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Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management - Virginia H. Dale

Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management

By: Virginia H. Dale (Editor), Richard Haeuber (Editor)

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This volume applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management; and more importantly, endeavors to promote more ecologically sound approaches to future land use and management decisions. The volume incorporates case studies from a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives. The case studies explore past and current land use decisions, on both public and private lands, and include practical approaches and tools for land-use decision-making. Perhaps the most important feature of the book is the linking of ecological theory and principle with applied land use decision-making - the theoretical and empirical are joined through concrete case studies of actual land use decision-making processes. In this volume, readers will find a statement of fundamental ecological principles that are relevant for land use planning and management, coupled with multiple in-depth explorations of the application of these principles in action. In addition, most case studies describe specific tools and approaches for incorporating endeavors to join fundamental ecological knowledge with cutting edge application in order to both educate and provide concrete guidance for decision-making. The intended audience is broad and multidisciplinary, from undergraduate and graduate level courses in environmental studies to professional land use planners.

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"The main topic of this volume are ecological principles for land use and land management ... . Through the arrangement and selection of the contributions the editors have compiled a coherent book that in a vivid and demonstrative way will make clear the importance of land use and land management for the function of ecological systems to a broad audience, from students of environmental sciences to decision makers and professional land-use planners." (Rainer Waldhardt, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 5 (4), 2004) "This volume applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management; and more importantly, endeavours to promote more ecologically sound approaches to future land use and management decisions. ... The intended audience is broad and multidisciplinary, from undergraduate and graduate level courses in environmental studies to professional land use planners." (Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, Vol. 14 (1), 2002)

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Ecological Guidelines for Land Use and Managementp. 3
Effects of Land-Use Change on Wildlife Habitat: Applying Ecological Principles and Guidelines in the Western United Statesp. 37
Nature Reserves and Land Use: Implications of the "Place" Principlep. 54
Ecological Principles for Land Management Across Mixed Ownerships: Private Land Considerationsp. 73
On the Road to Ecorecovery and Protection: A Case Study of Endangered Tribal Habitats and Culture in the Eastern Ghats of Indiap. 95
Applications of Historical Ecology of Land-Management Decisions in the Northeastern United Statesp. 119
India's "Project Tiger" Reserves: The Interplay Between Ecological Knowledge and the Human Dimensions of Policymaking for Protected Habitatsp. 136
Alternative Futures for Monroe County, Pennsylvania: A Case Study in Applying Ecological Principlesp. 165
Alternative Futures as an Integrative Framework for Riparian Restoration of Large Riversp. 194
Applying Ecological Guidelines for Land Management to Farming in the Brazilian Amazonp. 213
Applying Ecological Principles to Land-Use Decision Making in Agricultural Watershedsp. 226
Many Small Decisions: Incorporating Ecological Knowledge in Land-Use Decisions in the United Statesp. 255
Integrated Ecological Assessments and Land-Use Planningp. 276
New Directions in Land Management: Incorporation of Ecological Principlesp. 316
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780387950990
ISBN-10: 0387950990
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.26  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66