A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation

Lindenmayer, D., Hobbs, R. J., Montague-Drake, R., Alexandra, J., Bennett, A., Burgman, M., Cale, P., Calhoun, A., Cramer, V., Cullen, P., Driscoll, D., Fahrig, L., Fischer, J., Franklin, J., Haila, Y., Hunter, M., Gibbons, P., Lake, S., Luck, G., MacGregor, C., McIntyre, S., MacNally, R., Manning, A., Miller, J., Mooney, H., Noss, R., Possingham, H., Saunders, D., Schmiegelow, F., Scott, M., Simberloff, D., Sisk, T., Tabor, G., Walker, B., Wiens, J., Woinarski, J. and Zavaleta, E. (2008) A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation. Ecology Letters, 11 1: 78-91. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01114.x

Author Lindenmayer, D.
Hobbs, R. J.
Montague-Drake, R.
Alexandra, J.
Bennett, A.
Burgman, M.
Cale, P.
Calhoun, A.
Cramer, V.
Cullen, P.
Driscoll, D.
Fahrig, L.
Fischer, J.
Franklin, J.
Haila, Y.
Hunter, M.
Gibbons, P.
Lake, S.
Luck, G.
MacGregor, C.
McIntyre, S.
MacNally, R.
Manning, A.
Miller, J.
Mooney, H.
Noss, R.
Possingham, H.
Saunders, D.
Schmiegelow, F.
Scott, M.
Simberloff, D.
Sisk, T.
Tabor, G.
Walker, B.
Wiens, J.
Woinarski, J.
Zavaleta, E.
Title A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation
Journal name Ecology Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1461-023X
Publication date 2008-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01114.x
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 78
End page 91
Total pages 14
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
300802 Wildlife and Habitat Management
779902 Land and water management
0602 Ecology
Abstract The management of landscapes for biological conservation and ecologically sustainable natural resource use are crucial global issues. Research for over two decades has resulted in a large literature, yet there is little consensus on the applicability or even the existence of general principles or broad considerations that could guide landscape conservation. We assess six major themes in the ecology and conservation of landscapes. We identify 13 important issues that need to be considered in developing approaches to landscape conservation. They include recognizing the importance of landscape mosaics (including the integration of terrestrial and aquatic areas), recognizing interactions between vegetation cover and vegetation configuration, using an appropriate landscape conceptual model, maintaining the capacity to recover from disturbance and managing landscapes in an adaptive framework. These considerations are influenced by landscape context, species assemblages and management goals and do not translate directly into on-the-ground management guidelines but they should be recognized by researchers and resource managers when developing guidelines for specific cases. Two crucial overarching issues are: (i) a clearly articulated vision for landscape conservation and (ii) quantifiable objectives that offer unambiguous signposts for measuring progress
Keyword connectivity
ecosystem processes
land use change
landscape conservation
landscape models
habitat fragmentation
forest management
vegetation; models
Q-Index Code C1
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