Previously published as: Environmental Management and Health
Online from: 2003
Subject Area: Environmental Management/Environment
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Article citation: , (2012) "Sources, Sinks and Sustainability", Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 23 Iss: 2, pp. -
Edited by Jianguo Liu, Vanessa Hull, Anita T. Morzillo and John A. Wiens
Cambridge University Press
Source-sink theories provide a simple yet powerful framework for understanding how the patterns, processes and dynamics of ecological systems vary and interact over space and time.
Integrating multiple research fields, including population biology and landscape ecology, this book presents the latest advances in source-sink theories, methods and applications in the conservation and management of natural resources and biodiversity. The interdisciplinary team of authors uses detailed case studies, innovative field experiments and modeling, and comprehensive syntheses to incorporate source-sink ideas into research and management, and explores how sustainability can be achieved in today's increasingly fragile human-dominated ecosystems.
Providing a comprehensive picture of source-sink research as well as tangible applications to real world conservation issues, this book is ideal for graduate students, researchers, natural-resource managers and policy makers.
Landscapes around the world are heterogeneous, with sources (e.g. areas more suitable for species) and sinks (e.g. areas less suitable for species). This book presents the latest advances in source-sink theories, methods and applications in the conservation and management of natural resources and biodiversity. The interdisciplinary and international team of authors uses case studies, field experiments and modeling, and syntheses to incorporate source – sink ideas into research and management, and explores how sustainability can be achieved in today's increasingly human-dominated ecosystems.