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Species Survival in Fragmented Landscapes

Series: Geojournal Library Volume: 35

Edited By: Josef Settele, Chris Margules, Peter Poschlod and Klaus Henle

381 pages, Tbas, figs


Hardback | Dec 1996 | #63802 | ISBN: 0792342399
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The book integrates population biology theory and practice with management of fragmented ecosystems. This has rarely been successfully performed so far, as theory is usually conspicuous by being unconnected with management. Most management guidelines, therefore, tend to be extremely general and based on biography rather than population dynamics. Reviews on the current state of the art in connection with fragmentation research (population biology and genetics) are presented. The focus is put on the most important results of a large German project, which emphasises the application of metapopulation and minimum viable population theory in Central European cultural landscapes. This is supplemented by case studies from the U.K., The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Australia.


Part I Case studies on species survival in fragmented landscapes. Part II A review of species survival in fragmented habitats - theory and approaches. Part III The FIFB Project: FIFB - conceptual frame; FIFB - the hilly landscape of Halle - main study area; FIFB - survival of plants in fragmented landscapes; FIFB - survival of vertebrates in fragmented landscapes; FIFB - survival of butterflies in fragmented landscapes; FIFB - survival of grasshoppers and bush crickets in fragmented landscapes; FIFB- survival of snails in fragmented landscapes; FIFB - genetics, habitat models, and implementation.

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