Conservation Planning: Shaping the Future

Conservation Planning: Shaping the Future

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ISBN-13: 9781589482630
Publisher: ESRI Press
Publication date: 02/18/2013
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lance Craighead, the executive director of the Craighead Institute, works to enable humans to coexist with other species in sustainable landscapes using the best available science and technology. He has a PhD in biological sciences from Montana State University.

Charles Convis, a field ecologist, is the Esri Conservation Program manager. He manages an international program providing geographic information system (GIS) software, hardware, training, and special support services to more than four thousand conservation organizations. He is also the founder of the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS), an international nonprofit organization of more than a thousand conservation professionals.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction: Shaping the future with conservation planning. F. Lance Craighead, PhD; and Charles L. Convis Jr. 

Chapter 2: Integrating conservation planning with human communities, ecosystem services, and economics. Kai M. A. Chan, PhD; Natalie C. Ban, PhD; and Robin Naidoo, PhD

Chapter 3: Scale and conservation planning. Robert S. Unnasch, PhD; and Jason W. Karl, PhD

Chapter 4: Land cover data: The foundation for conservation planning. Thomas J. Olenicki

Chapter 5: Integrating land use and landscape change with conservation planning. David M. Theobald, PhD

Chapter 6: Selecting species as targets for conservation planning. Brent L. Brock and Eric C. Atkinson

Chapter 7: Identification of habitat and assessment of habitat quality for conservation of terrestrial animals. Brett G. Dickson, PhD; Steven E. Sesnie, PhD; Erica Fleishman, PhD; and David S. Dobkin, PhD

Chapter 8: Marine and freshwater conservation planning: From representation to persistence. Natalie C. Ban, PhD; Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley, PhD Jorge Alvarez-Romero, PhD; Morena Mills, PhD; Robert L. Pressey, PhD; Simon Linke, PhD; and Debora de Freitas, PhD

Chapter 9: Identification and mapping of habitat cores. Richard Church, PhD

Chapter 10: Assessing habitat connectivity. Peter H. Singleton; and Brad H. McRae, PhD

Chapter 11: Conservation planning to ensure viability of populations and metapopulations. Jessica Stanton, PhD; and H. Resit Akçakaya, PhD

Chapter 12: Optimization models for reserve site selection and design. Justin C. Williams, PhD

Chapter 13: Integrating conservation planning with projected trends in climate change. Dominique Bachelet, PhD

Chapter 14: Mapping biological processes to the appropriate spatial modeling tools. Kevin M. Johnston, PhD; David Western, PhD; and Rodney Jackson, PhD

Chapter 15: Summary: Building a broader base for conservation planning. Frank W. Davis, PhD

Afterword

Index

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