Species Conservation and Management: Case Studies

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H. Resit Akcakaya, Mark A. Burgman, Oskar Kindvall, Chris C. Wood, Per Sjogren-Gulve, Jeff S. Hatfield, Michael A. McCarthy
Oxford University Press, Oct 7, 2004 - Science - 552 pages
This edited volume is a collection of population and metapopulation models for a wide variety of species, including plants, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Each chapter of the book describes the application of RAMAS GIS 4.0 to one species, with the aim of demonstrating how various life history characteristics of the species are incorporated into the model, and how the results of the model has been or can be used in conservation and management of the species. The book comes with a CD that includes a demo version of the program, and the data files for each species.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
3
Plants
15
Invertebrates
105
Fishes
191
Amphibians and Reptiles
271
Birds
355
Mammals
431
Using RAMAS GIS
505
Index
511
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About the author (2004)

H. Resit Akcakaya is a professor at Stony Brook University in New York. His current research interests include risk assessment, population viability analysis, and the effects of landscape dynamics on species persistence. One of the principal architects of the RAMAS library of software, he developed
models for integrating metapopulation and landscape dynamics, and for incorporating uncertainty into IUCN criteria for threatened species.

Michael A. McCarthy is Senior Ecologist at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne and Senior Fellow in the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne.

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