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Title: Adding a landscape ecology perspective to conservation and management planning

Author: Freemark, Kathryn E.; Probst, John R.; Dunning, John B.; Hejl, Salllie J.;

Date: 1993

Source: In: Finch, Deborah M.; Stangel, Peter W. (eds.). Status and management of neotropical migratory birds: September 21-25, 1992, Estes Park, Colorado. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-229. Fort Collins, Colo.: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service: 346-352

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: We briefly review concepts in landscape ecology and discuss their relevance to the conservation and management of neotropical migrant landbirds. We then integrate a landscape perspective into a spatially-hierarchical framework for conservation and management planning for neotropical migrant landbirds (and other biota). The framework outlines a comprehensive approach by which managers can develop plans based on (1) assessing the composition and interspersion of habitats important to species of current or future concern at a variety of spatial and temporal scales by generating and using data with different levels of resolution, and (2) assessing and modeling population dynamics and related ecological processes. We reference our paper throughout with selected studies of birds on temperate breeding areas, and to a more limited extent, on migration and neotropical wintering areas.

Keywords: habitats, landscape ecology, migratory birds, population dynamics, spatial distribution, wildlife conservation, wildlife management

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Freemark, Kathryn E.; Probst, John R.; Dunning, John B.; Hejl, Salllie J. 1993. Adding a landscape ecology perspective to conservation and management planning. In: Finch, Deborah M.; Stangel, Peter W. (eds.). Status and management of neotropical migratory birds: September 21-25, 1992, Estes Park, Colorado. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-229. Fort Collins, Colo.: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service: 346-352

 


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