Special Issue "Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecosystem Management"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2011)
Dr. Lyne Morissette
Institut des Sciences de la Mer de Rimouski, 310, Allée des Ursulines, C.P. 3300, Rimouski, QC G5L 3A1, Canada
In this special issue scientists examine how anthropogenic activities can affects bioconservation. With the current overexploited status of many wildlife resources, there is a need to link the general principles of wildlife management to how it affects biodiversity and conservation of exploited species, but also other components of the foodweb they rely on. Understanding how to preserve vulnerable or endangered species is also crucial in the present context. How do we measure the impact of humans on biodiversity and how do we elaborate management plans for wildlife resources? Examples of topics to be discussed are: what are the best tools and approaches contributing to the study, management, and conservation of wildlife species? what is the scientific basis of conservation and management that can effectively confront the crisis in biodiversity & sustainable use of wildlife resources on a long-term perspective? What is the importance of biodiversity for maintaining the structure and function of foodwebs? What are the best management strategies to conserving healthy ecosystems or sustainably use them? Can we understand, model or prevent species extinctions? What is the role of habitat preservation in maintaining the biodiversity in ecosystems?
Dr. Lyne Morissette
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- wildlife management
- vulnerable species
Article: Coral Ecosystem Resilience, Conservation and Management on the Reefs of Jamaica in the Face of Anthropogenic Activities and Climate Change
Diversity 2010, 2(6), 881-896; doi:10.3390/d2060881
Received: 13 March 2010; in revised form: 26 April 2010 / Accepted: 18 May 2010 / Published: 1 June 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1573 KB)
Diversity 2010, 2(11), 1181-1204; doi:10.3390/d2111181
Received: 25 September 2010 / Accepted: 9 November 2010 / Published: 19 November 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1543 KB) |
Diversity 2011, 3(2), 217-234; doi:10.3390/d3020217
Received: 24 December 2010; in revised form: 26 April 2011 / Accepted: 26 April 2011 / Published: 28 April 2011| Download PDF Full-text (304 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Spatial Identification of Statewide Areas for Conservation Focus in New Mexico: Implications for State Conservation Efforts
Diversity 2011, 3(2), 275-295; doi:10.3390/d3020275
Received: 4 May 2011 / Accepted: 13 June 2011 / Published: 16 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1339 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Frogs, Fish and Forestry: An Integrated Watershed Network Paradigm Conserves Biodiversity and Ecological Services
Diversity 2011, 3(3), 503-530; doi:10.3390/d3030503
Received: 4 August 2011; in revised form: 31 August 2011 / Accepted: 1 September 2011 / Published: 15 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (3154 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Forest Biodiversity Assessment in Relic Ecosystem: Monitoring and Management Practice Implications
Diversity 2011, 3(3), 531-546; doi:10.3390/d3030531
Received: 6 July 2011; in revised form: 25 August 2011 / Accepted: 7 September 2011 / Published: 21 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (829 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Frogs, Fish and Forestry: The Need For a Wholistic View of Network Processes to Conserve Native Stream Biodiversity in Forest Catchments
Author: Hartwell H. Welsh, Jr.
Affiliation: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, 1700 Bayview Dr., Arcata, California 95521, USA; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: I review research on the distributions of amphibians in stream systems in Northwest California, documenting dependence on key network attributes, and examining linkages between attribute states and natural and anthropogenic disturbance processes. I explore implications of these relationships for salmonids and other elements of native biological diversity. Comparing riparian management guidelines from the U. S. federal Northwest Forest Plan with those of three Pacific Northwest states, I discuss fluvial and geomorphologic process domains of dendritic stream networks as they relate to these guidelines. Focusing in particular on headwater (1st to 3rd order) channels, I review evidence for the effectiveness of current riparian management to maintain viable populations of native amphibians. Using examples from multiple studies of amphibian environmental relationships, I evidence the ineffectiveness of current riparian rules to protect critical ecological processes in headwater environments by examining three key stream attributes inadequately protected by current rules and documenting responses of resident amphibians to frequently altered attribute states. Combined the concepts of the stream continuum and the dendritic network, I examine linkages between the status of biota in headwater reaches and those elements like salmonids that depend on downstream conditions. This analysis indicates that to recover and maintain sensitive species at upper and lower extremes and throughout stream networks will require recognizing and applying the concept of hydrologic connectivity. This concept is needed to guide management of stream networks to protect all parts and the interconnecting processes required maintain catchment-wide ecological integrity. These results have implications for stream networks worldwide.
Last update: 3 February 2011