You are here

Chapter 7: Information needs and a research strategy for conserving forest carnivores

Posted date: May 12, 2016
Publication Year: 
1994
Authors: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Aubry, Keith B.; Lyon, L. Jack; Zielinski, William J.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Lyon, L. Jack; Zielinski, William J., tech. eds. The scientific basis for conserving forest carnivores: American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-254. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 138-152
Note: This article is part of a larger document.

Abstract

This forest carnivore conservation assessment summarizes what is known about the biology and ecology of the American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine. It is the first step in ascertaining what information we need to develop a scientifically sound strategy for species conservation. Although this assessment implies that we know what information we need to prescribe necessary and sufficient conservation measures, the concepts of conservation biology used here give us a better basis for identifying "necessary" information than for identifying "sufficient" information. Thus, we are cautious in defining information needs for the development of conservation strategies.

Citation

Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Aubry, Keith B.; Lyon, L. Jack; Zielinski, William J. 1994. Chapter 7: Information needs and a research strategy for conserving forest carnivores. In: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Lyon, L. Jack; Zielinski, William J., tech. eds. The scientific basis for conserving forest carnivores: American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-254. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 138-152