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Title National parks : vegetation, wildlife and threats / Grazia Polisciano and Olmo Farina, editors.

Published New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store FA  14126    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 243 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Series Wildlife protection, destruction and extinction series
Wildlife protection, destruction and extinction series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Diversity and distribution of trees and vascular epiphytes in Kibale national Park, Uganda / Patrick Mucunguzi, John M. Kasenene -- Changes and trends in the chemistry of precipitation in the Wielkopolski National Park (Poland) / Barbara Walna, Iwona Kurzyca -- The U.S. national parks in international perspective: the Yellowstone model or conservation syncretism? / John Schelhas -- Response and recovery of the national seashores to extreme storms: sensitivity to the frequency of storm events / Chris Houser -- Invasive plant species: silent threats to biodiversity and ecological integrity in national parks / Liette Vasseur -- The DoǹIёana National Park (Spain): geodesy, DTM and water modeling as management tools / M.A. Nu ... [et al.] -- The influence of disturbance on Lepidopteran community and their seasonality on a constant leaf resource in Kibale National Park, Uganda: implications for conservation and forest management / Sini Savilaakso, Heikki Roininen -- Vegetation analysis and tree population structure of Sal (Shorea robusta C.F. Gaertn) forests: a case study from the Madhupur and Bhawal National Park in Bangladesh / Mizanur Rahman, Harald Vacik -- Rhodolith beds as critical habitat for monitoring in marine protected areas in the Gulf of California / Enrique Avila, Rafael Riosmena-Rodriguez -- Diversity of vertebrate fauna of Ranthambhore National Park (RNP), India / C. Sivaperuman, Sanjeev Kumar -- Conservation research in Uganda's national parks: forests and savannas / William Olupot, Andrew J. Plumptre.
Summary "In recent decades, there has been an increased need to understand ecosystems in order to be able to manage them for conservation and sustainable use. Yet examples of how research directly supports conservation are rare. This book examines the impact of disturbance, specifically habitat fragmentation and forest harvesting in national parks. This book also presents the results of observations of bulk deposition and its physico-chemical properties in national parks in Poland and tries to identify tendencies of change in its composition. In addition, research on Uganda's forest and savanna parks are reviewed, stimulating thinking about what kind of research is of value in guiding conservation actions. Over the past several decades, a highly polarized debate has emerged in the conservation literature about whether national parks in lesser developed countries should follow the 'Yellowstone model' of strict protection or whether new types of national park should be developed. The authors of this book assess the U.S. national park experience and ways in which to balance people's needs and desires with nature protection in national parks. Other chapters in this book examine the abundance and diversity of vertebrate fauna in national parks in India, the roles of rhodolith beds and their impact in the marine national parks of the Gulf of California management, the impacts of multiple or extreme storms on national seashores, and the impact of invasive plant species on biodiversity and ecological integrity of national parks."--Publisher's description.
Other author Polisciano, Grazia.
Farina, Olmo.
Subject Biodiversity conservation.
National parks and reserves.
Vegetation monitoring.
Wildlife monitoring.
ISBN 9781608767427 (hardcover)
1608767426 (hardcover)