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Wildlife habitat management : concepts and applications in forestry

Wildlife habitat management : concepts and applications in forestry

Author: Brenda C McComb
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The conflicts between ecological conservation and economic growth forced a reassessment of the motivations and goals of wildlife and forestry management. This book combines silvicultural and forest  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda C McComb
ISBN: 9780849374890 0849374898
OCLC Number: 277231665
Description: xv, 319 pages : illustrations, cartes ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction What is Habitat? Habitat Function Habitat for Humans Forests as Habitat Historical Approaches to Managing Forests as Habitat Why Manage Habitat? Case Study: The Forests of British Columbia Vertebrate Habitat Selection Hierarchical Selection Density-Dependent Habitat Selection Relationship between Habitat Quality and Demographics Population Fitness Measuring Habitat Selection Proximate and Ultimate Cues to Habitat Quality Case Study: American Marten Habitat Selection Forest Structure and Composition Food and Cover in a Cellulose-Managed System Vertical Complexity Horizontal Patchiness Forage Availability and Quality Fruit Production Dead and Damaged Trees Tree Species and Invertebrate Associations Tree Size and Density Forest Floor Litter and Soil Proximity to Water Case Study: Plant Response to Herbivores, or Its a (Chemical) War out There! Physical and Cultural Influences on Habitat Patterns The Physical Environment Geology Topography: Slope, Aspect, and Elevation Soils Climate Hydrology Vegetation Patterns Cultural Effects on Habitat Patterns Land Use Climate Change Invasive Species Case Study: Passenger Pigeons, Humans, and Forests Disturbance Ecology and Habitat Dynamics Disturbance Size Disturbance Severity Disturbance Frequency Disturbance Frequency, Size, and Severity Relationships Stand Dynamics Stand Initiation Stem Exclusion Understory Reinitiation Old Growth Succession as a Continuum of Habitat Elements Successional Pathways Management Implications from Disturbances Silviculture and Habitat Management: Even-Aged Systems Silviculture as a Forest Disturbance Characteristics of Even-Aged Stands Considering the Capabilities of the Site Choosing a Regeneration Method Identifying Legacy Elements to Retain Site Preparation Effects on Habitat Elements Natural Regeneration and Planting Options Vegetation Management Effects on Habitat Elements Precommercial Thinning Commercial Thinning Fertilization Rotation Length: Ecological and Economic Trade-Offs Case Study: Douglas-Fir Plantation Silviculture and Habitat Management: Uneven-Aged Systems Characteristics of Uneven-Aged Stands Considering the Site Potential Uneven-Aged Regeneration Methods Natural Regeneration and Planting Options Uneven-Aged Stand Development Habitat Elements in Uneven-Aged Stands Vertical Structure Horizontal Diversity Forage and Browse Dead and Dying Trees Mast Challenges to Using Uneven-Aged Methods Nontraditional Management Approaches Case Study: Managing a Small Privately Owned Forest Desired Future Conditions Developing the Stand Prescription Case Study: Growing Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Habitat Species Background and Management Options Current Stand Condition Desired Future Condition Management Actions to Achieve the Desired Future Condition Monitoring Plans Budget Riparian Area Management Animal Associations with Riparian Areas Gradients within Riparian Zones Riparian Functions Riparian Buffers Managing within Streamside Management Areas Beavers-The Stream Managers? Case Study: Riparian Area Management in a Patchwork Ownership Dead Wood Management Primary Cavity Excavators Secondary Cavity Users Log Users Patterns of Dead Wood Following Disturbance Changes in Dead Wood over Time Dead Wood during Stand Development Management of Tree Cavities and Dead Wood Live Cavity-Tree Management in Managed Stands Dead Wood Retention and Harvest System Considerations Creating Snags and Logs for Wildlife Monitoring Cavity Trees, Snags, and Logs Case Study: Managing Dead Wood in Oregon Forests Landscape Structure and Composition Defining the Landscape Habitat Quality at the Landscape Scale Living on the Edge Edge Geometry Habitat Fragmentation Habitat Area: Species-Area Relationships Case Study: Habitat Area or Pattern? Landscape Connections Dispersal Understanding the Probability of Successful Dispersal Connectivity and Gap-Crossing Ability Management Approaches to Connectivity Case Study: Matrix Management for a Wide-Ranging Species Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation What is Biodiversity? Setting Biodiversity Goals How Do We Conceptualize "Biodiversity" to be Able to Conserve It? Coarse-Filter Approaches Meso-filter Approaches Fine-Filter Approaches Challenges to Managing Biodiversity Spatial Scale Time Uncertainty Landscape Management Plans Establishing Goals Current Conditions Desired Future Conditions Pathways to DFCs Developing the Landscape Management Plan Policy Guidelines for HCPs General Structure of the Landscape Management Plan Considering Alternative Plans Finding Solutions to Land Management Planning Problems Plan Effectiveness Ecoregional Assessments and Prioritization Ecoregional Assessments Examples of Ecoregional Assessments Conducting an Ecoregional Analysis Assessing Patterns of Habitat Availability and Quality Prioritizing Management and Assessing Policies Coarse-Filter Approach Integrated Coarse- and Fine-Filter Approaches Fine-Filter Approaches Utility and Effectiveness of Ecoregional Assessments Viable Populations in Dynamic Forests Extinction Risks Goals of PVAs PVA Models Conducting a PVA for a Forest-Associated Species Examples of PVA Analyses Grizzly Bear Marbled Murrelet Northern Spotted Owl Model Errors and Uncertainties Poor Data Difficulties in Parameter Estimation Weak Ability to Validate Models Effects of Alternative Model Structures Interpreting Results from PVA Projections Monitoring Habitat Elements and Populations Adaptive Management Designing Monitoring Plans Selection of Response Variables Describe the Scope of Inference Describe the Experimental Design Sampling Intensity, Frequency, and Duration Monitoring Habitat Elements Monitoring for Species Occurrence Monitoring Trends Cause-and-Effect Monitoring Designs Are Data Already Available and Sufficient? Making Decisions with Data Examples of Approaches to Monitoring Monitoring Clonal Plants Monitoring the Occurrence of a Small-Mammal Species Monitoring Trends in a Salamander Subpopulation Monitoring Response of Neotropical Migrant Birds to Forest Management Monitoring Habitat Elements Forest Sustainability and Habitat Management Defining the Resources to be Sustained Scales of Sustainability Humans are Part of the System Forest Certification Effectiveness of Certification Regulatory and Legal Considerations International Laws and Agreements National Laws State Laws Municipal Policies Policy Analysis How Decisions in the United States Influence Habitat in the World? Should I Manage a Forest? What Does Restoration Mean? Human Requirements as Constraints on Goals Developing a Personal Management Philosophy Our Place on Earth Living Simply and Sustainably Leaving the World a Better Place Appendix 1: Common and Scientific Names of Species Mentioned in the Text Mammals Birds Amphibians Reptiles Insects Fish Plants Appendix 2: Glossary Appendix 3: Measuring and Interpreting Habitat Elements Methods Random Sampling Measuring Density Estimating Percent Cover Estimating Height Estimating Basal Area Estimating Biomass Using Estimates of Habitat Elements to Assess Habitat Presence Using Estimates of Habitat Elements to Assess Habitat Suitability Assessing the Distribution of Habitat across a Landscape References Index
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