Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats:: A Practical Guide and Case Studies (Google eBook)

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Clive Hurford, Michael Schneider
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 18, 2007 - Nature - 394 pages
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Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats presents monitoring as an integral component of responsible conservation management and as a catalyst for decision making. The early sections of the book cover key areas in the development of a monitoring project, including: - The roles of survey and surveillance - Incorporating knowledge from existing research - Identifying the conservation priority on sites - Minimising observer error - Identifying site-specific condition indicators for habitats - Collecting monitoring data The later sections of the book comprise a series of case studies covering a wide range of habitats and species. These case studies focus mostly, though not exclusively, on sites that form part of the Natura 2000 series in Europe. Written in a clear and concise style, and illustrated in colour throughout, this practical guide is an invaluable reference for conservationists and ecologists responsible for managing and monitoring land for nature conservation, for organisations responsible for implementing agri-environment schemes, and for researchers working in the field of applied ecology.
  

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Contents

Monitoring in cultural habitats
3
The relationship between monitoring and management
13
Traditional approaches to data collection
23
The roles of survey
25
Surveillance
35
Strategic sampling
43
Developing projects for monitoring habitats
55
Developing a habitat monitoring project
57
Monitoring the Wolverine Gulo gulo in Vasterbotten County
215
Monitoring the Greater Mouseeared Bat Myotis myotis on the landscape scale
231
Monitoring Choughs Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax on the Castlemartin Peninsula
247
NarrowMouthed Whorl Snail Vertigo angustior at Whiteford Burrows
259
Monitoring the Heath Fritillary Mellicta athalia in Thornden and West Blean Woods
271
Woodland monitoring
285
Woodland management
287
Issue specific to monitoring broadleaved woodland
293

Identifying the conservation priority
61
Incorporating knowledge from research
65
Developing a conservation strategy
73
Minimising observer error
79
Identifying sitespecific condition indicators for habitats
93
Where to focus the monitoring effort
105
Collecting the monitoring data
119
The supporting roles of onsite photography
129
Integrating data in Geographical Information Systems
137
The case studies
147
The monitoring case studies
149
Monitoring coastal heaths at St Davids
157
Monitoring arable weeds at Newton Farm
169
Monitoring neutral grassland at Somerton Farm
185
Monitoring the Brown Bear Ursus arctos in Vasterbotten County
195
Monitoring issues specific to Western Taiga Forrests
301
Beech Fagus sylvatica forests at Biskopstorp
309
Using information from remote images
323
Using Earth Observation to monitor habitats
325
Planning a remote sensing project
333
Remote sensing of dune habitats at Kenfig NNR
341
Remote sensing of fen vegetation at Cors Crymyln NNR
353
Coastal lagoons in Sweden and Finland
361
Looking to the future
377
The challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
379
Appencies
385
Glossary and abbreviations
387
Index
391
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At the beginning of 2009, Michael Schneider left Silicon Valley technology firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to found HiveBrain Software. HiveBrain publishes a variety of applications on the iTunes App Store, the most notable of which, TouchType, peaked at #13 in the U.S. App Store. Michael continues to practice law under the name Bitwise Legal, focusing on software and interactive media clients. Notable clients include Bungie and Innerfence. Follow Michael on Twitter @hivebrain.

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