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Large-scale landscape experiments : lessons from Tumut

Large-scale landscape experiments : lessons from Tumut

Author: David Lindenmayer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2009.
Series: Ecology, biodiversity, and conservation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Landscape change and habitat fragmentation are key factors impacting biodiversity worldwide. These processes have many facets, each of which is usually studied in isolation. The Tumut Fragmentation Study has run for over 11 years and yielded extensive data on changes in both plant and animal populations in areas of native forest and pine plantation. The study is unique in the way that many different factors and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Lindenmayer, David.
Large-scale landscape experiments.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008053642
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Lindenmayer
ISBN: 9780511505089 0511505086 9781139129558 1139129554 9780511626579 0511626576 9780511507229 0511507224
OCLC Number: 1104395112
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xvi, 287 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The science of understanding landscape change : setting the scene for the Tumut Fragmentation Study --
The thoery : an overview of landscape change and habitat fragmentation --
The field laboratory : the Tumut study area and the vertebrate animals it supports --
Setting up the study : the design and implementation of the main cross-sectional study at Tumut --
The core findings : the effects of landscape context on animals and plants --
Patch use : how animals use patches of remnant eucalypt forest surrounded by pine --
Theory against data : testing ecological theories and concepts --
Testing PVA models with real data : melding demographic work with population modelling --
Genes in the landscape : integrating genetic and demographic analyses --
Refining and extending the research programme : additional studies at Tumut (and nearby) that build on the Fragmentation Study --
Recommendations for plantation managers : implications for biodiversity and conservation in plantations --
Lessons on running large-scale research studies : some insights from running the Tumut Fragmentation Study and directions for the future.
Series Title: Ecology, biodiversity, and conservation.
Responsibility: David B. Lindenmayer.


Using the Tumut Fragmentation Study, and other relevant research, David Lindenmayer provides an overview of the relationships between landscape change, habitat fragmentation and biodiversity  Read more...


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'This text will prove a useful addition to the book shelves of landscape ecologists, aspiring ecologists, and conservation professionals.' Conservation Biology

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