Handbook of Biodiversity Methods: Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring

Handbook of Biodiversity Methods: Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring

by David Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521823684

ISBN-13: 9780521823685

Pub. Date: 08/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Biodiversity is recognized to be of global importance, yet species and habitats continue to be under increasing pressure from human-induced influences. Environmental concerns are high on the political agenda, driving increased legislation to protect the natural environment. The starting point for much of this legislation is the requirement for a comprehensive

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Overview

Biodiversity is recognized to be of global importance, yet species and habitats continue to be under increasing pressure from human-induced influences. Environmental concerns are high on the political agenda, driving increased legislation to protect the natural environment. The starting point for much of this legislation is the requirement for a comprehensive biodiversity audit. This Handbook provides standard procedures which will enable practitioners to better monitor the condition of the biodiversity resource, resulting in improved data upon which to base future policy decisions and actions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521823685
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Pages:
588
Sales rank:
1,312,280
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Planning M. Fasham, G. Tucker, A. Bennett, T. Rich, M. Shewry, P. Shaw and M. Wade: 1. Introduction to Part 1; 2. Planning a programme; 3. Evaluation methods; Part II. Habitats G. Tucker, M. Fasham, T. Rich, M. Rebane, G. Peterken, F. McMeechan and R. Birnie: 4. Introduction to Part 2; 5. Habitat requirements and issues; 6. Methods for surveying habitats; 7. Surveying and monitoring management or environmental impacts; 8. Habitat conservation evaluation criteria; Part III. Species: 9. Introduction to Part 3; 10. General principles and methods for species M. Fasham and S. Mustoe; 11. Fungi R. Watling, M. Fasham and D. Dobson; 12. Lichens S. Davey, M. Fasham and D. Dobson; 13. Bryophytes G. Rothero, D. Dobson and M. Fasham; 14. Aquatic macrophytes and algae N. Stewart and M. Wade; 15. Vascular plants T. Rich, V. Hack and F. McMeechan; 16. Dragonflies and damselflies C. Plant, R. Sands and M. Fasham; 17. Butterflies C. Plant, R. Sands and M. Fasham; 18. Macromoths C. Plant, R. Sands and M. Fasham; 19. Other terrestrial invertebrates P. Dennis, C. Plant, R. Sands and M. Fasham; 20. Aquatic invertebrates P. Kerrison, T. Norman and M. Fasham; 21. Fish N. Giles, R. Sands and M. Fasham; 22. Amphibians D. Latham, E. Jones and M. Fasham; 23. Reptiles D. Latham, E. Jones and M. Fasham; 24. Birds S. Mustoe, D. Hill, D. Frost and G. Tucker; 25. Bats R. Stebbings, H. Mansfield and M. Fasham; 26. Other mammals A. Bennett, P. Ratcliffe, E. Jones, H. Mansfield and R. Sands; Acknowledgements; Glossary, Appendices; Recommended sources of further information; References; Index.

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