A major premise of conservation biology is that humans should interact with the forested landscape in a manner that is ecologically sustainable. As we continue to use forests and make decisions about land use without having perfect information, it is becoming increasingly clear that current approaches are not working. The purpose of this book is to improve planning and decision-making processes by providing the most up-to-date information on ecological issues. The topics covered are some of the most important in the current debates about land use. Data and information from the scientific literature are presented in chapters on connectivity, riparian areas, spatial planning, natural disturbance, interior habitat, biodiversity and old growth, coarse woody debris and edge effects. At the end of each chapter research needs are specifically addressed, pointing to directions for future inquiry. "Conservation Biology Principles for Forested Landscapes" should be useful to students of forestry, ecology, conservation biology, and other natural sciences. It should also assist practitioners of land-based programmes. Additionally, it should serve as a resource for the many community groups involved in land-use discussions.
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Descrizione libro Univ of British Columbia Pr, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 077480629X
Descrizione libro Univ of British Columbia Pr, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 260 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 077480629X
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97807748062991.0