Sources, Sinks and Sustainability (Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology)

Sources, Sinks and Sustainability (Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology)

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Jianguo Liu
Cambridge University Press, 6/30/2011
EAN 9780521145961, ISBN10: 0521145961

Paperback, 544 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

Source-sink theories provide a simple yet powerful framework for understanding how the patterns, processes and dynamics of ecological systems vary and interact over space and time. Integrating multiple research fields, including population biology and landscape ecology, this book presents the latest advances in source-sink theories, methods and applications in the conservation and management of natural resources and biodiversity. The interdisciplinary team of authors uses detailed case studies, innovative field experiments and modeling, and comprehensive syntheses to incorporate source-sink ideas into research and management, and explores how sustainability can be achieved in today's increasingly fragile human-dominated ecosystems. Providing a comprehensive picture of source-sink research as well as tangible applications to real world conservation issues, this book is ideal for graduate students, researchers, natural-resource managers and policy makers.

List of contributors
Part I. Introduction
1. Impact of a classic paper by H. Ronald Pulliam
the first 20 years Vanessa Hull, Anita T. Morzillo and Jianguo Liu
Part II. Advances in Source-Sink Theory
2. Evolution in source-sink environments
implications for niche conservatism Robert D. Holt
3. Source-sink dynamics emerging from unstable ideal-free habitat selection Douglas W. Morris
4. Sources and sinks in the evolution and persistence of mutualisms Craig W. Benkman and Adam M. Siepielski
5. Effects of climate change on dynamics and stability of multiregional populations Mark C. Andersen
6. Habitat quality, niche breadth, temporal stochasticity, and the persistence of populations in heterogeneous landscapes Scott M. Pearson and Jennifer M. Fraterrigo
7. When sinks rescue sources in dynamic environments Matthew R. Falcy and Brent J. Danielson
8. Sinks, sustainability, and conservation incentives Alessandro Gimona, Gary Polhill and Ben Davies
Part III. Progress in Source-Sink Methodology
9. On estimating demographic and dispersal parameters for niche and source-sink models H. Ronald Pulliam, John M. Drake and Juliet R. C. Pulliam
10. Source-sink status of small and large wetland fragments and growth rate of a population network Gilberto Pasinelli, Jonathan P. Runge and Karin Schiegg
11. Demographic and dispersal data from anthropogenic grasslands
what should we measure? John B. Dunning, Jr, Daniel M. Scheiman and Alexandra Houston
12. Network analysis
a tool for studying the connectivity of source-sink systems Ferenc Jordán
13. Sources, sinks, and model accuracy Matthew A. Etterson, Brian J. Olsen, Russell Greenberg and W. Gregory Shriver
14. Scale-dependence of habitat sources and sinks Jeffrey M. Diez and Itamar Giladi
15. Effects of experimental population removal for the spatial population ecology of the alpine butterfly, Parnassius smintheus Stephen F. Matter and Jens Roland
Part IV. Improvement of Source-Sink Management
16. Contribution of source-sink theory to protected area science Andrew Hansen
17. Evidence of source-sink dynamics in marine and estuarine species Romuald N. Lipcius and Gina M. Ralph
18. Population networks with sources and sinks along productivity gradients in the Fiordland Marine Area, New Zealand
a case study on the sea urchin Evechinus chloroticus Stephen R. Wing
19. Source-sinks, metapopulations, and forest reserves
conserving northern flying squirrels in the temperate rainforests of Southeast Alaska Winston P. Smith, David K. Person and Sanjay Pyare
20. Does habitat fragmentation generate breeding sources, sinks, and ecological traps in migratory songbirds? Scott K. Robinson and Jeffrey P. Hoover
21. Source-sink population dynamics and sustainable leaf harvest of the understory palm Chamaedorea radicalis Eric J. Berry, David L. Gorchov and Bryan A. Endress
22. Assessing positive and negative ecological effects of corridors Nick Haddad, Brian Hudgens, Ellen I. Damschen, Douglas J. Levey, John L. Orrock, Joshua J. Tewksbury and Aimee J. Weldon
Part V. Synthesis
23. Sources and sinks
what is the reality? John Wiens and Beatrice Van Horne