Synopses & Reviews
Conservation Planning: Shaping the Future is a collection of contributed chapters that show how working scientists develop conservation plans using the best available scientific methods, data, and technology. Bringing a conservation focus to land management and planning, the authors show how planners creating human developments can still preserve healthy ecosystems for native wildlife by protecting habitat for key species. The book includes discussions on umbrella species, terrestrial and aquatic habitat suitability, conservation linkages, population viability, site selection, land-use trends, climate-change trends, and decision making for long-term conservation planning. Conservation Planning: Shaping the Future is valuable for those interested in creating balanced and functional landscapes while preserving the natural environment.
About the Author
Lance Craighead, the executive director of the Craighead Institute, works to enable humans to coexist with other species in sustainable landscapes using the best available science and technology. He has a PhD in biological sciences from Montana State University.
Charles Convis, a field ecologist, is the Esri Conservation Program manager. He manages an international program providing geographic information system (GIS) software, hardware, training, and special support services to more than four thousand conservation organizations. He is also the founder of the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS), an international nonprofit organization of more than a thousand conservation professionals.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: Shaping the future with conservation planning. F. Lance Craighead, PhD; and Charles L. Convis Jr.
Chapter 2: Integrating conservation planning with human communities, ecosystem services, and economics. Kai M. A. Chan, PhD; Natalie C. Ban, PhD; and Robin Naidoo, PhD
Chapter 3: Scale and conservation planning. Robert S. Unnasch, PhD; and Jason W. Karl, PhD
Chapter 4: Land cover data: The foundation for conservation planning. Thomas J. Olenicki
Chapter 5: Integrating land use and landscape change with conservation planning. David M. Theobald, PhD
Chapter 6: Selecting species as targets for conservation planning. Brent L. Brock and Eric C. Atkinson
Chapter 7: Identification of habitat and assessment of habitat quality for conservation of terrestrial animals. Brett G. Dickson, PhD; Steven E. Sesnie, PhD; Erica Fleishman, PhD; and David S. Dobkin, PhD
Chapter 8: Marine and freshwater conservation planning: From representation to persistence. Natalie C. Ban, PhD; Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley, PhD Jorge Alvarez-Romero, PhD; Morena Mills, PhD; Robert L. Pressey, PhD; Simon Linke, PhD; and Debora de Freitas, PhD
Chapter 9: Identification and mapping of habitat cores. Richard Church, PhD
Chapter 10: Assessing habitat connectivity. Peter H. Singleton; and Brad H. McRae, PhD
Chapter 11: Conservation planning to ensure viability of populations and metapopulations. Jessica Stanton, PhD; and H. Resit Akçakaya, PhD
Chapter 12: Optimization models for reserve site selection and design. Justin C. Williams, PhD
Chapter 13: Integrating conservation planning with projected trends in climate change. Dominique Bachelet, PhD
Chapter 14: Mapping biological processes to the appropriate spatial modeling tools. Kevin M. Johnston, PhD; David Western, PhD; and Rodney Jackson, PhD
Chapter 15: Summary: Building a broader base for conservation planning. Frank W. Davis, PhD