Techniques for Habitat Analysis and Animal Monitoring
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Wildlife Restoration by Michael L. Morrison
Book DescriptionWildlife Restoration links restoration ecology and wildlife management in an accessible and comprehensive guide to restoring wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. It offers readers a thorough overview of the types of information needed in planning a wildlife-habitat restoration project and provides the basic tools necessary for developing and implementing a rigorous monitoring program. The book: - explains the concepts of habitat and niche: their historic development, components, spatial-temporal relationships, and role in land management - reviews how wildlife populations are identified and counted - considers captive breeding, reintroduction, and translocation of animals - discusses how wildlife and their habitat needs can be incorporated into restoration planning - develops a solid justification for monitoring and good sampling design in restoration projects - discusses and critiques case histories of wildlife analysis in restoration projects The author does not offer a "cookbook" approach, but rather provides basic tools for understanding ecological concepts that can be used to design restoration projects with specific goals for wildlife. He focuses on developing an integrated approach to large-scale landscape restoration. In addition, he provides guidance on where more advanced and detailed literature can be found. Wildlife Restoration sets forth a clear explanation of key principles of wildlife biology for the restorationist, and will allow wildlife biologists to bring the insights of their field to restoration projects. It is an essential source of information for everyone involved with studying, implementing, or managing wildlife restoration projects, including students, ecologists, administrators, government agency staff, and volunteer practitioners.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559639361
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael L. Morrison
Wildlife Habitat Conservation, Hardback (May 2015)
Waits, John A. Wiens
Restoring Wildlife, Paperback (July 2009)
Restoration plans must take into account the needs of the desired wildlife species in project areas. This title offers professionals involved with restoration projects the tools they need to understand essential ecological concepts, helping them to design restoration projects that can improve conditions for native species of wildlife.
Wildlife-habitat Relationships, Paperback (December 2006)
Provides an understanding of the importance of habitat relationships in studying and managing wildlife. This book combines basic field zoology and natural history, evolutionary biology, ecological theory, and quantitative tools in explaining ecological processes and their influence on wildlife and habitats. It also includes a glossary of terms.
Wildlife Restoration, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Michael L. Morrison
This text links restoration ecology and wildlife management in an accessible and comprehensive guide to restoring wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. It offers readers an overview of the types of information needed in planning a wildlife-habitat restoration project.
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Author Biography - Michael L. Morrison
Michael L. Morrison is field station manager at the White Mountain Research Station, University of California, Bishop, and adjunct professor in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University. He is co-author of Wildlife-Habitat Relationships (University of Wisconsin Press, 1998) and Wildlife Study Design (Springer-Verlag, 2001).
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