Search for dissertations about: "biodiversity surrogates"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words biodiversity surrogates.

  1. 1. Spatial distribution and conservation planning of seabed biological diversity

    Author : Genoveva Gonzalez-Mirelis; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Spatial autocorrelation; ecological classifications; distribution modelling; biotopes; conservation planning; biodiversity surrogates; GIS; spatial ecology; benthos; fjord;

    Abstract : Knowledge of spatial patterns of biota has become a commodity for conservation practitioners and spatial ecologists alike. This type of information enables the identification of representative and unique biological features (at some nominal scale) which itself constitutes the application par excellence of knowledge of biodiversity distribution as it relates to the design of reserve networks and the realization of spatial planning. READ MORE

  2. 2. Gradients of time and complexity understanding how riparian and instream ecosystems recover after stream restoration

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Eliza Maher Hasselquist; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; bioassessment; biodiversity; boreal; bryophyte; chronosequence; complexity; diatom; geomorphology; habitat heterogeneity; hydromorphological; macroinvertebrate; macrophyte; nitrogen cycling; river restoration; riparian buffer; stable isotopes; succession; Sweden; Environmental Science; miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : Why evaluations of the ecological outcomes of stream and river restoration have largely reported inconclusive or negative results has been the subject of much debate over the last decade or more. Understanding the reasons behind the lack of positive results is important for bettering future restoration efforts and setting realistic expectations for restoration outcomes. READ MORE