Covering 130,000 square miles and a wide range of elevations from desert to alpine in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, the Colorado Plateau has long fascinated researchers. The Colorado Plateau VI provides readers with a plethora of updates and insights into land conservation and management questions currently surrounding the region.
The Colorado Plateau VI’s contributors show how new technologies for monitoring, spatial analysis, restoration, and collaboration improve our understanding, management, and conservation of outcomes at the appropriate landscape scale for the Colorado Plateau. The volume’s chapters fall into five major themes: monitoring as a key tool for addressing management challenges, restoration approaches to improving ecosystem condition and function, collaboration and organizational innovations to achieve conservation and management objectives, landscape-scale approaches to understanding, and managing key species and ecological communities.
Focusing on the integration of science into resource management issues over the Colorado Plateau, this volume includes contributions from dozens of leading scholars of the region. The Colorado Plateau VI proves a valuable resource to all interested in the conservation management, natural history, and cultural biological resources of the Colorado Plateau.
|Publisher:||University of Arizona Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Laura Foster Huenneke is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern Arizona University. She has authored or co-authored more than fifty publications in ecology and related fields. Huenneke has been recognized as an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow and an elected Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.
Charles van Riper III is the station leader for the U.S. Geological Survey SBSC Sonoran Desert Research Station and a professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. He is recipient of the 2006 Natural Areas George Fell Award and the 2007 George Wright Society Natural Resources Management Award. He has authored over 250 scientific papers, books, and book chapters.
Kelley Ann Hays-Gilpin is a professor and the chair of the Anthropology Department at Northern Arizona University and the Edward Bridge Danson Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Her research appears in Journal of the Southwest, Journal of Anthropological Research, and Canadian Journal of Archaeology, among others.