An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology

A Road Map for Wildlife Management and Conservation

  • Corrado Battisti
  • Gianluca Poeta
  • Giuliano Fanelli

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 1-6
  3. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 7-12
  4. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 13-29
  5. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 31-46
  6. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 47-52
  7. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 53-58
  8. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 59-71
  9. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 73-84
  10. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 85-104
  11. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 105-109
  12. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 111-132
  13. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 133-166
  14. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 167-171
  15. Corrado Battisti, Gianluca Poeta, Giuliano Fanelli
    Pages 173-178

About this book

Introduction

This book represents an introductory review of disturbance ecology and threat analysis, providing schematic concepts and approaches useful for work on sites that are affected by the impact of human actions. It is aimed at conservation and environmental practitioners, who will find tips for choosing methods and approaches when there are conflicts between the natural components and human activity. It is also addressed to students of applied ecology, ecosystem management, land-use planning and environmental impact assessment. It discusses a number of topics covered in the programs of many university courses related to basic ecology and ecology of disturbance, the latter constituting a field of great interest because of its implications and repercussions in applied territorial science.
The book is divided into two parts: the first focuses on the theoretical and disciplinary framework of the ecology of disturbance, while the second is devoted to the analysis of anthropogenic threats. This, in particular, discusses the most recent approach, which uses a conventional nomenclature to allow a coarse-grained quantification and objective assessment of threat impact on different environmental components. Such an approach facilitates the comparison of hierarchically different events and, therefore, helps define the priorities for management and conservation strategies.

Keywords

Natural Disturbances Human-induced Threats Driving Forces of Disturbances Biodiversity Targets Causal Chains in Ecological Processes

Authors and affiliations

  • Corrado Battisti
    • 1
  • Gianluca Poeta
    • 2
  • Giuliano Fanelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Protected areas ServiceCittà Metropolitana di Roma CapitaleRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of ScienceUniversity of Rome IIIRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of Rome II Tor Vergata Department of BiologyRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32476-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32475-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32476-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 1863-5539
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