Applying Nature's Design: Corridors as a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation

Applying Nature's Design: Corridors as a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation

by Anthony B. Anderson, Clinton N. Jenkins
     
 

To address the problem of fragmenting habitats and ecosystems, conservationists have increasingly turned to biological corridors, areas of land set aside to facilitate the movement of species and ecological processes. Applying Nature's Design offers a comprehensive and insightful overview of the design and effectiveness of corridors. The authors'

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Overview

To address the problem of fragmenting habitats and ecosystems, conservationists have increasingly turned to biological corridors, areas of land set aside to facilitate the movement of species and ecological processes. Applying Nature's Design offers a comprehensive and insightful overview of the design and effectiveness of corridors. The authors' multifaceted analysis combines a succinct review of the conceptual issues with tangible examples of how the implementation of corridors has played out in the real world.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231134118
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/04/2006
Series:
Issues, Cases, and Methods in Biodiversity Conservation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Anthony B. Anderson is an independent conservation consultant. He is the editor of Alternatives to Deforestation (Columbia) and the coauthor (with Peter May and Michael Balick) of The Subsidy from Nature: Palm Forests, Peasantry, and Development of the Amazon Frontier (Columbia).Clinton N. Jenkins is a conservation ecologist at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University.

Columbia University Press

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Conceptual foundations of corridors11
3Corridor design27
4Corridor implementation51
5Case studies81
Case 1Forest corridors for lion tamarins in the Atlantic Forest83
Case 2The Talamanca-Caribbean corridor, Costa Rica95
Case 3A corridor network for wildlife in Florida, USA106
Case 4The Y2Y corridor in the U.S. and Canadian Rocky Mountains124
Case 5Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument : a "wildlife highway" for the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion143
Case 6The lower Kinabatangan River corridor, Malaysia157
Case 7The Terai arc landscape of India and Nepal169
Case 8Restoring landscape linkages in the Veluwe region, the Netherlands184

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