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Habitat Management for ConservationA Handbook of Techniques$
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Malcolm Ausden

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198568728

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.001.0001

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General techniques and considerations

General techniques and considerations

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(p.57) 4 General techniques and considerations
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Habitat Management for Conservation
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Malcolm Ausden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0004

This chapter discusses some general techniques and considerations common to managing most habitats. These include principles of managing for different groups, landscape factors, and disturbances; different approaches to grazing, and methods of controlling unwanted plant species. Eradication of rats and cats on islands is also covered, since this affects a number of different habitats, and can be of critical importance in conserving some island endemics and important seabird colonies. The chapter also includes a discussion of the likely effects of climate change on species and habitats, and potential ways to mitigate and compensate for its damaging effects.

Keywords:   habitat management, managing taxa, landscape, disturbance, grazing, unwanted plant species, climate change

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