Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

by Malcolm Ausden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198568738

ISBN-13: 9780198568735

Pub. Date: 01/30/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Habitat management is commonly used to maintain and enhance the biological interest of many areas of semi-natural habitat where natural processes no longer create suitable conditions for desired species. Habitat restoration and creation are increasingly being used to increase the extent of ecologically important habitats, often to compensate for areas lost because of

Overview

Habitat management is commonly used to maintain and enhance the biological interest of many areas of semi-natural habitat where natural processes no longer create suitable conditions for desired species. Habitat restoration and creation are increasingly being used to increase the extent of ecologically important habitats, often to compensate for areas lost because of human development.

This practical handbook describes the range of techniques used to manage land for biodiversity conservation. The opening sections discuss the general principles of habitat management, including decision-making, mitigating damaging effects of climate change, and monitoring the success of management. These are followed by a series of chapters which describe how to manage specific habitats: grasslands, dwarf-shrub vegetation and shrublands, forests, woodlands and scrub, freshwater wetlands, coastal habitats, arable land, and gardens, backyards and urban areas. For each of these habitats the book discusses the main factors influencing their value for wildlife, highlights the key decisions that need to be made, and describes and compares the effects of individual management techniques. This comprehensive guide will be essential reading for graduate students and an invaluable resource for land managers, land-use advisors and others involved in conservation land management worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198568735
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/30/2008
Series:
Techniques in Ecology & Conservation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Philosophies of habitat management
Chapter 3. Setting objectives and monitoring
Chapter 4. General techniques and considerations
Chapter 5. Dry grasslands
Chapter 6. Dwarf-shrub habitats and shrublands
Chapter 7. Forests, woodlands and scrub
Chapter 8. Freshwater wetlands and waterbodies
Chapter 9. Coastal habitats
Chapter 10. Arable land
Chapter 11. Urban areas and gardens
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