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Detecting And Responding To Alien Plant Incursions

Author : John R. Wilson
ISBN : 9781107095601
Genre : Nature
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A comprehensive guide to the proactive management of alien plants, synthesising the most current global theory and best management practice.

Species Conservation

Author : Jamieson A. Copsey
ISBN : 9781108695831
Genre : Nature
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This book brings together leading conservation practitioners to reflect on their response to the current global biodiversity crisis, through the lens of island species recovery and management. Initial chapters cover the biological understanding of small population biology and the growing threat of invasive species, while subsequent chapters discuss the management of these threats and the complexity of leading projects within a dynamic and still relatively unknown system. Multiple case studies from islands worldwide illustrate key points, allowing readers to draw on the first-hand practical experience of experienced professionals. This resource will be invaluable to both current and future conservation professionals, helping them to go beyond disciplinary 'comfort zones' and develop, manage and lead projects over extensive timeframes in a way that brings others with them on the journey.

Ecology And Conservation Of Forest Birds

Author : Grzegorz Mikusiński
ISBN : 9781107072138
Genre : Nature
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An authoritative review of the ecology of forest birds and their conservation issues throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

Plant Invasions In Protected Areas

Author : Llewellyn C. Foxcroft
ISBN : 9789400777507
Genre : Science
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This book is the first comprehensive global review of all aspects of alien plant invasions in protected areas. It provides insights into advances in invasion ecology emanating from work in protected areas, and the link to locally relevant management support for protected areas. The book provides in-depth case studies, illuminating interesting and insightful knowledge that can be shared across the global protected area network. The book includes the collective understanding of 80 ecologists and managers to extract as much information as possible that will support the long-term management of protected areas, and the biodiversity and associated ecosystem services they maintain. “This outstanding volume draws together pretty much all that can be said on this topic, ranging from the science, through policy, to practical action”. Dr. Simon N. Stuart, IUCN Species Survival Commission, UK. "This important and timely volume addresses two of the most serious problems affecting biodiversity conservation today: assessing the extent to which protected areas are impacted by biological invasions and the complex problems of managing these impacts. Written by leading specialists, it provides a comprehensive overview of the issues and gives detailed examples drawn from protected areas across the world". Professor Vernon H. Heywood, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, UK

Habitat Suitability And Distribution Models

Author : Antoine Guisan
ISBN : 9780521765138
Genre : Nature
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This book introduces the key stages of niche-based habitat suitability model building, evaluation and prediction required for understanding and predicting future patterns of species and biodiversity. Beginning with the main theory behind ecological niches and species distributions, the book proceeds through all major steps of model building, from conceptualization and model training to model evaluation and spatio-temporal predictions. Extensive examples using R support graduate students and researchers in quantifying ecological niches and predicting species distributions with their own data, and help to address key environmental and conservation problems. Reflecting this highly active field of research, the book incorporates the latest developments from informatics and statistics, as well as using data from remote sources such as satellite imagery. A website at www.unil.ch/hsdm contains the codes and supporting material required to run the examples and teach courses.

Climate And Plant Distribution

Author : F. I. Woodward
ISBN : 0521282144
Genre : Science
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Correlation between plant distribution and climate is examined over different time and space scales to determine the mechanisms of control in physiological and biochemical terms.

Biodiversity In Dead Wood

Author : Jogeir N. Stokland
ISBN : 9780521888738
Genre : Science
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A comprehensive overview of wood-inhabiting fungi, insects and vertebrates, discussing habitat requirements along with strategies for maintaining biodiversity.

Bird Conservation And Agriculture

Author : Jeremy D. Wilson
ISBN : 9780521571814
Genre : Nature
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Using case studies of 16 species, the authors explore relationships between bird populations and agricultural land management.

Mapping Species Distributions

Author : Janet Franklin
ISBN : 9781139485296
Genre : Nature
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Maps of species' distributions or habitat suitability are required for many aspects of environmental research, resource management and conservation planning. These include biodiversity assessment, reserve design, habitat management and restoration, species and habitat conservation plans and predicting the effects of environmental change on species and ecosystems. The proliferation of methods and uncertainty regarding their effectiveness can be daunting to researchers, resource managers and conservation planners alike. Franklin summarises the methods used in species distribution modeling (also called niche modeling) and presents a framework for spatial prediction of species distributions based on the attributes (space, time, scale) of the data and questions being asked. The framework links theoretical ecological models of species distributions to spatial data on species and environment, and statistical models used for spatial prediction. Providing practical guidelines to students, researchers and practitioners in a broad range of environmental sciences including ecology, geography, conservation biology, and natural resources management.

The Ants

Author : Bert Hölldobler
ISBN : 9780674040755
Genre : Nature
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Discusses the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of ants

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