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Predictive vegetation modeling for forest conservation and management in settled landscapes.

Danijela Puric-Mladenovic

Predictive vegetation modeling for forest conservation and management in settled landscapes.

by Danijela Puric-Mladenovic

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Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Toronto, 2003.

The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (in various foliations).
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Open LibraryOL19984226M
ISBN 100612847284

  The need for conservation science. From the days of Aldo Leopold (–40s) and his promotion of the land ethic (in A Sand County Almanac) and wildlife management (in Game Management) to Rachel Carson's candid assessment of the effects of pesticides on birds, the fate of the natural world and the recognition that we need to take better care of it and even . In addition, Poisson and Zero-Inflated Poisson models were used to predict vegetation fires and their daily occurrence in Europe and Canada [30,31,32,33,34,35,36]. Boubeta et al. used an extension of the classical Poisson regression models including forest area as a random effect for the prediction of wildfires in Galicia (northeastern Spain).

CONSERVATION OF CHANGING LANDSCAPES: VEGETATION AND LAND-USE HISTORY OF CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE ROBERT W. EBERHARDT,1 DAVID R. FOSTER,2 GLENN MOTZKIN, AND BRIAN HALL Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham, Massachusetts USA Abstract. The pervasive impact of historical land use is often . Landscape patches have a boundary between them which can be defined or fuzzy. The zone composed of the edges of adjacent ecosystems is the boundary. Edge means the portion of an ecosystem near its perimeter, where influences of the adjacent patches can cause an environmental difference between the interior of the patch and its edge. This edge effect .

  Our model predicts that converting bare ground/low herbaceous cover in plot borders to complex vegetation will be the most effective means of increasing overall S (Fig. S1A).At the plot scale (Fig. S1B), conversion of active pasture to riparian strips and wooded areas is most beneficial for S, followed closely by conversion of coffee farms or residential plots to . Simulation modeling of complex climate, wildfire, and vegetation dynamics to address wicked problems in land management Complex, reciprocal interactions among climate, disturbance, and vegetation dramatically alter spatial landscape patterns and influence ecosystem dynamics.


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Forests in Settled & Urban Landscapes applied science and research is aimed at supporting and informing conservation, management, planning and restoration of forests across different spatial scales - from single trees along city streets to entire landscapes.: Our science and research cover a diverse range of forests across the urban-rural continuum, who’s past we try to.

Predictive vegetation modeling for forest conservation and management in settled landscapes — First published in Edition Notes Advisors: Andy Kenney and Ferko : Predictive vegetation maps serve as decision making tools and provide critical information for many landscape planning and management activities.

Vegetation boundaries traditionally used to create maps can be produced in a number of different ways by digitizing / outlining vegetation boundaries, classifying remotely sensed images, or by developing predictive models.

Predictive vegetation mapping has advanced over the past two decades especially in conjunction with the development of remote sensing-based vegetation mapping and digital geographic information analysis.

A number of statistical and, more recently, machine-learning methods have been used to develop and implement predictive vegetation by: Predictive modeling and mapping of historical (pre-settlement) vegetation distribution and landscape conditions; Development of landscape and forest monitoring criteria and indicators utilizing information technology (GPS, GIS and remote sensing) Spatial analysis techniques, spatial prioritization and optimization tools.

Especially, when the purpose is to construct a predictive model for conservation or management, it is critical that the model (and thus resistance and connectivity measures) is rigorously parameterised using empirical data and validated in independent landscapes (see also Moilanen and Hanski,Schadt et al., ).

This book is a stimulating addition to the international literature on landscape ecology and land resource management at large. Chao Li is a Research Scientist with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS), Natural Resources Canada, and leads the Landscape Disturbances and Forest Valuation Modeling group.

Predictive modelling of fire occurrences from different fire spread patterns in Mediterranean landscapes Article (PDF Available) in International Journal. Research. Danijela’s research and professional work focus on forests in settled and urban landscapes.

Her work and research are aimed at providing real-world solutions and tools that support strategic conservation, restoration and integrated spatial planning of green systems, vegetation and forests in urban, peri-urban, ex-urban and rural/agricultural landscapes and. A strong positive ‘abundance and habitat-suitability’ relationship is crucial for conservation of species.

Nevertheless, anthropogenic alteration of natural landscapes leading to land use and land cover change, habitat loss, and species extinctions (may) have putatively disturbed this relationship.

Hence, it is important to study the nature of the relationship in such human. Midday Talk: Forestry and Design Series. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic, Daniels Faculty " The Southern Ontario Forest" Danijela is a faculty member working for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Science and Research Branch, Natural Heritage Information Center.

Her research and professional work is focused on forests in settled and urban landscapes. Explore the latest full-text research PDFs, articles, conference papers, preprints and more on HABITAT MODELING. Find methods information, sources, references or conduct a.

D.L. DeAngelis, in Encyclopedia of Ecology, The boreal forest, or taiga, occupies large regions of both North America and Asia between temperate forest and regions are characterized by harsh winters, but water is not usually limiting.

Plant biodiversity is far smaller than that of the temperate forest, with the tree community being dominated by a small number. Expansive development for urbanization, agriculture, and resource extraction has resulted in much of the Earth’s vegetation existing as fragmented, isolated patches.

Conservation planning typically deprioritizes small, isolated patches, as they are assumed to be of relatively little ecological value, instead focusing attention on conserving large, highly. forest ecosystems to supply. Models used to assist in forest management consist of several types.

First and most prevalent are growth and yield models, which predict the development of stands of trees through time. Initially, these models focused on single species, single age stands, such as one would find in plantations.

Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is aimed at advanced undergraduates, graduates and researchers and teachers in plant ecology, geography, forestry and nature conservation.

Vegetation Ecology takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach and will be welcomed as an essential reference for plant ecologists the world over. However, conservation ecologist Aritra Kshettry cautioned that risk maps are only useful if they are made using relevant predictors and the models should be carefully picked to increase predictive.

This book presents an analysis of land and water resources in Siberia, initially characterizing the landscapes, their ecosystems, crucial processes, human impacts on soil and water quality, and the status quo of available research.

Further chapters deal with modern monitoring and management methods that can lead to a significant knowledge shift and initiate sustainable. Species distribution models (SDMs) have become an essential tool in ecology, biogeography, evolution and, more recently, in conservation biology.

How to generalize species distributions in large undersampled areas, especially with few samples, is a fundamental issue of SDMs. In order to explore this issue, we used the best available presence records for the. Whereas vegetation structure may be critical to animal habitat assessment and to remote sensing, other vegetation features include vascular plant species (where these can be identified) that may reveal local (but not regional) sensitivities to environmental variability and habitat.

These are all relevant to conservation planning and management. Our model has two purposes: (1) to advance scientific understanding of the dynamics and interactions of forest management, fire, and vegetation across landscapes characterized by multiple owners; and (2) to contribute to management and collaborative restoration of fire-prone landscapes by serving as a tool for managers and stakeholders to.forest management Management of forests and trees within landscapes Human activities, including forest conservation, protection and management practices, interact with climate change and often make it difficult to distinguish between the causes of changes observed and projected.

Deforestation and fires in the Amazon region, for.modeling landscapes encompassing thousands of hectares (Crookston and Stage ), but not for applications spanning millions of hectares as is the case with some of the forest landscape models discussed in the following section.

Spatially interactive forest landscape models Forestlandscapemodels(FLMs)simulateforeststand.