Indicators and Surrogates of Biodiversity and Environmental Change

David Lindenmayer, Philip Barton, Jennifer Pierson

© 2015 - CRC Press
Published October 20, 2015
Reference - 192 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498748704 - CAT# K27109

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Features

  • Explores and articulates new perspectives and insights into the development and application of surrogates and indicators in natural resource management and conservation
  • Examines the use and efficacy of surrogates and indicators of management success in different ecological realms – terrestrial, freshwater, marine and atmospheric
  • Identifies current gaps in the knowledge and application of this important subject, and articulates what needs to be done to close those gaps in research and practice
  • Includes insights form the world’s leading thinkers in the area of surrogates and indicators

Summary

Ecological surrogates and indicators are used widely by resource managers because they provide a simpler way to monitor and understand complex biota and ecosystem processes. The potential for surrogates and indicators to guide complex resource management has meant they have been proposed for use in all ecosystems worldwide. The book draws together research about surrogates and indicators, where to use them, where not to use them, and how they can be best used in cases where they are proposed for application.