Conservation Biology in Australia

An Introduction

Author: T. R. New

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 432

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An introductory textbook for conservation biology that explains the issues facing Australia's unique environments and biota and the measures needed to protect them.
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Practical Conservation Biology

Author: David Lindenmayer,Mark A. Burgman

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643090894

Category: Science

Page: 609

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Practical Conservation Biology covers the complete array of topics that are central to conservation biology and natural resource management, thus providing the essential framework for under-graduate and post-graduate courses in these subject areas. Written by two of the world's leading environment experts, it is a "must have" reference for environment professionals in government, non-government and industry sectors. The book reflects the latest thinking on key topics such as extinction risks, losses of genetic variability, threatening processes, fire effects, landscape fragmentation, habitat loss and vegetation clearing, reserve design, sustainable harvesting of natural populations, population viability analysis, risk assessment, conservation biology policy, human population growth and its impacts on biodiversity. Practical Conservation Biology deals primarily with the Australian context but also includes many overseas case studies. The book is the most comprehensive assessment of conservation topics in Australia and one of the most comprehensive worldwide.
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Conservation Biology

For the Coming Decade

Author: Peggy L. Fiedler,Peter M. Kareiva

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475728808

Category: Nature

Page: 534

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Reflecting a new generation of conservation biologists' upper-division and graduate level conservation biology courses, as well as for individual reference, this book incorporates a number of new authors and additional chapters, covering all aspects of one of the most dynamic areas in the life sciences. Containing ten additional chapters, it includes such timely topics as ecosystem management and the economics of conservation.
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Herons, Egrets and Bitterns

Their Biology and Conservation in Australia

Author: Neil McKilligan

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643099077

Category: Science

Page: 144

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This is the first book to deal exclusively with the Australian members of the Family Ardeidae (herons, egrets and bitterns). It gives a comprehensive, easy-to-read account of their origins, classification and biology, and explains the features that distinguish them from other birds. The book devotes a major chapter to the 14 Australian species, covering their distribution and movements, feeding, breeding, population dynamics and conservation. Some of Australia’s herons have become very scarce in the southern half of the continent and are at risk of national or local extinction. In northern Australia heron habitats and resources are largely pristine and consequently this region accommodates large numbers of certain species. A final chapter on population and conservation provides a useful summary of the present status of the Australian herons, some of whom are thriving and others who are in a very precarious position.
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Tree Hollows and Wildlife Conservation in Australia

Author: Philip Gibbons,David Lindenmayer

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643067059

Category: Science

Page: 211

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This work is an account of the hollow-dependent fauna of Australia, and introduces a considerable amount of new data on development of hollows, selection by fauna, pests and introduced species, and artificial hollows.
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Conservation Biology for the Australian Environment

Author: Mark A. Burgman,David Lindenmayer,Claire Drill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780949324788

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 380

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This book aims to provide an introduction to the principles of conservation biology with a focus on the Australian biota, using mostly Australian examples to illustrate key points and to provide information on some of the quantitative methods and analytical procedures important for solving conservation problems.
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Species Survival in Fragmented Landscapes

Author: J. Settele,Chris Margules,Peter Poschlod,Klaus Henle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940090343X

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The effects of isolation, area size, and habitat quality on the survival of animal and plant populations in the cultural landscape are central aspects of a research project started in Germany in 1993 (,Forschungsverbund, Isolation, FHichengroBe und BiotopquaIiHit', abbreviated to 'FIFB'). After a long period of preparation, scientists from seven univer sities and one research institution started to work within the frame of this project. Fund ing for four years was provided by the former German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMFT), now the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A strong focus of the project has been the improvement of the methodology for environmental impact assessments and the implementation of results into environmental planning. As there is a certain risk that national projects develop some kind of 'mental in breeding', it was decided to discuss concepts, methods, and first results with scientists of international reputation at a rather early stage of the project. For this purpose, an inter national workshop was held in the small village of Lubast, north of Leipzig (state of Saxony) in March 1995. 130 scientists from 10 nations met to discuss and debate issues surrounding habitat fragmentation for three days. Papers presented there formed the basis for this book. As discussions included general reviews as well as particular case studies, we decided to structure this book in a similar way. Consequently, a combination of broad and more general, review-like papers as well as original papers are presented.
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Biodiversity Monitoring in Australia

Author: David Lindenmayer,Philip Gibbons

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643103597

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Ecological and biodiversity-based monitoring has been marked by an appalling lack of effectiveness and lack of success in Australia for more than 40 years, despite the billions of dollars that are invested in biodiversity conservation annually. What can be done to rectify this situation? This book tackles many aspects of the problem of biodiversity monitoring. It arose from a major workshop held at The Australian National University in February 2011, attended by leaders in the science, policy-making and management arenas of biodiversity conservation. The diversity of participants was deliberate – successful biodiversity monitoring is dependent on partnerships among people with different kinds of expertise. Chapter contributors examine what has led to successful monitoring, the key problems with biodiversity monitoring and practical solutions to those problems. By capturing critical insights into successes, failures and solutions, the authors provide high-level guidance for important initiatives such as the National Biodiversity Strategy, similar kinds of conservation initiatives in state government agencies, as well as non-government organisations that aim to improve conservation outcomes in Australia. Ultimately, the authors hope to considerably improve the quality and effectiveness of biodiversity monitoring in Australia, and to arrest the decline of biodiversity.
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