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.
Joan Voller is a wildlife biologist with the Research Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Forests. Scott Harrison is a member of the Centre for Applied Conservation Biology in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.Review:
This book is intended to provide information to those who wish to interact with the landbase in an ecologically sustainable manner. Practitioners charged with the administration of land-based programs in industry and government will find the information presented useful. It should also be a resource for many community groups involved in land-use decision-making.
Humans continue to use forests and make decisions about land use without perfect information. Conservation Biology Principles for Forested Landscapes is intended to enable the improvement of planning and decison-making processes by providing ecological information on issues of forest use. Current approaches are not working. Where information exists on new, ecologically sustainable approaches, practitioners should switch. Where the information on a better approach is not yet available, practitioners should replace the current, inappropriate approach with a variety of flexible ones that offer the opportunity to change with new knowledge.
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Descrizione libro Univ of British Columbia Pr, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX077480629X
Descrizione libro Univ of British Columbia Pr, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 077480629X