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Conserving Forest Biodiversity : A Comprehensive Multiscaled Approach - David  B. Lindenmayer

Conserving Forest Biodiversity

A Comprehensive Multiscaled Approach

Paperback Published: 1st July 2002
ISBN: 9781559639354
Number Of Pages: 368

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While most efforts at biodiversity conservation have focused primarily on protected areas and reserves, the unprotected lands surrounding those area—the "matrix"—are equally important to preserving global biodiversity and maintaining forest health. In Conserving Forest Biodiversity, leading forest scientists David B. Lindenmayer and Jerry F. Franklin argue that the conservation of forest biodiversity requires a comprehensive and multiscaled approach that includes both reserve and nonreserve areas. They lay the foundations for such a strategy, bringing together the latest scientific information on landscape ecology, forestry, conservation biology, and related disciplines as they examine:the importance of the matrix in key areas of ecology such as metapopulation dynamics, habitat fragmentation, and landscape connectivitygeneral principles for matrix managementusing natural disturbance regimes to guide human disturbancelandscape-level and stand-level elements of matrix management the role of adaptive management and monitoringsocial dimensions and tensions in implementing matrix-based forest managementIn addition, they present five case studies that illustrate aspects and elements of applied matrix management in forests. The case studies cover a wide variety of conservation planning and management issues from North America, South America, and Australia, ranging from relatively intact forest ecosystems to an intensively managed plantation.Conserving Forest Biodiversity presents strategies for enhancing matrix management that can play a vital role in the development of more effective approaches to maintaining forest biodiversity. It examines the key issues and gives practical guidelines for sustained forest management, highlighting the critical role of the matrix for scientists, managers, decisionmakers, and other stakeholders involved in efforts to sustain biodiversity and ecosystem processes in forest landscapes.

Introductionp. 1
Principles for Biodiversity Conservation in the Matrixp. 3
Critical Roles for the Matrixp. 5
The Matrix and Major Themes in Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biologyp. 17
Objectives and Principles for Developing Comprehensive Plans for Forest Biodiversity Conservationp. 41
Using Information about Natural Forests, Landscapes, and Disturbance Regimesp. 55
Biodiversity Conservation Across Multiple Spatial Scalesp. 73
Importance and Limitations of Large Ecological Reservesp. 75
Landscape-Level Consideration within the Matrix: Protected Habitat at the Patch Levelp. 95
Landscape-Level Considerations: Goals for Structures and Habitats, Transport Systems, and Distribution of Harvest Units in Space and Timep. 129
Matrix Management in the Harvested Standp. 163
Revisiting a Multiscaled Approach to Forest Biodiversity Conservationp. 197
Matrix Management in Plantation Landscapesp. 201
Case Studies in Developing Multiscaled Plans for Biodiversity Conservationp. 207
Case Study 1: Northern, California, and Mexican Spotted Owlsp. 209
Case Study 2: Leadbeater's Possum and Biodiversity Conservation in Mountain Ash Forestsp. 217
Case Study 3: The Tumut Fragmentation Experimentp. 229
Case Study 4: The Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Projectp. 237
Case Study 5: The Rio Condor Projectp. 243
Adaptive Management and the Human Aspects of Matrix Managementp. 257
Adaptive Management and Long-Term Monitoringp. 259
Knowledge Gaps in Forest and Biodiversity Management: Areas for Future Researchp. 273
Social and Other Dimensions Associated with Matrix Managementp. 281
Future Directionsp. 297
Literature Citedp. 301
About the Authorsp. 343
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9781559639354
ISBN-10: 1559639350
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st July 2002
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.73

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