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Indicators and Surrogates of Biodiversity and Environmental Change

  • Explores and articulates new perspectives and insights into the development and application of surrogates and indicators in natural resource management and conservation
  • Examines the use and efficacy of surrogates and indicators of management success in different ecological realms – terrestrial, freshwater, marine and atmospheric
  • Identifies current gaps in the knowledge and application of this important subject, and articulates what needs to be done to close those gaps in research and practice
  • Includes insights form the world’s leading thinkers in the area of surrogates and indicators

By: David B Lindenmayer(Editor), Philip Barton(Editor), Jennifer Pierson(Editor)

203 pages, 25 b/w photos and illustrations, tables

Productivity Press

Paperback | Nov 2015 | #225628 | ISBN-13: 9781498748704
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About this book

Ecological surrogates and indicators are used widely by resource managers because they provide a simpler way to monitor and understand complex biota and ecosystem processes. The potential for surrogates and indicators to guide complex resource management has meant they have been proposed for use in all ecosystems worldwide. Indicators and Surrogates of Biodiversity and Environmental Change draws together research about surrogates and indicators, where to use them, where not to use them, and how they can be best used in cases where they are proposed for application.


General Introduction
Overview of indicators and surrogates
Indicators and Surrogates in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Indicators and Surrogates in Aquatic Ecosystems
Indicators and surrogates in Marine Ecosystems
Indicators and Surrogates in Atmospheric Ecosystems
Surrogates and Genetics
Policy Perspectives
General Conclusions

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