In a 2008 review, David Lindenmayer and a long list of distinguished conservation biologists review two decades of research on landscape management . They identify a set of 13 factors that anyone managing a landscape for conservation should consider, and they group those factors under four broad themes: setting goals, spatial issues, temporal issues, and management approaches. Setting goals Develop long-term shared visions and quantifiable objectives. Spatial issues Manage the entire mosaic, not just the pieces. Consider both the amount and configuration of habitat and particular land cover types. Identify disproportionately important species, processes, and landscape elements. Integrate aquatic and terrestrial environments. Use a landscape classification and conceptual models appropriate to objectives. Temporal issues Maintain the capability of landscapes to recover from disturbances. Manage for change. Time lags between events and consequences are inevitable. Management approaches Manage in an experimental framework.
Source: University of Connecticut EEB Articles Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2012
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