resources and the Environment


  • Author : Chadwick Dearing Oliver
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107172937

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Global Resources and the Environment Excerpt :

An illustrated overview of the sustainability of natural resources and the social and environmental issues surrounding their distribution and demand.

Wildlife Habitat Conservation Book

Wildlife Habitat Conservation


  • Author : Michael L. Morrison
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421416113

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Wildlife Habitat Conservation Excerpt :

Also ideal for undergraduate and graduate natural resource and conservation courses, the book is organized perfectly for a one-semester class.

Population Ecology in Practice Book

Population Ecology in Practice


  • Author : Brett K. Sandercock
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-02-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470674147

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A synthesis of contemporary analytical and modeling approaches in population ecology The book provides an overview of the key analytical approaches that are currently used in demographic, genetic, and spatial analyses in population ecology. The chapters present current problems, introduce advances in analytical methods and models, and demonstrate the applications of quantitative methods to ecological data. The book covers new tools for designing robust field studies; estimation of abundance and demographic rates; matrix population models and analyses of population dynamics; and current approaches for genetic and spatial analysis. Each chapter is illustrated by empirical examples based on real datasets, with a companion website that offers online exercises and examples of computer code in the R statistical software platform. Fills a niche for a book that emphasizes applied aspects of population analysis Covers many of the current methods being used to analyse population dynamics and structure Illustrates the application of specific analytical methods through worked examples based on real datasets Offers readers the opportunity to work through examples or adapt the routines to their own datasets using computer code in the R statistical platform Population Ecology in Practice is an excellent book for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in population ecology or ecological statistics, as well as established researchers needing a desktop reference for contemporary methods used to develop robust population assessments.