Book 2014

Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making


ISBN: 978-1-4899-8040-3 (Print) 978-1-4899-8041-0 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-7

    Threshold Concepts: Implications for the Management of Natural Resources

  3. Chapter

    Pages 9-28

    Thresholds for Conservation and Management: Structured Decision Making as a Conceptual Framework

  4. Chapter

    Pages 29-43

    Identifying Objectives and Alternative Actions to Frame a Decision Problem

  5. Chapter

    Pages 45-65

    Optimization in Natural Resources Conservation

  6. Chapter

    Pages 67-86

    Application of Threshold Concepts to Ecological Management Problems: Occupancy of Golden Eagles in Denali National Park, Alaska

  7. Chapter

    Pages 87-100

    Monitoring for Threshold-Dependent Decisions

  8. Chapter

    Pages 101-130

    Applying Threshold Concepts to Conservation Management of Dryland Ecosystems: Case Studies on the Colorado Plateau

  9. Chapter

    Pages 131-156

    Using Natural Range of Variation to Set Decision Thresholds: A Case Study for Great Plains Grasslands

  10. Chapter

    Pages 157-197

    Evaluating Bioassessment Designs and Decision Thresholds Using Simulation Techniques

  11. Chapter

    Pages 199-230

    Getting the Message Across: Using Ecological Integrity to Communicate with Resource Managers

  12. Chapter

    Pages 231-254

    Use, Misuse, and Limitations of Threshold Indicator Taxa Analysis (TITAN) for Natural Resource Management

  13. Chapter

    Pages 255-272

    Ecosystem Trajectories: A Statistical Approach to Analyze Changing Pressure-Response Relationships Over Time

  14. Chapter

    Pages 273-289

    Detection of Harbingers of Catastrophic Regime Shifts in Drylands

  15. Chapter

    Pages 291-319

    Ecological Thresholds for Salt Marsh Nekton and Vegetation Communities

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 321-324