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Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry

Provides a newly updated edition of a successful textbook that integrates forest planning principles with habitat ecology and conservation ecology
Includes new chapters covering why habitat matters; cultural effects on habitat patterns; managing fire in forests; urban forests and habitat elements; and managing woodlots in agricultural environments
Presents material in a species-specific manner, considering potential effects of management decisions on biodiversity conservation
Describes case studies in each chapter to illustrate how the concepts can be applied to achieve habitat objectives
Contains several useful appendices, including common and scientific names; measuring and interpreting habitat elements; and using wildlife habitat relationship models

By: Brenda C McComb (Author)

385 pages, 183 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 22 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Sep 2015 | Edition: 2 | #223651 | ISBN-13: 9781439878569
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Balancing species-specific management with biodiversity conservation concerns, Wildlife Habitat Management integrates silvicultural and forest planning techniques with principles of habitat ecology and conservation biology. The updated edition includes six new chapters, five added case studies, and new appendices on measuring and interpreting habitat elements as well as on using wildlife habitat relationship models. The chapters cover a broad range of topics including habitat selection, management, and patterns; forest composition; dynamics of disturbance ecology; approaches to manage biodiversity; riparian and wetland area management; landscape management; assessment and prioritization policies; monitoring techniques; and legal/ethical issues.


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Contents

- Introduction
- Humans as a Forest Dependent Species - Why Habitat Matters
- Vertebrate Habitat Selection
- Forest Structure and Composition
- The Physical Environment and Habitat Patterns
- Cultural Effects on Habitat Patterns
- Disturbance Ecology and Habitat Dynamics
- Silviculture and Habitat Management: Even-Aged Systems
- Silviculture and Habitat Management: Uneven-Aged Systems
- Desired Future Conditions
- Riparian and Wetland Area Management
- Dead Wood Management
- Managing Fire in Forests
- Urban Forests and Habitat Elements
- Landscape Structure and Composition
- Landscape Connections
- Managing woodlots in Agricultural Environments
- Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation
- Landscape Management Plans
- Ecoregional Assessments and Prioritization
- Viable Populations in Dynamic Forests
- Monitoring Habitat Elements and Populations
- Forest Sustainability and Habitat Management
- Regulatory and Legal Considerations
- Should I Manage a Forest?

Appendix 1: Common and Scientific Names of Species Mentioned in the Text
Appendix 2: Glossary
Appendix 3: Measuring and Interpreting Habitat Elements
Appendix 4. Using Estimates of Forest Structure and Composition to Estimate Species That Could Occur in Your Stand - Using Wildlife Habitat Relationships Models
Appendix 5. Using a Stand Growth and Yield Model to Project Habitat Elements (FVS)


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Biography

Brenda C. McComb, PhD, is Professor and Head, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis. She directs and leads an interdisciplinary program of graduate and undergraduate teaching, extension, and research in a large natural resources program.

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