Effective Ecological Monitoring

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CSIRO Publishing, 2018 - Political Science - 210 pages
Long-term monitoring programs are fundamental to understanding the natural environment and managing major environmental problems. Yet they are often done very poorly and ineffectively. This second edition of the highly acclaimed Effective Ecological Monitoringdescribes what makes monitoring programs successful and how to ensure that long-term monitoring studies persist.

The book has been fully revised and updated but remains concise, illustrating key aspects of effective monitoring with case studies and examples. It includes new sections comparing surveillance-based and question-based monitoring, analyzing environmental observation networks, and provides examples of adaptive monitoring.

Based on the authors' 80 years of collective experience in running long-term research and monitoring programs, Effective Ecological Monitoringis a valuable resource for the natural resource management, ecological and environmental science and policy communities.

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David Lindenmayer is a Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked on the conservation of forests and their wildlife for more than 35 years. He has published 45 books and over 1100 scientific papers, and has broad interests in conservation biology, landscape ecology, vertebrate ecology, forest ecology and woodland conservation. He has received numerous awards and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.

Gene E. Likens is an ecologist best known for discovering acid rain in North America, for co-founding the internationally renowned Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study and for founding the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Milbrook, New York state. He holds faculty positions at Yale, Cornell and Rutgers Universities, State University of New York at Albany, and University of Connecticut and was awarded the 2001 National Medal of Science. He is the author, co-author or editor of 17 books and nearly 500 scientific papers and articles.

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