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Corridor Ecology The Science and Practice of Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation

ISBN-10: 1559630965
ISBN-13: 9781559630962
Edition: 2nd 2006
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Description: Corridor Ecology presents guidelines that combine conservation science and practical experience for maintaining, enhancing, and creating connectivity between natural areas with an overarching goal of conserving biodiversity. It offers an objective,  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Corridor Ecology presents guidelines that combine conservation science and practical experience for maintaining, enhancing, and creating connectivity between natural areas with an overarching goal of conserving biodiversity. It offers an objective, carefully interpreted review of the issues and is a one-of-a-kind resource for scientists, landscape architects, planners, land managers, decision-makers, and all those working to protect and restore landscapes and species diversity.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Why Maintain and Restore Connectivity?
Background: Land-Use Change and Habitat Loss
Importance and Types of Land-Use Change
The Limitations of Protected Areas
Environmental Regulation and Incentive-Based Conservation
Reconnecting Our Landscapes
Understanding Fragmentation
Temporal and Spatial Scales
Natural versus Human-Induced Fragmentation
Consequences of Human-Induced Fragmentation
The Ecological Framework
What Is Connectivity?
Island Biogeography
Metapopulation Theory: Conceptual History
Metapopulation Processes
Metacommunity Theory
Key Connectivity Considerations
Approaches to Achieving Habitat Connectivity
What Is a Corridor?
Types of Corridors
Goals of Corridors
Biological Benefits
Benefits to Humans
Role of the Matrix
Landscape Ecology
Traveling the Matrix
Edges and Edge Effects
Effects on Population Dynamics
Habitat for Exotics
Potential Pitfalls of Linking Landscapes
Impacts of Edge Effects
Corridors as Biotic Filters
Facilitation of Invasions
Demographic Impacts
Social Behavior
Genetic-Impacts
Conflicting Scientific Objectives
Economic Impacts
Four Case Studies Analyzed
Corridor Design, Planning, and Implementation
Corridor Design Objectives
Focal Species Considerations
Corridor Quality: Continuity, Composition, and Dimension
Landscape Configuration
Restoring Corridors across the Landscape
Identifying, Prioritizing, and Assessing Corridors
Collaborative Conservation Process
Addressing Scale
Identifying Corridors for Conservation and Restoration
Limiting Factors
Protecting and Restoring Corridors
General Strategies
Land Stewardship and Education
Purchasing Land for Conservation
Restoring Land
Lessons from Corridor Projects
Conclusion
Future Goals and Directions
References
About the Authors
Index

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