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Linkages In The Landscape: The Role Of Corridors And Connectivity In Wildlife Conservation [Paperback]

By Andrew F. Bennett (Editor)
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The loss and fragmentation of natural habitats is one of the major issues in wildlife management and conservation. Habitat corridors are sometimes proposed as an important element within a conservation strategy. Examples are given of corridors both as pathways and as habitats in their own right. Includes detailed reviews of principles relevant to the design and management of corridors, their place in regional approaches to conservation planning, and recommendations for research and management

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Pages   254
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 28, 2003
Publisher   World Conservation Union
ISBN  2831707447  
ISBN13  9782831707440  

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More About Andrew F. Bennett

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! ANDREW BENNETT was awarded a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Harvard University in 1971. He subsequently continued his research as a National Research Council Fellow at the University of Toronto, and as a Queen's Fellow in Marine Science at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). Following 8 years as a lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Monash University, he became a research scientist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, B.C., Canada. He has been a professor at the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University since 1987, where his research interests include ocean data assimilation, turbulence theory, and regional modeling. Professor Bennett has won refereeing awards from the Journal of Physical Oceanography (1986) and the Journal of Geophysical Research (1995), and is also the author of Inverse Methods in Physical Oceanography (Cambridge University Press, 1992).

Andrew F. Bennett was born in 1945 and has an academic affiliation as follows - College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Oregon State University Or.

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Good review of the advantages and disadvantages of connecting habitat isolates  Jun 2, 2006
The world has seen unprecedented land clearing in the last half-century, with widespread conversion of forest to agriculture and other uses. This forest conversion has led to a significant loss of species around the world. For many species, much of the remaining habitat is fragmented, with scattered forests in a landscape otherwise occupied by humans.

Various theories, such as island biogeography theory, suggest that this fragmentation is bad for species survival. One natural solution is to try to connected these islands of forest through wildlife corridors, greenbelts, and similar strategies. Though this solution sounds perfectly reasonable in theory there is little evidence whether it works or not.

This is the question that Bennett addresses in this book. He does not present original research on the effectiveness of these linkage strategies but does a good job bringing together existing research on the topic. The book is intended primarily for students and for practitioners, but is accessible to a general audience interested in these questions.

Bennett makes a convincing case that the usefulness of linkages strategies varies significantly by habitat and especially by species. For example, many birds can thrive in a fragmented landscape because they can move from one forest to another. At the other extreme, snails don't really benefit from linkages at all. The entire book goes through such examples, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of linkages in the landscape, successes and failures, challenges, and the evidence both for and against them.

This is a very helpful book. Its overall coherence suffers somewhat from reliance on other people's studies, not all of which are directly comparable. But it's a good place to start.

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