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Chapter 18 Modeling the Interaction between Humans and Animals
 

Summary: Chapter 18 Modeling the Interaction
between Humans and Animals
in Multiple-use Forests: A Case
Study of Panthera tigris
SEAN AHEARN
CENTER FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH OF SPATIAL INFORMATION (CARSI), HUNTER COLLEGE, CITY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
AND J. L. D. SMITH
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES, WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY,
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
The loss of animal habitat and the greater use of forests by humans
in various parts of the world have increased the conflict between humans and
wildlife, especially for those animals with geographically large home ranges. As
a result, much effort has gone into preserving a network of reserves of the last
remaining prime habitat. Biologists, however, have realized that these areas
alone are not sufficient to sustain populations and that the multiple-use regions
that surround these core areas are essential for species' survival (Smith, Ahearn,
and McDougal 1998). While the concept of multiple use is attractive, finding the
right balance between competing uses is difficult or impossible without a com-
putational framework in which to analyze these competing uses. The advent of

  

Source: Ahearn, Sean - Department of Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York

 

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