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Ecosearch: a new paradigm for evaluating the utility of wildlife habitat

  • Henry L. Short
  • Jay B. Hestbeck
  • Ralph W. Tiner
Part of the Conservation Biology book series (COBI, volume 6)

Abstract

Resource managers must respond to legislative and societal demands to manage wildlife habitats in a cost-effective manner. To be successful, managers need a methodology:
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    to predict the composition or the biodiversity of the wildlife community that can occur on a unit of landscape at a given time;

     
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    to plan management strategies to enhance the future status of the wildlife community or of selected species of special interest;

     
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    to evaluate the impacts that proposed developments might have on the wildlife community;

     
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    to provide a means to predict trends in the status of the wildlife community over time.

     

Keywords

Cover Type Habitat Structure Wildlife Habitat Wildlife Species National Wetland Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry L. Short
  • Jay B. Hestbeck
  • Ralph W. Tiner

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