National Vegetation Classification

Author: J. E. Hall
Publisher:
ISBN: 1861075545
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Forest plants

Provides support for users of the National Vegetation Classification. Offering practical advice, this comprehensive handbook is useful for fieldworkers and conservationists in general.

Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment

Author: Peter Morris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134107988
Release Date: 2009-03-05
Genre: Architecture

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is now firmly established as an important and often obligatory part of proposing or launching any development project. Delivering a successful EIA needs not only an understanding of the theory but also a detailed knowledge of the methods for carrying out the processes required. Peter Morris and Riki Therivel bring together the latest advice on best practice from experienced practitioners to ensure an EIA is carried out correctly. This new edition: • explains how an EIA works and how it should be carried out • demonstrates the relationship of the EIA to socio-economic, environmental and ecological systems • includes completely updated legislative and policy contexts • has added explanations of shared and integrative methods including a new chapter on EIA and sustainability. Invaluable to undergraduate and MSc students of EIA in planning, ecology, geography and environment courses, this third edition of Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment is also of great use to planners, EIA practitioners and professionals seeking to update their skills.

National Vegetation Classification

Author: J. S. Rodwell
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122928570
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Vegetation classification

This handbook provides a general introduction to the National Vegetation Classification (NVC). It details the methodology for sampling and describing vegetation in the field, explains how such information can be used to identify plant communities and outlines the character of the classification itself and the accounts of vegetation types it contains. It also discusses the important issues involved in carrying out an NVC survey of a site and gives a brief indication of other applications of the scheme. This is one of a series of JNCC publications designed to aid and promote understanding and application of the NVC.

Management Planning for Nature Conservation

Author: Mike Alexander
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400751163
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The first edition of Mike Alexander’s Management Planning for Nature Conservation, brought a new dimension to the modern literature on conservation management. This second edition, a significant enhancement of the original, deals with the development both, conceptual and practical, of adaptive management planning for nature conservation. It is about preparing management plans, and guides the reader through the entire process. Case-studies, including a conservation and access plan, demonstrate the planning process in action. This approach to planning can be applied to any place which is managed entirely, or in part, for wildlife. It can be applied to the management of species or habitats in any circumstance, regardless of site designation. The process is fully compatible with the Convention on Biological Diversity’s ‘ecosystem approach’ to conservation management. Mike Alexander has long been at the forefront of developing management planning for conservation, with experience ranging from Uganda to Estonia, and from Costa Rica to Wales. He is the General Secretary of the Conservation Management System Consortium, a group of organisations with a common aim of raising standards and developing best practice in conservation management and planning. In 2012 Mike Alexander was elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology in recognition of his contribution to nature conservation and in particular management planning. This book has drawn on the experiences and expertise of the CMS consortium and other leaders in both conservation research and wildlife management from around the world. It is essential reading for professional conservation managers and any student studying management planning for conservation within a range of degree and postgraduate courses.

Conservation Biogeography

Author: Richard Ladle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444398113
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Genre: Science

The Earth’s ecosystems are in the midst of an unprecedentedperiod of change as a result of human action. Many habitats havebeen completely destroyed or divided into tiny fragments, othershave been transformed through the introduction of new species, orthe extinction of native plants and animals, while anthropogenicclimate change now threatens to completely redraw the geographicmap of life on this planet. The urgent need to understand andprescribe solutions to this complicated and interlinked set ofpressing conservation issues has lead to the transformation of thevenerable academic discipline of biogeography – the study ofthe geographic distribution of animals and plants. The newlyemerged sub-discipline of conservation biogeography uses theconceptual tools and methods of biogeography to address real worldconservation problems and to provide predictions about the fate ofkey species and ecosystems over the next century. This bookprovides the first comprehensive review of the field in a series ofclosely interlinked chapters addressing the central issues withinthis exciting and important subject. View ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ladle/biogeography"www.wiley.com/go/ladle/biogeography/a yoaccess the figures from the book.

Pflanzensoziologie

Author: Josias Braun-Blanquet
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783709140789
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Science


Bulletin

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924094724758
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Ecology


Land und Leute

Author: Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl
Publisher:
ISBN: OXFORD:N11139771
Release Date: 1861
Genre: Germany


Habitats of Wales

Author: Tim Blackstock
Publisher: Univ of Wales Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215531786
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Genre: Nature

Habitats of Walespresents the findings of a major field survey undertaken in the latter part of the twentieth century across the rural landscapes of Wales. Among the major types of terrestrial habitat discussed are the woodlands, grasslands, heathlands, mires, and coastlands. For each of the habitats, the authors provide distribution maps, information on habitat fragmentation and connectivity, and the debates surrounding land-use planning and nature conservation.