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Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation: Moving from Perspectives to Principles

Handbook / Manual

Series: Conservation Science and Practice Volume: 1

By: David B Lindenmayer (Editor), Richard J Hobbs (Editor)

587 pages, illus


Paperback | Sep 2007 | #164588 | ISBN-13: 9781405159142
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About this book

The distinctive relationships between landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation are highlighted in this original and useful guide to the theory and practice of ecological landscape design. Using original, ecologically-based landscape design principles, the text underscores current thinking in landscape management and conservation. It offers a blend of theoretical and practical information that is illustrated with case studies drawn from across the globe.

Key insights by some of the world's leading experts in landscape ecology and conservation biology make Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation an essential volume for anyone involved in landscape management, natural resource planning, or biodiversity conservation.


Foreword: Landscapes in Peril

1. Introduction. David B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 1: Classification of Landscapes and Terminology
2. The Whole Elephant: Classification and Terminology as Tools for Achieving Generality in Landscape Ecology. S. Mcintyre
3. Enacting Landscape Design: from Specific Cases to General Principles. Yrjo Haila
4. Landscape Models for Use in Studies of Landscape Change and Habitat Fragmentation. David B. Lindenmayer and J. Fischer
5. Synthesis: Landscape Classification. David. B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 2: Habitat, Habitat Loss, and Patch Sizes
6. Remnant Geometry, Landscape Morphology, and Principles and Procedures for Landscape Design. Ralph Macnally
7. Estimating Minimum Habitat for Population Persistence. Lenore Fahrig
8. Habitat and Landscape Design: Concepts, Constraints, and Opportunities. James R. Miller
9. Synthesis: Habitat, Habitat Loss, and Patch Sizes. David B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 3: Structure, Degradation, and Condition
10. Nature's Infinite Variety: Conservation Choice and Management for Dynamic Ecological Systems. J.C.Z. Woinarski
11. The Diverse Impacts of Grazing, Fire, and Weeds: How Ecological Theory Can Inform Conservation Management. Don A. Driscoll
12. Forest Landscape Structure, Degradation, and Condition: Some Commentary and Fundamental Principles. Jerry F. Franklin and Mark E. Swanson
13. Synthesis: Structure, Degradation, and Condition. David B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 4: Edge Effects
14. Incorporating Edges Effects into Landscape Design and Management. Thomas D. Sisk
15. Edge Effects. David B. Lindenmayer and J. Fischer
16. Edges: Where Landscape Elements Meet. Gary W. Luck
17. Synthesis: Edge Effects. David B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 5: Total Vegetation Cover, Pattern, Patch Content
18. Emergent Properties of Land Mosaics: Implications for Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation. Andrew F. Bennett and James Q. Radford
19. Assessing the Biodiversity Value of Stands and Patches in a Landscape Context. Philip Gibbons, S.V. Briggs, Andre Zerger, Danielle Ayers, Julian Seddon, and Stuart Doyle
20. Avoiding Irreversible Change: Considerations for Vegetation Cover, Vegetation Structure, and Species Composition. Joern Fischer and David B. Lindenmayer
21. Synthesis: Total Vegetation Cover, Pattern, and Patch Content. David. B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 6: Connectivity, Corridors, Stepping Stones
22. Corridors, Connectivity, and Biological Conservation. F.K.A. Schmiegelow
23. Focal Species for Determining Connectivity Requirements in Conservation Planning. Reed F. Noss
24. Connectivity, Corridors, and Stepping Stones. Denis A. Saunders
25. Synthesis: Corridors, Connectivity, and Stepping Stones. David B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 7: Individual Species Management - Threatened Taxa and Invasive Species
26. Individual Species Management: Threatened Taxa and Invasive Species. Daniel Simberloff
27. Managing Landscapes for Vulnerable, Invasive, and Disease Species. Erika Zavaleta and Jae Ryan Pasari
28. Tools for Conserving Individual Plant Species in Dynamic Landscapes. Mark Burgman, Jane Elith, Emma Gorrod, and Bonnie Wintle
29. Synthesis: Individual Species Management - Threatened Taxa and Invasive Species. David B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 8: Ecosystems and Ecosystem Processes
30. Ecosystems, Ecosystem Processes, and Global Change: Implications for Landscape Design. Adrian D. Manning
31. The Costs of Losing and Restoring Ecosystem Services. H.A. Mooney
32. Managing Disturbance Across Scales: An Essential Consideration for Landscape Management and Design. Viki A. Cramer
33. Synthesis: Ecosystems and Ecosystem Processes. David B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 9: Disturbance, Resilience, and Recovery
34. Disturbance, Resilience, and Recovery: A Resilience Perspective On Landscape Dynamics. Brian Walker
35. Core Principles for Using Natural Disturbance Regimes to Inform Landscape Management. Malcolm L. Hunter Jr
36. Synthesis: Disturbance, Resilience, and Recover. David B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 10: Aquatic Ecosystems and Integrity
37. Principles for Conserving Wetlands in Managed Landscapes. Aram J.K. Calhoun
38. Flowing Waters in the Landscape. P.S. Lake
39. Water in the Landscape: the Coupling of Aquatic Ecosystems and their Catchments. Peter Cullen
40. Synthesis: Aquatic Ecosystems and Integrity. David B. Lindenmayer and Richard J. Hobbs

Section 11: Bringing It All Together
41. Does Conservation Need Landscape Ecology? A Perspective from Both Sides of the Divide. John A. Wiens
42. What are We Conserving? Establishing Multiscale Conservation Goals and Objectives in the Face of Global Threats. J. Michael Scott and Timothy H. Tear
43. Goals, Targets, and Priorities for Landscape-Scale Restoration. Richard J. Hobbs
44. A Contribution to the Development of a Conceptual Framework for Landscape Management: A Landscape State and Transition Model. Peter Cale
45. Principles of Landscape Design that Emerge from a Formal Problem-Solving Approach. Hugh P. Possingham and Emily Nicholson
46. From Perspective to Principles: Where to from Here? Richard J. Hobbs and David B. Lindenmayer


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David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor in the Center for Resource & Environmental Studies at The Australian National University in Canberra. He runs six large-scale landscape studies in south-eastern Australia and has written 18 books and 260 scientific articles on conservation biology, landscape ecology, wildlife biology, forest ecology and management, and woodland conservation and management.

Richard Hobbs is an Australian Professorial Fellow in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. He has broad interests spanning restoration ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology and vegetation management. He has published 17 books and 266 scientific articles in these areas of research and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

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