Connectivity Conservation (Conservation Biology)

Connectivity Conservation (Conservation Biology)

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Kevin Crooks
Cambridge University Press, 3/26/2010
EAN 9780521673815, ISBN10: 052167381X

Paperback, 732 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 3.7 cm
Language: English

One of the biggest threats to the survival of many plant and animal species is the destruction or fragmentation of their natural habitats. The conservation of landscape connections, where animals, plants, and ecological processes can move freely from one habitat to another, is therefore an essential part of any new conservation or environmental protection plan. In practice, however, maintaining, creating, and protecting connectivity in our increasingly dissected world is a daunting challenge. This fascinating volume provides a synthesis on the current status and literature of connectivity conservation research and implementation. It shows the challenges involved in applying existing knowledge to real-world examples and highlights areas in need of further study. Containing contributions from leading scientists and practitioners, this topical and thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners working in conservation biology and natural resource management.

1. Connectivity conservation
maintaining connections for nature Kevin R. Crooks and M. A. Sanjayan
Part I. Approaches to Connectivity Research
connectivity - what are the issues John A. Wiens
2. Landscape connectivity
a return to the basics Philip Taylor, Lenore Fahrig and Kimberly With
3. Connectivity and metapopulation dynamics in highly fragmented landscapes Atte Moilanen and Ilkka Hanski
4. Genetics and landscape connectivity Richard Frankham
5. Connectivity at the land-water interface Drew Talley, Gary Huxel and Marcel Holyoak
6. Influence of natural landscape fragmentation and resource availability on distribution and connectivity of gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the archipelago of coastal British Columbia, Canada Paul C. Paquet, Shelley M. Alexander, Patricia L. Swan and Chris T. Darimont
7. Migratory connectivity Peter P. Marra, D. Ryan Norris, Susan M. Haig, Mike Webster and Andy Royle
8. Connectivity in marine ecosystems
the importance of larval and spore dispersal Claudio Dibacco, Lisa A. Levin and Enric Sala
9. Connectivity and wide-ranging species in the ocean Autumn-Lynn Harrison and Karen A. Bjorndal
10. Hydrologic connectivity
a neglected dimension of conservation biology Catherine Pringle
11. Connectivity and ecosystem services
crop pollination in agricultural landscapes Taylor H. Ricketts, Neal M. Williams and Margaret M. Mayfield
Part II. Assessing Connectivity
evaluating and quantifying the conservation dividends of connectivity Peter Kareiva
12. Quantifying connectivity
balancing metric performance with data requirements William F. Fagan and Justin M. Calabrese
13. Assessing connectivity in salmonid fishes with DNA microsatellite markers Helen Neville, Jason Dunham and Mary Peacock
14. Individual-based modeling as a tool for conserving connectivity Jeff A. Tracey
15. Linking connectivity to viability
insights from spatially-explicit population models of large carnivores Carlos Carroll
16. Impacts of corridors on populations and communities Nick M. Haddad and Josh J. Tewksbury
17. Exploring the functional connectivity of landscapes using landscape networks David M. Theobald
Part III. Challenges and Implementation of Connectivity Conservation
don't fence me in Thomas Lovejoy
18. Hyperconnectivity, invasive species, and the breakdown of barriers to dispersal Jeffrey A. Crooks and Andrew V. Suarez
19. Disease and connectivity Hamish McCallum and Andy Dobson
20. Maintaining and restoring connectivity in landscapes fragmented by roads Anthony P. Clevenger and Jack Wierzchowski
21. Where to draw the line
integrating feasibility into connectivity planning Scott A. Morrison and Mark D. Reynolds
22. South coast missing linkages
restoring connectivity to wildlands in the largest metropolitan area in the United States Paul Beier, Kristeen L. Penrod, Claudia Luke, Wayne D. Spencer and Clint Cabanero
23. Incorporating connectivity into broad-scale conservation planning Reed F. Noss and Kathleen M. Daly
24. Escaping the minimalist trap
Design and implementation of large-scale biodiversity corridors James Sanderson, Gustavo A. B. Da Fonseca, Carlos Galindo-Leal, Keith Alger, Victor Hugo Inchausty, Karl Morrison and Anthony Rylands
25. The role of connectivity in Australian conservation Michael E. Soule, Brendan G. Mackey, Harry F. Recher, Jann E. Williams, John C. Z. Woinarski, Don Driscoll, William C. Dennison and Menna E. Jones
26. The future of connectivity conservation Andrew F. Bennett, Kevin R. Crooks and M. A. Sanjayan.

'This book is a milestone in conservation biology not only because of the importance of the subject matter but also because of the numerous excellent and authoritative summaries. ... This book provides, as described on its cover, a summary of the current status and literature on connectivity and will certainly become one of the classic texts in conservation biology. As with other books in this series, it should be required reading in all advanced courses in conservation biology.' Conservation Biology