Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction

Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction


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ISBN-13: 9780643108561
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2014
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 10.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Lindenmayer is a Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked on the conservation of forests and their wildlife for more than 35 years. He has published 45 books and over 1100 scientific papers, and has broad interests in conservation biology, landscape ecology, vertebrate ecology, forest ecology and woodland conservation. He has received numerous awards and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.

Emma Burns is a conservation biologist in the Fenner School of Environment and Society and Executive Director of the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) within TERN.

Nicole Thurgate is an Associate Professor of Research at the University of Adelaide and the director of the Multi-Scale Plot Network within TERN.

Andrew Lowe is Professor of Plant Conservation Biology and Director of the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity at the University of Adelaide, Head of Science for the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and Associate Science Director of TERN.

Table of Contents

List of contributors

Part 1 - Introductory chapters
1) General overview: David Lindenmayer, Emma Burns, Nicole Thurgate, and Andrew Lowe
2) The value of long-term research and how to design effective ecological research and monitoring: David Lindenmayer, Emma Burns, Nicole Thurgate and Andrew Lowe
3) Our capacity to tell an Australian ecological story: Ben Sparrow, Eleanor Dormontt, Nicole Thurgate, Emma Burns, David Lindenmayer and Andrew Lowe
4) The cultural imperative: broadening the vision of longterm ecological monitoring to enhance environmental policy and management outcomes: Emilie Ens, Emma Burns, Jeremy Russell-Smith, Ben Sparrow and Glenda M Wardle

Part 2 - Data chapters
5) Tropical rainforests of Eastern Australia: Daniel J Metcalfe, Michael J Liddell, Matt G Bradford and Peter T Green
6) Alpine ecosystems: Richard J Williams, Warwick A Papst , Keith L McDougall, Ian M Mansergh, Dean Heinze, James S Camac, Michael A Nash, John W Morgan and Ary A Hoffmann
7) Heathlands: David A Keith, David Lindenmayer, Andrew Lowe, Jeremy Russell-Smith, Sarah Barrett, Neal J Enright, Barry J Fox, Greg Guerin, David C Paton, Mark G Tozer, Colin J Yates
8) Temperate eucalypt woodlands: David Lindenmayer, Suzanne Prober, Mason Crane, Damian Michael, Sachiko Okada, Geoff Kay, David Keith, Rebecca Montague-Drake and Emma Burns
9) North Australian tropical savannas: the Three Parks Savanna Fire-Effects Plot Network: Jeremy Russell-Smith, Andrew C Edwards, John CZ Woinarski, Alaric Fisher, Brett P Murphy, Mike J Lawes, Beth Crase and Nicole Thurgate
10) Desert complex environments: Christopher R Dickman, Glenda M Wardle, Jeff Foulkes and Nicki D de Preu
11) Chenopod and acacia shrublands: Jeff Foulkes, Nicki de Preu, Russell Sinclair, Nicole Thurgate, Ben Sparrow and Andrew White
12) Tussock grasslands: Andrew White, David Orr, Paul Novelly and Gary Bastin
13 Tall eucalypt forests: Sam Wood, David Bowman, Lynda Prior, David Lindenmayer, Tim Wardlaw and Richard Robinson

Part 3 - Synopsis
14 Synopsis: David Lindenmayer, Emma Burns, Nicole Thurgate, Andrew J Lowe, Chris Dickman, Eleanor Dormontt, Emilie Ens, Jeff Foulkes, Ary Hoffman, David A Keith, Michael J Liddell, Daniel J Metcalfe, Jeremy Russell-Smith, Ben Sparrow, Glenda M Wardle, Andrew White, Richard Williams and Sam Wood


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