Wildlife Ecology Unit
Two papers that describe the PIF process for identifying
species at risk (submitted by Kathy Paulin, Ashley NF):Carter,
Hunter, Pashley and Rosenburg. 2000. Setting conservation
priorities for landbirds in the United States:The Partners
in Flight approach. Auk 117(2):541-548. Beissinger,
Reed, Wunderle, Robinson and Finch. 2000. Report of
the AOU conservation committee on the Partners in Flight
species prioritization plan. Auk 117(2):549-561.
The following paper is not new, but it's an excellent
review of different classes of PVA techniques, with
caveats for applying them in a management context. Fred
Samson hands this out at every viability meeting, so
it's time you read it! (submitted by Christina Hargis
for Fred Samson):Beissinger, S. R. and M. I. Westphal.
1998. On the use of demographic models of population
viability in endangered species management. J. Wildl.
This paper provides criteria for selecting focal species.
I'm not sure I agree with all the criteria, but it is
thought-provoking. (submitted by Clint McCarthy, R4):Caro,
T. M. and G. O'Doherty. 1999. On the use of surrogate
species in conservation biology. Cons. Bio. 13:805-814.
A recent review of road effects. This is just one paper
in a volume on this subject (submitted by Christina
Hargis):Trombulak, S. C. and C. A. Frissell. 2000. Review
of ecological effects of roads on terrestrial and aquatic
communities. Cons. Bio. 14:18-30.