Wildlife and Woodchips: Leadbeater's Possum : a Test Case for Sustainable Forestry

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UNSW Press, 1996 - Nature - 156 pages
Wildlife & Woodchips explores issues at the heart of the logging and woodchipping debate. It outlines the complexities of and solutions to long-term conservation of species. Above all, it presents an in-depth portrait of one of Australia's rarest and most endangered animals, and highlights the need to conserve our natural environment. This book is for general readers interested in environmental and conservation issues, field naturalists, researchers, and those involved in the exploitation and management of the natural environment. It will also provide useful case study material for students and teachers, from high school to university.
 

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Contents

EVOLUTION
19
FIELD RESEARCH METHODS
43
BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR
55
HABITAT REQUIREMENTS
77
CHAPTER 8
80
THE KEY TO SURVIVAL
87
CONSERVATION
117
Large reserves and national parks
123
Extinction risk assessment and improving
129
Growing new areas of oldgrowth forest in
136
Changes to forest management and the timber industry
142
BIBLIOGRAPHY
148
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About the author (1996)

David B. Lindenmayer is Professor of Conservation Science and Ecology in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, Canberra.

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