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Book Review: Quantitative Conservation biology: Theory and Practice of Population Viability analysis
Preface - What Is PVA, and How Can It Be Used in Conservation Decision-making? - The Causes and Quantification of Population Vulnerability - Count-based PVA: Density-independent Models - Count-basedExpand
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The Keystone-Species Concept in Ecology and ConservationManagement and policy must explicitly consider the complexity of interactions in natural systems
1Will the extinction of a single species in a community cause the loss of many others? Can we identify a set of species that are so important in determining the ecological functioning of a communityExpand
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The need for integrative approaches to understand and conserve migratory ungulates.
Over the last two centuries overhunting, anthropogenic barriers and habitat loss have disrupted many ungulate migrations. We review the literature on ungulate migration disruptions and find that forExpand
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Life Stage Simulation Analysis: Estimating Vital-Rate Effects on Population Growth for Conservation
We developed a simulation method, known as life-stage simulation analysis (LSA) to measure potential effects of uncertainty and variation in vital rates on population growth (λ) for purposes ofExpand
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Large body size, carnivory, and endothermic costs lead to exceptionally high caloric demands in many mammalian predators. The potential impact on prey resources may be marked but is difficult toExpand
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Longevity can buffer plant and animal populations against changing climatic variability.
Both means and year-to-year variances of climate variables such as temperature and precipitation are predicted to change. However, the potential impact of changing climatic variability on the fate ofExpand
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Demographic compensation and tipping points in climate-induced range shifts
To persist, species are expected to shift their geographical ranges polewards or to higher elevations as the Earth’s climate warms. However, although many species’ ranges have shifted in historicalExpand
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Modeling Population Viability for the Desert Tortoise in the Western Mojave Desert
The desert tortoise is a threatened species living in the deserts of the Amer- ican Southwest. Using size-structured demographic models, we analyzed the status of the tortoise in the Western MojaveExpand
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Lead poisoning and the deceptive recovery of the critically endangered California condor
Endangered species recovery programs seek to restore populations to self-sustaining levels. Nonetheless, many recovering species require continuing management to compensate for persistent threats inExpand
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Buffering of Life Histories against Environmental Stochasticity: Accounting for a Spurious Correlation between the Variabilities of Vital Rates and Their Contributions to Fitness
Life‐history theory predicts vital rates that on average make large contributions to the annual multiplication rate of a lineage should be highly buffered against environmental variability. ThisExpand
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