Restoring Wildlife Ecological Concepts and Practical Applications

ISBN-10: 1597264938

ISBN-13: 9781597264938

Edition: 2nd 2009

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Restoration plans must take into account the needs of current or desired wildlife species in project areas.Restoring Wildlifegives ecologists, restorationists, administrators, and other professionals involved with restoration projects the tools they need to understand essential ecological concepts, helping them to design restoration projects that can improve conditions for native species of wildlife. It also offers specific guidance and examples on how various projects have been designed and implemented. The book interweaves theoretical and practical aspects of wildlife biology that are directly applicable to the restoration and conservation of animals. It provides an understanding of the fundamentals of wildlife populations and wildlife-habitat relationships as it explores the concept of habitat, its historic development, components, spatialtemporal relationships, and role in land management. It applies these concepts in developing practical tools for professionals. Restoring Wildlifebuilds on the foundation of material presented inWildlife Restoration, published by Island Press in 2002, offering the basic information from that book along with much updated material in a reorganized and expanded format. Restoring Wildlifeis the only single source that deals with wildlife and restoration, and is an important resource for practicing restorationists and biologists as well as undergraduate and graduate students in wildlife management, ecological restoration, environmental science, and related fields.
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Book details

List price: $47.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 5/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction: Restoring and Preserving Wildlife
Fundamentals of Habitat Restoration
Why a New Book?
Operating Concepts
Restoration Defined
Time Frames and Historic Conditions
Natural Versus Desired Conditions
Wildlife Defined
Approaches to Ecological Restoration
Population Concepts and Habitat Restoration
Population Dynamics and Viability
Distribution Patterns of Populations
Animal Movements and Habitat Management
Stochastic Environments and Habitat Management
Linking Populations and Restoration Ecology
Exotic Species
Roads to Recovery: Captive Breeding and Translocating Animals
Metapopulation Structure
Restoring a Population
Issues of Scale
Avoiding Pitfalls
When Models Fail: Conspecific Attraction
When to Measure
What to Measure
Spatial Scale
Measurements of the Animal
Measurements of the Environment
Focal Animal Approach
How to Measure
Assembly Rules
Species Pool
Restoration Implications
Desired Conditions
Historical Assessments
Fossils and Subfossils
Developing Desired Conditions
Focal Species
Implementation Steps
Design Concepts
Habitat Heterogeneity
Disturbance Ecology: Dynamics of Habitats in Landscapes
Management Lessons
Effects of Isolation
The Landscape Matrix as a Planning Area
Populations and Restoration: Management Implications
A Primer on Study Design
Scientific Methods
Sources of Variation
Monitoring as Research
Principles of Study Design
Optimal and Suboptimal Study Designs
Experimental Design
Impact Assessment
Applications to Restoration
Power and Sample Size Analyses
Monitoring: Field Methods and Applications
Inventory and Monitoring of Wildlife
Sampling Considerations
Adaptive Management
Sampling Principles
Types of Information
Wildlife Sampling
Amphibians and Reptiles
Case Studies
Four Case Studies
Restoring a Rare Songbird in the Sierra Nevada
Restoration of Highly Degraded Watersheds in the Lake Tahoe Basin, California
Restoration of Endangereed Species on Private Lands: The Golden-Cheeked Warbler and Black-Capped Vireo in Texas
Restoring Small and Isolated Populations: The San Joaquin Kangaroo Rat at Lemoore Naval Air Station
Closing Comments
Wildlife Restoration: Synthesis
Major Messages from Conceptual Development
Information Needs
Working with Wildlife Scientists and Managers
In Closing
Literature Cited
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