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A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation

Lindenmayer, David, Hobbs, Richard J., Montague-Drake, Rebecca, Alexandra, Jason, Bennett, Andrew, Burgman, Mark, Cale, Peter, Calhoun, Arum, Cramer, Viki, Cullen, Peter, Driscoll, Don, Fahrig, Lenore, Fischer, Joern, Franklin, Jerry, Haila, Yrjo, Hunter, Malcolm, Gibbons, Philip, Lake, Sam, Luck, Gary, MacGregor, Chris, McIntyre, Sue, MacNally, Ralph, Manning, Adrian, Miller, James, Mooney, Hal, Noss, Reed, Possingham, Hugh, Saunders, Denis, Schmiegelow, Fiona, Scott, Michael, Simberloff, Dan, Sisk, Tom, Tabor, Gary, Walker, Brian, Wiens, John, Woinarski, John and Zavaleta, Erika 2008, A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation, Ecology letters, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 78-91, doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01114.x.

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Title A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation
Author(s) Lindenmayer, David
Hobbs, Richard J.
Montague-Drake, Rebecca
Alexandra, Jason
Bennett, Andrew
Burgman, Mark
Cale, Peter
Calhoun, Arum
Cramer, Viki
Cullen, Peter
Driscoll, Don
Fahrig, Lenore
Fischer, Joern
Franklin, Jerry
Haila, Yrjo
Hunter, Malcolm
Gibbons, Philip
Lake, Sam
Luck, Gary
MacGregor, Chris
McIntyre, Sue
MacNally, Ralph
Manning, Adrian
Miller, James
Mooney, Hal
Noss, Reed
Possingham, Hugh
Saunders, Denis
Schmiegelow, Fiona
Scott, Michael
Simberloff, Dan
Sisk, Tom
Tabor, Gary
Walker, Brian
Wiens, John
Woinarski, John
Zavaleta, Erika
Journal name Ecology letters
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 78
End page 91
Total pages 14
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2008-01
ISSN 1461-023X
1461-0248
Keyword(s) connectivity
ecosystem processes
land use change
landscape conservation
landscape models
resilience
thresholds
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01114.x
Field of Research 050104 Landscape Ecology
Socio Economic Objective 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2007, Blackwell Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017749

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