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Improving forest biodiversity : improving conservation through ecologically-responsible management

Author: Toby Gardner
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2010.
Series: The Earthscan forestry library
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The fate of the world's terrestrial biodiversity depends upon our ability to improve the management of forest ecosystems that have been modified by humans. This book aims to examine the factors that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Gardner
ISBN: 9781844076543 1844076547
OCLC Number: 502421642
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword. Introduction. Part 1: The Context of Monitoring Forest Biodiversity. 1. Biodiversity Conservation in Human-Modified and Managed Forests. 2. The Origins and Development of Ecologically Responsible Forest Management. 3. The Need for Forest Biodiversity Monitoring. 4. A Typology of Approaches And Indicators for Monitoring Forest Biodiversity. Part 2: Challenges Facing Forest Biodiversity Monitoring. 5. Challenges to Monitoring: Problems of Purpose. 6. Challenges to Monitoring: Problems of Design. 7. Challenges to Monitoring: Problems of Reality. Part 3: An Operational Framework for Monitoring Forest Biodiversity. 8. Clarifying Purpose: An Operational Framework for Monitoring Forest Biodiversity. 9. Setting Conservation Goals for Biodiveristy Monitoring. 10. Setting Objectives for Biodiversity Monitoring. 11. Selecting Indicators of Forest Structure to Assess Management Performance. 12. Selecting Biological Indicators and Target Species to Evaluate Progress Towards Conservation Goals. 13. Making Assumptions Explicit: The Value of Conceptual Modelling in Biodiversity Monitoring. 14. Sampling Design and Data Collection in Biodiversity Monitoring. 15. Analysis and Interpretation of Biodiversity Data. 16. Putting Forest Biodiversity Monitoring to Work. Index.
Series Title: The Earthscan forestry library
Responsibility: Toby Gardner.

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