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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats > General

Monitoring of Retrogressive Thaw Slumps in the Arctic Network, 2011 - Three-Dimensional Modeling of Landform Change... Monitoring of Retrogressive Thaw Slumps in the Arctic Network, 2011 - Three-Dimensional Modeling of Landform Change (Paperback)
David K. Swanson
R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Retrogressive thaw slumps (RTS) are caused by thaw of massive ground ice on slopes and combine subsidence, mass movement, and water erosion. They can expose several hectares of bare soil that is susceptible to erosion into nearby water bodies. In the summers of 2010 and 2011, oblique aerial-photographs of 26 RTS in Noatak National Preserve (NOAT) and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (GAAR) were taken with a hand-held, 35-mm digital camera. Accurate ground control was obtained at 23 of the slumps by surveying the location of temporary targets that were captured on the aerial photographs and then removed. These photographs were used to create high-resolution three-dimensional topographic models with photographic overlay. Photographs were taken in both years at 18 of the RTS. The current report: 1) documents changes in the slumps that had photographs from both years, and 2) describes a new slump photographed for the first time in 2011.

Vegetation Classification and Distribution Mapping Report - Petrified Forest National Park: Natural Resource Technical Report... Vegetation Classification and Distribution Mapping Report - Petrified Forest National Park: Natural Resource Technical Report Nps/Scpn/Nrtr?2009/273 (Paperback)
Kathryn A. Thomas, Monica L. McTeague, Anne Cully
R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This report describes the methods used and results obtained from a four-year project (2003-2007) to classify, describe, and develop a vegetation map database for Petrified Forest National Park (PEFO).

Invasive Exotic Plant Monitoring at Pea Ridge National Military Park - Year 1 (2006): Natural Resource Report... Invasive Exotic Plant Monitoring at Pea Ridge National Military Park - Year 1 (2006): Natural Resource Report Nps/Htln/Nrtr?2007/019 (Paperback)
Craig C. Young, J. Tyler Cribbs, Jennifer L. Haack
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

During surveys in 2006, the authors documented 13 invasive, exotic plant species and the native Eastern red cedar on Pea Ridge National Military Park. The survey focused on the relatively mature forests at the park to the exclusion of old fields and successional forests.

Camas Monitoring at Nez Perce National Historical Park and Big Hole National Battlefield - 2009 Annual Report: Natural Resource... Camas Monitoring at Nez Perce National Historical Park and Big Hole National Battlefield - 2009 Annual Report: Natural Resource Technical Report Nps/Ucbn/Nrtr?2009/265 (Paperback)
Thomas J. Rodhouse, Jannis L. Jocius
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

As part of the Upper Columbia Basin Network's effort to conduct vital signs monitoring, we completed monitoring of camas (Camassia quamash) in Big Hole National Battlefield (BIHO) and Nez Perce National Historical Park (NEPE). Camas is a unique resource for these parks because it is both culturally and ecologically significant. Camas was and remains one of the most widely utilized indigenous foods in the Pacific Northwest and it is strongly associated with the wet prairie ecosystems of the region that have been degraded or lost due to historic land use practices. A long-term citizen science-based monitoring program for detecting status and trends in camas populations at BIHO and Weippe Prairie, a unit of NEPE, serves as a central information source for park adaptive management decision making and will provide essential feedback on any eventual restoration efforts of park wet prairie habitats. The involvement of student citizen scientists in this particular program has been effective both in terms of leveraging resources as well as in engaging communities in park stewardship and science education. This annual report details the status and trend estimates obtained from the first five years of monitoring, 2005-2009, at Weippe Prairie and BIHO.

Sagebrush Steppe Vegetation Monitoring in City of Rocks National Reserve - 2012 Annual Report: Natural Resource Data Series... Sagebrush Steppe Vegetation Monitoring in City of Rocks National Reserve - 2012 Annual Report: Natural Resource Data Series Nps/Ucbn/Nrds-2012/407 (Paperback)
Devin S. Stucki, Thomas J. Rodhouse; Contributions by National Park Service
R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This report summarizes the data collected in 2012 for City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park. Both units are co-managed by the National Park Service and Idaho State Parks and Recreation. Throughout the rest of the report we refer to both units together as the Reserve and by acronym as CIRO.

Fish Community Monitoring at Pea Ridge National Military Park - 2009 Report: Natural Resource Report Nps/Htln/Nrds?2011/217... Fish Community Monitoring at Pea Ridge National Military Park - 2009 Report: Natural Resource Report Nps/Htln/Nrds?2011/217 (Paperback)
Hope R. Dodd, Janice a. Hinsey, Samantha K. Mueller
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Objectives of fish community monitoring at PERI are: (1) to determine the status and long term trends in fish richness, diversity, abundance, and community composition and (2) to correlate the long-term community data to overall water quality and habitat condition.

Antarctic Futures - Human Engagement with the Antarctic Environment (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Tina Tin, Daniela Liggett, Machiel... Antarctic Futures - Human Engagement with the Antarctic Environment (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Tina Tin, Daniela Liggett, Machiel Lamers, Patrick T Maher
R3,508 R2,776 Discovery Miles 27 760 Save R732 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At the beginning of the 21st century, Antarctica is poised at the edge of a warmer and busier world. Leading Antarctic researchers examine the needs and challenges of Antarctic environmental management today and tomorrow. Through: (i) investigating the impacts of human activities on specific ecosystems and species, (ii) examining existing environmental management and monitoring practices in place in various regions and (iii) interrogating stakeholders, they address the following questions: What future will Business-As-Usual bring to the Antarctic environment? Will a Business-As-Usual future be compatible with the objectives set out under the Antarctic Treaty, especially its Protocol on Environmental Protection? What actions are necessary to bring about alternative futures for the next 50 years? This volume is an outcome of the International Polar Year (2007-2009) Oslo Science Conference (8-12, June, 2010).

Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca Vitulina Richardsi) Monitoring at Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation... Pacific Harbor Seal (Phoca Vitulina Richardsi) Monitoring at Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area - 2011 Annual Report (Paperback)
Sarah Codde, David Press, Dale Roberts
R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The information presented in this report is a summary of the harbor seal data collected at Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area during the 2011 breeding and molting seasons, March-July. Summary data collected as part of a region-wide survey effort, including adjacent areas (San Francisco Bay, San Mateo County, and Sonoma County) where NPS surveys were conducted in conjunction with other agencies and organizations for 2011, are also presented.

Plant Associations, Vegetation Succession, and Earth Cover Classes - Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve (Paperback): Tina... Plant Associations, Vegetation Succession, and Earth Cover Classes - Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve (Paperback)
Tina V. Boucher, Keith Boggs, Tina T. Kuo
R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The authors detail the Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve vegetation classification and succession project which was undertaken by the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program in cooperation with the Alaska Natural Heritage Program (AKNHP). The objectives of this project were to: Describe existing plant associations and produce a vegetation classification for Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve; Conduct an accuracy assessment of the Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve portion of the vegetation map developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ducks Unlimited, Inc., referred to hereafter as the DU map (USFWS 2007); Provide detailed descriptions and distribution maps for earth cover class descriptions from the DU map that occur within the study area; and Describe vegetation succession on volcanic deposits within the study area.

Landbird Monitoring in the Arctic Network - Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Noatak National Preserve (2010... Landbird Monitoring in the Arctic Network - Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Noatak National Preserve (2010 Report) (Paperback)
Kristin deGroot, Jenn Kristin deGroot; Contributions by National Park Service
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring program (ARCN) encompasses five park units including Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (GAAR) and Noatak National Preserve (NOAT). The landbirds assemblage (passerines, near-passerines, raptors and galliformes) was chosen by the ARCN for long-term monitoring because it includes many species that spend the majority of their lives in terrestrial environments. Specific objectives of the ARCN landbird monitoring program are to: 1) determine annual longterm trends in density and frequency of occurrence of 5-10 of the most commonly detected landbird species along selected river corridors across ARCN during the breeding season (June); 2) determine annual long-term trends in landbird species composition and distribution in selected sites across ARCN during the breeding season (June); and 3) improve understanding of breeding bird-habitat relationships and the effects of invasive plants and climatic changes on bird populations.

What Does the Monkey Know? (Paperback): Rhonda Peters What Does the Monkey Know? (Paperback)
Rhonda Peters; Illustrated by Rhonda Peters; Photographs by Shane Marshall
R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What does the monkey know? What are the unknown secrets of the rainforests? What if the monkey knows more then he will tell? This book is about an imaginary rainforest where the young and young-at-heart will delight in meeting the extraordinary creatures living there. All scenes and creatures were first sculpted in polymer clay and then photographed to become a part of this wonderful book. This book was created to help children understand and protect our natural resources so that we don't destroy the gifts of Mother Earth.

Woody Vegetation and Fuel Survey for Evaluating Wildfire Hazard in Spotsylvania Battlefield (Paperback): David a. Orwig, Marc... Woody Vegetation and Fuel Survey for Evaluating Wildfire Hazard in Spotsylvania Battlefield (Paperback)
David a. Orwig, Marc D. Abrams; Contributions by National Park Service
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Overstory and understory woody vegetation was surveyed during the summers of 1991-1994 in Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Wilderness battlefields, Virginia to examine forest composition and structure in relation to stand age and edaphic features.

Woody Vegetation and Fuel Survey for Evaluating Wildfire Hazard in Three Fredericksburg Battlefields (Paperback): David a.... Woody Vegetation and Fuel Survey for Evaluating Wildfire Hazard in Three Fredericksburg Battlefields (Paperback)
David a. Orwig, Marc D. Abrams; Contributions by National Park Service
R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Overstory and understory woody vegetation was surveyed during the summers of 1991-1994 in Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Wilderness battlefields, Virginia to examine forest composition and structure in relation to stand age and edaphic features.

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of Korea - Protection, Conservation and Restoration of a Unique Ecosystem (Hardcover, 2013 ed.):... The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of Korea - Protection, Conservation and Restoration of a Unique Ecosystem (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Kwi-Gon Kim
R4,433 R3,361 Discovery Miles 33 610 Save R1,072 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Untouched since 1953, the Korean DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) has transformed itself into one of the few ecologically pristine zones and a vital habitat for endangered species. Often cited as a potential "peace park", it could one day be a common ground for reconciliation and harmony. A wealth of data and information has been produced over time, documenting significant aspects of the DMZ and its implications for human and ecological security, both in Korea and worldwide. However, there is no single book in English that brings together the findings on the mechanism of evolution, the ecology and biodiversity of the DMZ. "The DMZ of Korea", by Kwi-Gon Kim, is the first step in this direction. It seeks to link scientific information and policy making for the future DMZ ecosystem management, taking into account the fact that the area has become, over the years, a natural treasure as a habitat for rare birds and other wildlife and a fertile environment for a thriving plant community. It also provides a framework for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the DMZ. The book holistically describes the current environmental status of the DMZ, and identifies bioregions, resources, habitats, and species. By outlining the current scientific data and information needed to classify the different wetland types, assess the biological integrity, understand the threat factors, and to suggest conservation and management strategies, the book provides a "one stop shop" scientific and policy source of information, which will undoubtedly be of great interest to students, researchers, practitioners, and policy decision-makers, in the areas of planning, natural resource management, public management, ecology, landscape architecture, geography, and the life sciences. Prof.Dr.Kwi-Gon Kim obtained his Ph.D. at UCL, University of London, UK. He is a professor emeritus at Seoul National University and the Co- President of the Korea DMZ Council in Seoul, Korea.

Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (Paperback): U S Departme Fish and Wildlife Service Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (Paperback)
U S Departme Fish and Wildlife Service
R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since its publication in 1979, Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States has been used in the National Inventory of Wetlands conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. The system has been widely used throughout the U.S. and is often cited in the scientific literature. There has also been considerable international interest in use of the classification. This reprint allows for the opportunity to correct a number of minor typographical errors, bring plant names into conformity with the National List of Scientific Plant Names (U.S. Dept. Agriculture, 1982) and to upgrade the quality of plates as well as furnish additional plates. No changes have been made that either alter the structure of the classification or the meaning of the definitions.

Mammoth Lakes Sierra - A Handbook for Roadside and Trail (Paperback): Genny Smith, Richard Mallard Mammoth Lakes Sierra - A Handbook for Roadside and Trail (Paperback)
Genny Smith, Richard Mallard
R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mammoth Lakes Sierra is the authoritative guide to a superbly beautiful portion of the Sierra Nevada in eastern California. Six hours north of Los Angeles and three hours south of Reno, this fifty-mile portion of the eastern Sierra slope includes Convict, McGee and Rock Creek canyons, Lake Crowley, Mammoth Lakes, Reds and Agnew meadows, Devils Postpile, the Minarets, June Lake, Lee Vining, Lundy Canyon and Mono Lake-all easily accessible from US Highway 395. The book includes thirty-two pages of photographs, including rare historic photos. Drawings of wildflowers, trees, birds, mammals, geologic map and index. This is a joyful book of discovery, written with love for the region's wild places and wild creatures. It provides all information needed to find your way, gives perspective and background for what you see today. It suggests things to look for, then sends you on your way to explore and discover. Over 67,000 copies in print.

Canoeing in the Wilderness (Paperback): Henry David Thoreau Canoeing in the Wilderness (Paperback)
Henry David Thoreau
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Forests and Insect Conservation in Australia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Tim R. New Forests and Insect Conservation in Australia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Tim R. New
R3,095 R2,372 Discovery Miles 23 720 Save R723 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Losses of forests and their insect inhabitants are a major global conservation concern, spanning tropical and temperate forest regions throughout the world. This broad overview of Australian forest insect conservation draws on studies from many places to demonstrate the diversity and vulnerability of forest insects and how their conservation may be pursued through combinations of increased understanding, forest protection and silvicultural management in both natural and plantation forests. The relatively recent history of severe human disturbance to Australian forests ensures that reasonably natural forest patches remain and serve as `models' for many forest categories. They are also refuges for many forest biota extirpated from the wider landscapes as forests are lost, and merit strenuous protection from further changes, and wider efforts to promote connectivity between otherwise isolated remnant patches. In parallel, the recent attention to improving forest insect conservation in harmony with insect pest management continues to benefit from perspectives generated from better-documented faunas elsewhere. Lessons from the northern hemisphere, in particular, have led to revelations of the ecological importance and vulnerability of many insect taxa in forests, together with clear evidence that `conservation can work' in concert with wider forest uses. A brief outline of the variety of Australian tropical and temperate forests and woodlands, and of the multitude of endemic and, often, highly localised insects that depend on them highlights needs for conservation (both of single focal species and wider forest-dependent radiations and assemblages). The ways in which insects contribute to sustained ecological integrity of these complex ecosystems provide numerous opportunities for practical conservation.

Going Trad - Out There, with Elkheart (Paperback): David Petersen Going Trad - Out There, with Elkheart (Paperback)
David Petersen
R347 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cades Cove - The End of Winter (Paperback): David Feist Cades Cove - The End of Winter (Paperback)
David Feist
R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands - Traveller's Wildlife Guides (Paperback): David L. Pearson Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands - Traveller's Wildlife Guides (Paperback)
David L. Pearson
R495 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R98 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With all the information needed for identification, this is a beautifully photographed nature guide to the lush tropical forest and exotic wildlife found in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Full color.

Barefoot through the Amazon - On the Path of Evolution (Paperback): Marc G. M. Van Roosmalen Barefoot through the Amazon - On the Path of Evolution (Paperback)
Marc G. M. Van Roosmalen
R1,875 R1,725 Discovery Miles 17 250 Save R150 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Wetlands - Ecology, Management & Conservation (Hardcover): Andras Baranyai, Dionysius Benko Wetlands - Ecology, Management & Conservation (Hardcover)
Andras Baranyai, Dionysius Benko
R2,969 R1,991 Discovery Miles 19 910 Save R978 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Wetlands have already been recognised to hold the capacity for efficiently reducing or removing large amounts of pollutants from point sources (e.g. municipal and certain industrial effluents) as well as non-point sources (e.g. mining, agricultural and urban runoff) including organic matter, suspended solids, excess of nutrients, pathogens, metals and other micropollutants. This pollutant removal is accomplished by the interdependent action of several physical, chemical and biological processes which include sedimentation, filtration, chemical precipitation, sorption, biodegradation, and plants uptake among others. In this book, the authors present studies on the ecology, management and conservation of these valuable wetlands.

Rendezvous with a Rainforest (Paperback): Mrs Edie Bakker Rendezvous with a Rainforest (Paperback)
Mrs Edie Bakker; Illustrated by Janet Long; Photographs by Wayne Dye
R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Hunstein Rainforest I loved as a child is scheduled to be logged. Blissful birds of paradise dance in the mysterious Hunstein Mountains, unaware of their impending doom. The inhabitants of the tiny village of Wagu in Papua New Guinea who own the pristine forest, most importantly the widow Moyali, will decide the rainforest's fate even though they are not aware of its intrinsic value. I initiate a National Geographic expedition and follow along, trying to understand their struggles. Will they choose to save the trees? What is going to happen to their culture? One year later, I lead a small team on another expedition, a two week trek deep into the uncharted forest, following my tribal "uncle's" ideas, to gather photographs and challenge Mt. Hunstein. We fight food shortages, leeches and giant cassowaries, while rare birds, exotic flowers and crystal clear rivers fuel my deep love for this delicate forest. I come to realize only the villagers can save the rainforest.

Beyond Conservation - A Wildland Strategy (Hardcover): Peter Taylor Beyond Conservation - A Wildland Strategy (Hardcover)
Peter Taylor
R2,138 Discovery Miles 21 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

After decades of operating off-the-backfoot and protecting and conserving nature perceived as under threat, conservationists are becoming proactive and creative in the face of habitat loss, agricultural intensification and climate change. Beyond Conservation offers a revolutionary agenda for both managing existing wildlands in Britain and for expanding and connecting such lands. Central to this strategy is the imperative to 'rewild' or restore and repair damaged habitat and ecosystems, promote existing biodiversity and reintroduce vanished plant and animal species, while working to reconcile human needs and livelihoods and the needs of nature.

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