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Edited By: C Hurford and M Schneider
394 pages, 145 illus in colour
Over the past 50 years, changing management practices have led to large-scale habitat degradation and loss in Europe. Monitoring has an important role to play in restoring the conservation interest of these habitats, many of which have a history of cultural land use.
This book highlights the need for effective communication between ecologists, conservationalists and land managers, and for well-informed conservation management decisions. Initially, it outlines the decision-making process involved in setting measurable conservation goals, and then describes how to develop efficient and reliable monitoring projects that feed back into management. The case study sites cover a variety of habitats and species, including several protected by Natura 2000 legislation, and conservation areas ranging from only a few hectares to many thousands of hectares. The same basic approach was used regardless of the habitat, species or size of area being monitored.
From the contents: Contributing Authors. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Part I An introduction to conservation monitoring: Monitoring in cultural habitats.- Part II Traditional approaches to data collection: The roles of survey.- Part III Developing projects for monitoring habitats: Developing a habitat monitoring project.- Part IV The case studies: The monitoring case studies.- Part V Woodland monitoring: Woodland management.- Part VI Using information from remote images: Using Earth Observation to monitor habitats.- Part VII Looking to the future: The challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.- Appendix I: Glossary and abbreviations. Subject index.
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