Ecosystem Management Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation

ISBN-10: 1559638249
ISBN-13: 9781559638241
Edition: 2nd 2002
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

This text aims to engage students in active problem-solving using the detailed landscape scenarios that face the modern resource manager and scientist. It emphasizes the intricate ecological, socioeconomic and institutional matrix in which natural resource management functions.

Preface
About the Authors
Essay Contributors
Introduction: New Approaches for a New Millennium
The Appearance of Ecosystem Management
How to Use This Book
An Overview and the Flow of the Text
The Conceptual Toolbox
The Landscape Scenarios
The ROLE Model
The ROLE Model Agreement
The Round Lake Ecosystem
The Social and Economic Setting
Special Resources
Special Interests and Issues
SnowPACT
The Snow River Ecosystem
The Social and Economic Setting
People, Places, and Interests
Special Resources
PDQ Revival
The PDQ Ecosystem
The PDQ Region
PDQ Lands and Land Uses
Natural Resources and Issues
Getting a Grip on Ecosystem Management
The Evolution of Natural Resource Management Toward Ecosystem Management
A Comparison of Traditional Management and Ecosystem Management
From Command and Control to Adaptive Ecosystem Management
The Pathology of Natural Resource Management
The Need for Resilience
A Model of Ecosystem Management
A Closer Look at Ecosystem Management
Common Misconceptions About Ecosystem Management
Information, Organizational Behavior, and Command and Control
References and Suggested Readings
Incorporating Uncertainty and Complexity into Management
Sources of Complexity and Uncertainty in Natural Resource Management
Environmental Variation
Biological Variation in Small Populations
Nonindependence of Events and Interactions
Uncertainties in the Human Realm
Dealing with Complexity and Uncertainty
References and Suggested Readings
Ecosystem Management in Policy and Practice
Adaptive Management
Adaptive Management: Another Way to Learn
Active Adaptive Management
The Glen Canyon Dam
Idaho Elk Management
Passive Adaptive Management
The Northwest Forest Management Plan
The North American Waterfowl Plan
Adaptive Management as Documented Trial and Error
Conditions Necessary for Successful Adaptive Management
Ecological Conditions
Socioeconomic Conditions
Institutional Conditions
References and Suggested Readings
The Biological and Ecological Background
Genetic Diversity in Ecosystem Management
What Is Genetic Diversity?
A Look at Heterozygosity
How Is Genetic Diversity Lost?
The Loss of Genetic Diversity in Small Populations
Changes in Patterns of Genetic Diversity Among Populations
The Loss of Allelic Richness
The Role of Genetics in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
References and Suggested Readings
Issues Regarding Populations and Species
The Species
The Roles of Species in Science and Policy
Viewpoints on Species
Connecting Populations and Species to Landscapes
References and Suggested Readings
The Copper River Watershed Project
Populations and Communities at the Landscape Level
Single-Species Management
Extinctions from Deterministic and Stochastic Forces
PVA and MVP
Approaches to MVP Estimation
Some Thoughts on PVA and MVP Estimation
Metapopulations
Spatially Explicit Models
Information Needs for MVP, Metapopulation, and Spatially Explicit Models
Managing for Species Communities
The Species Approach
The Ecological Process Approach
The Landscape Approach
The Role of Monitoring in Each Approach
References and Suggested Readings
The Winyah Bay Focus Area
Landscape-Level Conservation
Habitat Fragmentation
The Loss of Area
An Increase in Edge
Increased Isolation
Mosaic and Matrix
The Landscape Mosaic
The Landscape Matrix
Fragmentation and the Landscape Matrix
References and Suggested Readings
Southern California Natural Community Conservation Planning
Managing Biodiversity Across Landscapes: A Manager's Dilemma
Ecosystems or Species? Coarse-Filter and Fine-Filter Approaches
The Coarse-Filter Approach
The Fine-Filter Approach
Blending Coarse-Filter and Fine-Filter Approaches
Landscape-Level Considerations That Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Area, Shape, and Isolation
Movement Corridors
Working Across Administrative Boundaries
HCPs: Protecting Biodiversity While Promoting Cooperation
References and Suggested Readings
The Malpai Borderlands Group: Building the "Radical Center"
The Human Dimensions
Working in Human Communities
The Success Triangle
Stakeholder Identification and Assessment
Who Is a Stakeholder?
Principles of Stakeholder Involvement
Stakeholder Analysis
Levels of Involvement
Techniques for Stakeholder Involvement
Keys to Successful Collaboration
Three Little Words
References and Suggested Readings
Collaborative Stewardship: Views from Both Sides Now
Strategic Approaches to Ecosystem Management
Characteristics of Strategic Management
A Simple Strategic Management Model
The Inventory
Strategic Thinking
Implementation
Evaluation
The Strategic-Thinking Step
Mission and Mandate
Strategy
Goals
Objectives
Problems and Tactics
Projects
References and Suggested Readings
If All It Took Was Money, Community-Based Conservation Would Be Easy
Evaluation
The Context for Evaluation
Formative Evaluation
Characteristics of Formative Evaluation
Process Evaluation
Assessing Progress
Making Adjustments
Characteristics of Process Evaluation
Summative Evaluation
Characteristics of Summative Evaluation
References and Suggested Readings
Participation in Local Government Land-Use Decisions
A Final Word
Glossary
Index

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