Environmental Science

An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology

A Road Map for Wildlife Management and Conservation

Authors: Battisti, Corrado, Poeta, Gianluca, Fanelli, Giuliano

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  • Offers a 'road map' logic to quickly analyze the relationship between disturbances, threats and conservation targets
  • Discusses synthetic conceptual frameworks matching biodiversity, targets and conservation/management responses
  • Includes over 50 color photos
  • Introduces innovative disciplinary arena in applied ecology and conservation biology
  • Provides a comprehensive review of recent concepts, tools and references
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This book represents an introductory review of disturbance ecology and threat analysis, providing schematic concepts and approaches useful for work on sites that are affected by the impact of human actions. It is aimed at conservation and environmental practitioners, who will find tips for choosing methods and approaches when there are conflicts between the natural components and human activity. It is also addressed to students of applied ecology, ecosystem management, land-use planning and environmental impact assessment. It discusses a number of topics covered in the programs of many university courses related to basic ecology and ecology of disturbance, the latter constituting a field of great interest because of its implications and repercussions in applied territorial science.
The book is divided into two parts: the first focuses on the theoretical and disciplinary framework of the ecology of disturbance, while the second is devoted to the analysis of anthropogenic threats. This, in particular, discusses the most recent approach, which uses a conventional nomenclature to allow a coarse-grained quantification and objective assessment of threat impact on different environmental components. Such an approach facilitates the comparison of hierarchically different events and, therefore, helps define the priorities for management and conservation strategies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Hardcover $169.99
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Softcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology
Book Subtitle
A Road Map for Wildlife Management and Conservation
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32476-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32476-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32475-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81294-6
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 178
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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