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Historical environmental variation in conservation and natural resource management

Author: John A Wiens
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In North America, concepts of Historical Range of Variability are being employed in land-management planning for properties of private organizations and multiple government agencies. The National  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Wiens
ISBN: 9781444337921 1444337920 9781444337938 1444337939
OCLC Number: 783861205
Description: xiv, 337 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Setting the stage: theoretical and conceptual background of historical range of variation / William H. Romme, John A. Wiens, and Hugh D. Safford --
Development of historical ecology concepts and their application to resource management and conservation / Wayne Padgett [and others] --
Challenges in the application of historical range of variation to conservation and land management / Gregory D. Hayward [and others] --
Historical ecology, climate change, and resource management: can the past still inform the future? / Hugh D. Safford [and others] --
What is the scope of history in historical ecology?: Issues of scale in management and conservation / John A. Wiens [and others] --
Native Americans, ecosystem development, and historical range of variation / Gregory J. Nowacki, Douglas W. MacCleery, and Frank K. Lake --
Conservation and resource management in a changing world: extending historical range of variation beyond the baseline / Stephen T. Jackson --
Creating historical range of variation (HRV) time series using landscape modeling: overview and issues / Robert E. Keane --
Modeling historical range of variability at a range of scales: an examples application / Kevin McGarigal and William H. Romme --
Regional application of historical ecology at ecologically defined scales: forest ecosystems in the Colorado Front Range / Thomas T. Veblen, William H. Romme, and Claudia Regan --
Incorporating concepts of historical range of variation in ecosystem-based management of British Columbia's coastal temperate rainforest / Andy McKinnon and Sari C. Saunders --
Incorporating HRV in Minnesota national forest land and resource management plans: a practitioner's story / Mary Shedd [and others] --
Applying historical fire-regime concepts to forest management in the western United States: three case studies / Thomas E. Demeo [and others] --
Using historical ecology to inform wildlife conservation, restoration, and management / Beth A. Hahn and John L. Curnutt --
River floodplain restoration experiments offer a window into the past / Ramona O. Swenson --
Streams past and future: fluvial responses to rapid environmental change in the context of historical variation / Daniel A. Auerbach [and others] --
A framework for applying the historical range of variation concept to ecosystem management / William H. Romme, Gregory D. Hayward, and Claudia Regan --
Ecological history guides the future of conservation: lessons from Africa / A.R.E. Sinclair --
Ecological history has present and future ecological consequences: case studies from Australia / David Lindenmayer --
A view from the past to the future / Keith J. Kirby --
Is the historical range of variation relevant to rangeland management? / Brandon T. Bestelmeyer --
Knowing the Fennoscandian taiga: ecohistorical lessons / Yrjö Haila --
Reflections on the relevance of history in a nonstationary world / Julio L. Betancourt --
The growing importance of the past in managing ecosystems of the future / Hugh D. Safford, John A. Wiens, and Gregory D. Hayward.
Responsibility: edited by John A. Wiens [and others].

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