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Conservation and Management for Multiple Species: Integrating Field Research and Modeling
 

Summary: Conservation and Management for Multiple
Species: Integrating Field Research and Modeling
into Management Decisions
H. RES¸ IT AKC¸ AKAYA
Applied Biomathematics
100 North Country Road
Setauket, New York 11733, USA
ABSTRACT / Multiple-species reserves aim at supporting
viable populations of selected species. Population viability
analysis (PVA) is a group of methods for predicting such
measures as extinction risk based on species-specific data.
These methods include models that simulate the dynamics
of a population or a metapopulation. A PVA model for the
California gnatcatcher in Orange County was developed
with landscape (GIS) data on the habitat characteristics and
requirements and demographic data on population dynam-
ics of the species. The potential applications of this model
include sensitivity analysis that provides guidance for plan-
ning fieldwork, designing reserves, evaluating management
options, and assessing human impact. The method can be

  

Source: Akçakaya, H. Resit - Department of Ecology and Evolution, SUNY at Stony Brook

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology