Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology

Concepts and Applications

Editors: Drew, C. Ashton, Wiersma, Yolanda, Huettmann, Falk (Eds.)

  • Shows how fundamental ecological theories are being explicitly integrated into model building processes
  • Offers practical examples of the ways modelers address the complexity of ecological systems
  • Presents novel methods to identify and quantify sources of uncertainty and variability in species habitat associations in time and space
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Much research in landscape ecology makes use of spatial models to define species-habitat associations. The early years of landscape ecology necessarily focused on the evolution of effective data sources, metrics, and statistical approaches that could truly capture the spatial and temporal patterns and processes of interest. Now that these tools are well established, we reflect in this volume on the ecological theories that underpin the assumptions commonly made during species distribution modeling and mapping. This is crucial for applying models to questions of global sustainability. This book will offer a unique perspective on modeling within the discipline of landscape ecology, which complements that of other recent publications. Through chapters that focus on particular aspects of modeling, illustrative case studies, and surveys of the field of modeling, this book illustrates that we can (and need to) pay attention to the foundational ecological theories and assumptions which support model development. We show how this can be done in modeling through theory, traditional inference, and predictions. Chapter authors have attempted to critically identify, evaluate, and even formally test these ecological theories and have also written thoughtful reflections on the state of landscape-scale species/habitat modeling. Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology: Concepts and Applications is intended to be useful to researchers in landscape ecology, as well as those in conservation biology, wildlife management, population and community ecology, and general ecology. The book will be a valuable resource for graduate students incorporating landscape ecology and/or species modeling in their degree programs. About the Editors C. Ashton Drew is a postdoctoral researcher in the USGS North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, North Carolina State University. Her research interests focus on how models can support adaptive monitoring and management. Yolanda F. Wiersma is Assistant Professor in Biology at Memorial University (Canada). She conducts research in Boreal Landscape Ecology, with a focus on models of wildlife-habitat interactions, forestry and protected areas. Falk Huettmann is Associate Professor in the Biology and Wildlife Department, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska-Fairbanks. His research interests are in wildlife/habitat modeling, GIS and remote sensing, and data management worldwide.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction. Landscape Modeling of Species and Their Habitats: History, Uncertainty, and Complexity

    Wiersma, Yolanda F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Integrating Theory and Predictive Modeling for Conservation Research

    Kerr, Jeremy T. (et al.)

    Pages 9-28

  • The State of Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Statistical Modeling

    Hooten, Mevin B.

    Pages 29-41

  • Proper Data Management as a Scientific Foundation for Reliable Species Distribution Modeling

    Zuckerberg, Benjamin (et al.)

    Pages 45-70

  • The Role of Assumptions in Predictions of Habitat Availability and Quality

    Laurent, Edward J. (et al.)

    Pages 71-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Applications
Editors
  • C. Ashton Drew
  • Yolanda Wiersma
  • Falk Huettmann
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7390-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7390-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7389-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8135-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 313
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