July 24, 2008
Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5ccf16/habitat_management) has announced the addition of the "Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques" report to their offering.
Habitat management is commonly used to maintain and enhance the biological interest of many areas of semi-natural habitat where natural processes no longer create suitable conditions for desired species. Habitat restoration and creation is increasingly being used to increase the extent of ecologically important habitats in order to mitigate the impacts of human development. The modification of past management techniques and the introduction of new ones can provide additional benefits.
This comprehensive guide will be essential reading for graduate students and an invaluable resource for land managers, land-use advisors and others involved in conservation land management worldwide.
About the Author
Malcolm Ausden is a Senior Ecologist at the RSPB, the UK and Europe's largest wildlife conservation charity, where he advises on the management of their network of 200 reserves and oversees monitoring on them. He is a particularly keen birder, moth enthusiast and botanist, and is interested in all types of natural history. Malcolm has written a number of book chapters on habitat management and monitoring techniques and is involved in efforts to improve dissemination of information on habitat management through the website conservationevidence.com. Other interests include foreign travel, photography and painting.
Key Topics Covered:
- Philosophical approaches to habitat management
- Setting objectives and monitoring
- General techniques and considerations
- Dry grasslands
- Dwarf-shrub habitats and shrublands
- Forests, woodlands, and scrub
- Freshwater wetlands and water bodies
- Coastal habitats
- Arable land
- Gardens, backyards, and urban areas
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5ccf16/habitat_management
Source: Oxford University Press