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Invaluable collection of papers on population and metapopulation models, with accompanying CD-ROM with model files for each species.
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This edited volume is a collection of population and metapopulation models for a wide variety of species, including plants, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Each chapter of the book describes the application of RAMAS GIS 4.0 to one species, with the aim of demonstrating how various life history characteristics of the species are incorporated into the model, and how the results of the model has been or can be used in conservation and management of the species. The book comes with a CD that includes a demo version of the program, and the data files for each species.
1 Introduction Section I. Plants 2 Strategies for Plant Population Viability Modeling 3 Using Population Viability Analysis for Management of an Endangered Australian Shrub, Grevillea caleyi 4 Whitebark Pine Pinus albicaulis in Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, USA 5 The Monkey Puzzle Tree in Southern Chile 6 Banksia goodii in Western Australia Martin Drechsler 7 Erodium paularense in Spain: relevance of microhabitats in population 8 Population viability analysis of the endangered Australian heath shrub, Epacris barbata, subject to recurring fires and disease epidemics Section II. Invertebrates 9 Modelling invertebrates: an overview 10 A carnivorous land snail Tasmaphena lamproides in Tasmania 11 Bush cricket Metrioptera bicolor in Sweden 12 Evaluating habitat management and translocation alternatives for the Puritan Tiger Beetle 13 Giant Velvet Worm Tasmanipatus barretti (Onychophora) in Tasmania, Australia 14 The occupancy pattern of a saproxylic beetle, Osmoderma eremita, in a fragmented landscape predicted from a RAMAS metapopulation model 15 Woodland Brown Butterfly Lopinga achine in Sweden 16 Transmission dynamics of the parasite Echinococcus multilocularis in a patchy environment Section III. Fishes 17 Introduction 18 Population dynamics of the European Mudminnow in the Austrian floodplain of the River Danube: Empirical and modeling studies as a basis for species conservation 19 How many populations are needed for persistence of listed salmon species? Prioritising rehabilitation efforts for the endangered trout cod in the Murray River, southeast Australia using RAMAS Metapop 20 Metapopulation Analysis of Yellowtail Flounder off the Northeastern United States 21 Simulating the dynamics of an Atlantic herring population complex under several harvest regimes 22 A generic framework for evaluating conservation limits and harvest strategies in fisheries management for Pacific Herring Section IV. Amphibians and Reptiles 23 Modeling amphibians and reptiles: an overview 24 Population viability analysis of great crested newts (Triturus cristatus): the effects of metapopulation structure and juvenile dispersal 25 Houston toad Bufo houstonensis in Bastrop County, Texas 26 Edge effects and population viability of eastern indigo snakes 27 Fire management for the Frill-necked Lizard Chlamydosaurus kingii in northern Australia 28 Modelling juvenile reintroduction and spatial management strategies for metapopulation establishment of the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) 29 Exploring the metapopulation dynamics of the southern Great Barrier Reef green sea turtle stock and the possible consequences of sex biased local harvesting Section V. Birds 30 Modeling Birds: An Overview 31 Conservation and management of the yellow-shouldered parrot (Amazona barbadensis) on the islands of Margarita and La Blanquilla, Venezuela 32 Golden-cheeked Warbler Dendroica chrysoparia in Central Texas 33 Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus in western Switzerland 34 Projected Effects Of Sea-Level Rise On The Population Viability Of Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus) 35 Assessing options for establishing a new wild population of the helmeted honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops cassidix) 36 Wandering Albatross Metapopulation in the Southern Oceans Section VI. Mammals 37 Mammal Population Viability Modelling 38 Snowshoe Hares in a dynamic, managed landscape 39 Conservation of Florida Key Deer 40 Harvesting of Turkish Mouflon Ovis gmelinii anatolica in Central Anatolia 41 Sindh Ibex in Kirthar National Park, Pakistan 42 Biological uncertainty and extinction risk for Steller sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus) 43 Using Models to Guide Recovery Efforts for the Florida Panther Appendix: Using RAMAS GIS