Birds as Useful Indicators of High Nature Value Farmlands

Using Species Distribution Models as a Tool for Monitoring the Health of Agro-ecosystems
 
 
Springer (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 13. Juli 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • IX, 120 Seiten
978-3-319-84366-7 (ISBN)
 

This book helps to establish a simple framework to identify and use bird species as a bioindicator for high nature value (HNV) farmlands.

This book focuses on suitable methods for monitoring the HNV areas, and presents the results of several case studies. The chapters put forward ways to integrate ecosystems assessment, geographical information systems (GIS) and strategies for conservation of local biodiversity. An innovative framework focuses on the use of species distribution models (SDMs) in order to explore the importance of each characteristic of HNV farmlands.

Furthermore, the book examines the relationships among bird species richness, land use diversity and landscape metrics at a local scale in the farmlands.

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 35 farbige Abbildungen, 8 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 35 Illustrations, color; 8 Illustrations, black and white; IX, 120 p. 43 illus., 35 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 23.5 cm
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  • Breite: 15.5 cm
  • 215 gr
978-3-319-84366-7 (9783319843667)
10.1007/978-3-319-50284-7
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Federico Morelli is a Quantitative Ecologist, currently working as Researcher at the Czech University of Life Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic). He has been involved in several European projects modelling the impact of land use and climate change on spatial distribution of biodiversity. The main focus of his research interests is related to the response of species distribution models to multiscale predictors, the effects of landscape metrics on biodiversity patterns, the development and test of several bioindicators and the general topics of macroecology.
Piotr Tryjanowski is a professor and director of the Institute of Zoology at Poznan University of Life Sciences. His research interest includes mainly ecology of vertebrates, with particular attention to the effect of climate and environmental changes on birds and mammals. For instance, since more than 25 years he studies farmland bird populations in Poland.
1. Introduction2. Spread of the concept of HNV farmland in Europe: A systematic review3. Identifying HNV areas using Geographic Information Systems and landscape metrics4. Suitable methods to monitoring the HNV farmland using bird species
CASE STUDIES5. Bird as indicators of HNV: Case study in farmlands from Central Italy6. Birds as indicators of HNV: Case study in Portuguese cork oak montados7. Using IndVal to identify bird indicators of HNV in farmlands from Western Poland
8. Discussion and final considerations
"The book is well illustrated with maps, graphs and schematics throughout, which helps communicate complex ideas to the reader, and is extensively referenced. Although this is a highly niche area, the focus on methods and real-world applications make this a useful book for those working in this specific area." (Anne Goodenough, The Bulletin British Ecological Society, Vol. 49 (1) March, 2018)

"The aim of this book was to provide a framework to use birds as indicators of High Nature Value (HNV) farmlands, and it includes five chapters on general aspects of HNV and three chapters which cover as many case-studies. ... This book would be appropriate as a basic read on the subject." (Daria Dadam, BTO British Trust for Ornithology, bto.org, March, 2017)
This book helps to establish a simple framework to identify and use bird species as a bioindicator for high nature value (HNV) farmlands.

This book focuses on suitable methods for monitoring the HNV areas, and presents the results of several case studies. The chapters put forward ways to integrate ecosystems assessment, geographical information systems (GIS) and strategies for conservation of local biodiversity. An innovative framework focuses on the use of species distribution models (SDMs) in order to explore the importance of each characteristic of HNV farmlands.

Furthermore, the book examines the relationships among bird species richness, land use diversity and landscape metrics at a local scale in the farmlands.

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