Dynamics of large herbivore populations in changing environments

towards appropriate models
  • 201 Pages
  • 0.64 MB
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Wiley-Blackwell , Chichester, West Sussex, UK, Hoboken, NJ
Statementedited by Norman Owen-Smith
ContributionsNational Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
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LC ClassificationsQL737.U4 D96 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 201 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24434992M
ISBN 10140519894X, 1405198958
ISBN 139781405198943, 9781405198950
LC Control Number2009038755
OCLC/WorldCa456420538

: Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments: Towards Appropriate Models (): Owen-Smith, Norman: BooksCited by: About this book. This book aims to reconcile theoretical models of population dynamics with what is currently known about the population dynamics of large mammalian herbivores.

It arose from a working group established at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to address the need for models that better accommodate environmental variability, especially for herbivores dependent on changing.

The contents provide a foundation for resolving problems of diminishing large mammal populations in Africa, over-abundant ungulate populations elsewhere, and general consequences of global change for biodiversity conservation.

This book will serve as a definitive outline of what is currently known about the population dynamics of large herbivores. Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments Norman Owen-Smith This book aims to reconcile theoretical models of population dynamics with what is currently known about the population dynamics of large mammalian herbivores.

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El libro tiene de páginas publicadas en February 5,   The factors that explain changes in population size are a central theme in ecology, and long-term studies of population dynamics are of great interest for life history theory, population ecology, wildlife management and conservation biology1, s that can identify which vital rates are more variable (variability patterns) and which ones are more likely to influence overall changes in.

Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments - Norman Owen-Smith - Formal sciences Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments: This book aims to reconcile theoretical models of population dynamics with what is currently known about the population dynamics of large mammalian herbivores.

Dynamics of large herbivore populations in changing environments: towards appropriate models. [Norman Owen-Smith; National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.;] -- This book aims to reconcile theoretical models of population dynamics with what is currently known about the population dynamics of large mammalian herbivores.

Vera () and Olff et al. () also mention that a prerequisite for the (re-)establishment of thorny shrubs in the created grasslands is a temporary reduction of the large herbivore populations.

Whether self-regulating large herbivores do indeed play a key role in wood-pasture landscapes, however, remains an unanswered question (Vera, Dynamics of large herbivore populations in changing environments: towards appropriate models.

[R Norman Owen-Smith; National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.;] -- This text aims to reconcile theoretical models of population dynamics with what is currently known about the population dynamics of large mammalian herbivores.

Some populations of large herbivores are at the brink of extinction, some are under discussion for reintroduction, whilst others already occur in dense populations causing conflicts with other land.

Some populations of large herbivores are at the brink of extinction, some are under discussion for reintroduction, whilst others already occur in dense populations causing conflicts with other land use. Large herbivores are the major drivers for forming the shape and function of terrestrial ecosystems.

This book addresses the scientifically based action plans to manage both the large herbivore populations and their habitats worldwide. It covers the processes by which large herbivores not only affect their environment (e.g. grazing) but are affected by it (e.g. nutrient cycling) and the management strategies required.

Book description. The adaptation of herbivore behaviour to seasonal and locational variations in vegetation quantity and quality is inadequately modelled by conventional methods.

Norman Owen-Smith innovatively links the principles of adaptive behaviour to their consequences for population dynamics and community ecology, through the application of a metaphysiological modelling approach.

Abstract This paper considers the conceptual basis of large herbivore population dynamics. Carrying capacity is discussed in its many meanings, and K -carrying capacity, the maximum number of animals an area will support based on resources, is suggested as the basic meaning of the term.

The world's populations of large herbivores have shown dramatically different dynamics during the last two decades. The abundance and distribution of some ungulate species has declined abruptly, while other species have become excessively abundant, and still others have shown complex, oscillatory dynamics.

These shortcomings do not greatly distract from the value of this book.

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Overall, Large Herbivore Ecology, Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation provides a very good overview of large mammal impacts on ecological processes and species in terrestrial systems, particularly for northern temperate and boreal systems. Norman Owen-Smith - Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments ().

Large Herbivore Ecology, Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation. From Resources to Populations in Variable Environments. Author: R. Norman Owen-Smith. Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Nature. Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments. by Norman Owen-Smith.

Towards Appropriate Models. Author: Norman Owen-Smith. Book Editor(s): Norman Owen‐Smith Changing perspectives. Synthesis. Implications for conservation and management. Acknowledgments.

References. Citing Literature. Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments: Towards Appropriate. From an operational point of view, his research is based on long-term monitoring of large herbivore populations to explore how human induced environmental change (e.g.

landscape modification, phenology, climate warming, hunting) influences their population dynamics. Plants are attacked by many different consumers. A critical question is how often, and under what conditions, common reductions in growth, fecundity or even survival that occur due to herbivory translate to meaningful impacts on abundance, distribution or dynamics of plant populations.

understanding the population dynamics of large herbivores and their impacts on natural resources. Density-dependent and density-independent drivers of large herbivore population dynamics An understanding of what factors cause animal popula-tions to increase, decrease or remain stable is fundamental to the provision of advice on how to manage them.

The main focus is on large mammalian herbivores occupying seasonally variable environments such as those characterized by African savannas, but applications to temperate zone ungulates are also included.

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Issues of habitat suitability, species coexistence, and population stability or instability are similarly : R. Norman Owen-Smith. Changes in the Environment The carrying capacity can change when the environment changes.

For example, after a rainy season, plants may produce a large crop of leaves and seeds. This large amount of food may allow an herbivore population to grow. But what if important resources are destroyed. A population crash occurs when the carrying capacity.

Most large herbivores require some type of management within their habitats. Some populations of large herbivores are at the brink of extinction, some are under discussion for reintroduction, whilst others already occur in dense populations causing conflicts with other land use.

Large herbivores are the major drivers for forming the shape and function of terrestrial ecosystems. This book. Large Herbivore Ecology, Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation K. Danell, R. Bergstrom, P.

Duncan and J.

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Pastor (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. Price AUD$ ISBN‐13 0 5. Greater than 50% of the earth's land is used for livestock grazing and a significant proportion of the remainder supports populations of wild herbivores. This method for studying natural populations became widely adopted, and was a force which developed enormous research energy in the s.

Insect population dynamics became a major focus in ecology, and a flush of books soon reflected this interest (e.g., Referen 38, and ).This book presents, for the first time, a collection of studies on the ecology of the rich and diverse large herbivore assemblages of South and Southeast Asia.

Written by experts on herbivores of the region, it covers a comprehensive range of topics, including their evolutionary history, behaviour.

In several ungulate species, the effects of climate on population dynamics occur only at high population densities (e.g., Grenfell et al.Jacobson et al. ). This is unsurprising, given that resource stress is the primary source of negative climatic effect on populations, and larger populations are more likely to confront resource.