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Monitoring for conservation and ecology

Monitoring for conservation and ecology

Author: Barrie Goldsmith
Publisher: London Chapman & Hall 1996
Series: Conservation biology series, 3.
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It is not intended as a catalogue of techniques but we will in each chapter give you sources of material so that with the minimum of effort you will be able to proceed with an efficient, relevant and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barrie Goldsmith
ISBN: 0412356007 9780412356001 0412355906 9780412355905
OCLC Number: 246260541
Description: XIV, 275 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: 1 Development of a rationale for monitoring.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Definitions.- 1.3 Why monitor?.- 1.4 Design of monitoring strategies.- 1.5 Conclusion.- 2 Scientific requirements of a monitoring programme.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Purpose.- 2.3 Method.- 2.4 Analysis.- 2.5 Interpretation.- 2.6 Fulfillment.- 2.7 Discussion.- 3 Remote sensing techniques for monitoring land-cover.- 3.1 Introduction to remote sensing.- 3.2 Aerial sensors.- 3.3 Ground survey.- 3.4 Conclusion.- 4 Monitoring plant populations: census as an aid to conservation.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 The need for monitoring plant populations.- 4.3 Methods.- 4.4 Case studies involving monitoring of rare plant populations.- 4.5 Towards more monitoring studies on plant species.- 5 Vegetation monitoring.- 5.1 What is vegetation?.- 5.2 Samples.- 5.3 Location of samples.- 5.4 Measures of abundance of species.- 5.5 Quadrat size.- 5.6 Sampling patterns.- 5.7 Mapping schemes.- 5.8 Comparing two sets of data.- 5.9 Conclusion.- 6 Monitoring butterfly numbers.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 The butterfly monitoring scheme.- 6.3 Case study: Castle Hill National Nature Reserve.- 6.4 Limitations and potential of butterfly monitoring.- 7 Monitoring terrestrial breeding bird populations.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Methods for monitoring bird populations.- 7.3 Monitoring schemes in the UK and Ireland.- 7.4 Integrated population monitoring.- 7.5 Discussion.- 8 National species distribution surveys.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Types of surveys.- 8.3 Survey methods.- 8.4 Products of surveys.- 8.5 Interpretation of species distributions.- 8.6 Role of surveys in monitoring.- 9 Monitoring at the county level.- 9.1 Role of County Biological Records Centre.- 9.2 Data.- 9.3 Recording procedures.- 9.4 Technology.- 9.5 Use of the data.- 9.6 Network.- 10 Field monitoring: confessions of an addict.- 10.1 Introduction.- 10.2 Field monitoring in theory.- 10.3 The metaphysics of monitoring.- 10.4 Monitoring motives and philosophy.- 10.5 Observation problems.- 10.6 Identification problems.- 10.7 Selecting the criteria.- 10.8 Timing.- 10.9 Samples and reality.- 10.10 Simple factors with complex consequences.- 10.11 To interfere - or not?.- 10.12 Utilizing old surveys.- 10.13 A problem with numbers.- 10.14 Integrated monitoring.- 10.15 Birds and reserve management.- 10.16 Conclusion.- 11 Monitoring overseas: Prespa National Park, Greece.- 11.1 Introduction.- 11.2 Objectives of monitoring.- 11.3 Decisions needed.- 11.4 Recommendations for monitoring.- 11.5 Staffing, costs and administration.- 11.6 Conclusion.- 12 The calculation of index numbers from wildlife monitoring data.- 12.1 Introduction.- 12.2 Index numbers and their properties.- 12.3 Wildlife index numbers in practice.- 12.4 The effect on index numbers of transforming raw abundance data.- 12.5 Conclusions.- 13 Biological monitoring and ecological prediction: from nature reserve management to national state of the environment indicators.- 13.1 Introduction.- 13.2 Choosing the state variables to measure.- 13.3 Biological monitoring at the national scale: towards a State of the Environment index from the World Conservation Strategy.- 13.4 Prediction, monitoring and decision-making.- 14 Synthesis.
Series Title: Conservation biology series, 3.
Responsibility: ed. by Barrie Goldsmith


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