Population Viability Analysis

Population Viability Analysis

ISBN-10:
0226041778
ISBN-13:
9780226041773
Pub. Date:
05/28/2002
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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Population Viability Analysis

As human populations and the resources required to support societies continue to grow, an increasing number of plant and animal species around the world are facing extinction. Given limited time, space, and money, how do we decide which management actions will be most effective to avert extinctions?

In this book, many of the world's leading conservation and population biologists evaluate what has become a key tool in estimating extinction risk and evaluating potential recovery strategies—population viability analysis, or PVA. PVA integrates data on the life history, demography, and genetics of a species with information on environmental variability, using computer models ranging from simple measures of population growth rate to complex spatial simulations, to predict whether a given population will remain viable (i.e., not go extinct) under various management options. A synthetic and objective overview of the latest theoretical and methodological advances, Population Viability Analysis will be crucial reading for conservationists, land managers, and policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226041773
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Edition description: 1
Pages: 593
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword: Raising the Bar Michael E. Soulé....................ix
Editors' Preface....................xiii
PART I . OVERVIEW OF POPULATION VIABILITY ANALYSIS 1. Population Viability Analysis: Past, Present, Future Steven R. Beissinger....................5
2. Incorporating Stochasticity in Population Viability Analysis Russell Lande....................18
3. Reconciling the Small-Population and Declining-Population Paradigms Mark S. Boyce....................41
4. The Role of Genetics in Population Viability Analysis Fred W. Allendorf and Nils Ryman....................50
5. Metapopulations of Animals in Highly Fragmented Landscapes and Population Viability Analysis Ilkka Hanski....................86
6. Plant Population Viability and Metapopulation-Level Processes Susan Harrison and Chris Ray....................109
7. Population Viability Analysis and Conservation Policy Mark Shaffer, Laura Hood Watchman, William J. Snape III, and Ingrid K. Latchis....................123
PART II . ISSUES IN THE PARAMETERIZATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF PVA MODELS 8. Definition and Estimation of Effective Population Size in the Conservation of Endangered Species Robin S. Waples....................147
9. Estimating Parameters of PVA Models from Data on Marked Animals Gary C. White, Alan B. Franklin, and Tanya M. Shenk....................169
10. Including Uncertainties in Population Viability Analysis Using Population Prediction Intervals Bernt-Erik Sæther and Steinar Engen....................191
11. Bayesian Population Viability Analysis Paul R. Wade....................213
12. Incorporating Uncertainty in Population ViabilityAnalyses for the Purpose of Classifying Species by Risk Barbara L. Taylor, Paul R. Wade, Uma Ramakrishnan, Michael Gilpin, and H. Resit Ak?akaya....................239
PART III. INTEGRATING THEORY AND PRACT ICE IN THE USE OF POPULATION VIABILITY ANALYSIS 13. How Good Are PVA Models? Testing Their Predictions with Experimental Data on the Brine Shrimp Gary E. Belovsky, Chad Mellison, Chad Larson, and Peter A. Van Zandt....................257
14. Evolution of Population Viability Assessments for the Florida Panther: A Multiperspective Approach David S. Maehr, Robert C. Lacy, E. Darrell Land, Oron L. Bass Jr., and Thomas S. Hoctor....................284
15. Population Viability Analysis for Plants: Understanding the Demographic Consequences of Seed Banks for Population Health Daniel F. Doak, Diane Thomson, and Erik S. Jules....................312
16. Sensitivity Analysis to Evaluate the Consequences of Conservation Actions L. Scott Mills and Mark S. Lindberg....................338
17. Application of Molecular Genetics to Conservation: New Issues and Examples Philip W. Hedrick....................367
18. Pedigree Analyses in Wild Populations Susan M. Haig and Jonathan D. Ballou....................388
19. Rangewide Risks to Large Populations: The Cape Sable Sparrow as a Case History Stuart L. Pimm and Oron L. Bass Jr....................406
20. Population Viability Analysis, Management, and Conservation Planning at Large Scales Fred B. Samson....................425
PART IV. THE FUTURE OF POPULATION VIABILITY ANALYSIS 21. Predictive Bayesian Population Viability Analysis: A Logic for Listing Criteria, Delisting Criteria, and Recovery Plans Daniel Goodman....................447
22. Decision Theory for Population Viability Analysis Hugh P. Possingham, David B. Lindenmayer, and Geoffrey N. Tuck....................470
23. Incorporating Human Populations and Activities into Population Viability Analysis Hugh P. Possingham, David B. Lindenmayer, and Geoffrey N. Tuck Robert C. Lacy and Philip S. Miller....................490
24. Fitting Population Viability Analysis into Adaptive Management Donald Ludwig and Carl J. Walters....................511
25. Guidelines for Using Population Viability Analysis in Endangered-Species Management Katherine Ralls, Steven R. Beissinger, and Jean Fitts Cochrane....................521
About the Contributors....................551
Index....................563

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