Conservation Biology for All

Author: Navjot S. Sodhi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199554234

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely as possible. Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered. Numerous textboxes describing additional relevant material or case studies are also included. The global biodiversity crisis is now unstoppable; what can be saved in the developing world will require an educated constituency in both the developing and developed world. Habitat loss is particularly acute in developing countries, which is of special concern because it tends to be these locations where the greatest species diversity and richest centres of endemism are to be found. Sadly, developing world conservation scientists have found it difficult to access an authoritative textbook, which is particularly ironic since it is these countries where the potential benefits of knowledge application are greatest. There is now an urgent need to educate the next generation of scientists in developing countries, so that they are in a better position to protect their natural resources.
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Conservation Biology

Author: Ian F. Spellerberg

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 242

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This text is a broad introduction to ideas in ecology set in the context of global environmental change. The book incorporates case studies of conservation in practice written by a series of contributors, each an expert in their own field.
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Conservation Biology

Foundations, Concepts, Applications

Author: Fred Van Dyke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402068905

Category: Science

Page: 478

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Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition, represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his vast experience, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an invaluable resource for students in conservation around the globe. Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics.
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Tropical Conservation Biology

Author: Navjot S. Sodhi,Barry W. Brook,Corey J. A. Bradshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687469

Category: Science

Page: 344

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This introductory textbook examines diminishing terrestrial andaquatic habitats in the tropics, covering a broad range of topicsincluding the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture,urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects offire on plants and animal survival. Includes case studies and interviews with prominentconservation scientists to help situate key concepts in a realworld context Covers a broad range of topics including: the fate of the coralreefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging onhabitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animalsurvival Highlights conservation successes in the region, and emphasizesthe need to integrate social issues, such as human hunger, into atangible conservation plan Documents the current state of the field as it looks for waysto predict future outcomes and lessen human impact “Sodhi et al. have done a masterful job of compiling agreat deal of literature from around the tropical realm, and theyhave laid out the book in a fruitful and straightforwardmanner…I plan to use it as a reference and as supplementalreading for several courses and I would encourage others to do thesame.” Ecology, 90(4), 2009, pp.1144–1145
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The Endangered Species Act

History, Conservation Biology, and Public Policy

Author: Brian Czech,Paul R. Krausman,Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation Paul R Krausman,Center for American Places Staff

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801865046

Category: Nature

Page: 212

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Since the 1970s, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), by virtue of its regulatory impact, has been a frequent subject of policy analysis. In this comprehensive history and critique of the ESA, Brian Czech and Paul R. Krausman incorporate the new model of policy design theory to frame a larger discussion about conservation biology and American democracy. Czech and Krausman provide a historical background of endangered species policy that integrates natural history, socioeconomic trends, political movements, and professional developments. Outlining the controversies surrounding the ESA, they find a connection between challenges to species conservation and challenges to democracy. After an assessment of ESA analyses that have been performed from traditional perspectives, they engage policy design theory to review the structural logic of the ESA, analyzing each clause of the legislation for its application of the fundamental elements of democracy. To address the technical legitimacy of ESA, they propose two new genetic considerations—functional genome size and molecular clock speed—to supplement phylogenetic distinctiveness as criteria with which to prioritize species for conservation. Next, they systematically describe the socioeconomic context of ESA by assessing and classifying the causes of species endangerment. A hybrid of policy analysis and ecological assessment, The Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology, and Public Policy will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of natural resource policy and law, conservation biology, political science, wildlife ecology, and environmental history, and to professionals at agencies involved in wildlife conservation.
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Conservation Biology

Author: Andrew S. Pullin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521644822

Category: Nature

Page: 345

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This colourful textbook introduces students to conservation biology, the science of preserving biodiversity.
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A Primer of Conservation Biology

Author: Richard B. Primack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 277

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This primer is divided into five chapters, focusing on: biological diversity and its value; the threats to biological diversity; conservation at the population and species levels; protecting and managing habitats and ecosystems; and human societies and sustainable development. Case studies demonstrate the controversies in the field. The choice of examples show the full range of species, habitats and geographic areas of the world.
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Practical Conservation Biology

Author: David Lindenmayer,Mark A. Burgman

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643090894

Category: Science

Page: 609

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Practical Conservation Biology covers the complete array of topics that are central to conservation biology and natural resource management, thus providing the essential framework for under-graduate and post-graduate courses in these subject areas. Written by two of the world's leading environment experts, it is a "must have" reference for environment professionals in government, non-government and industry sectors. The book reflects the latest thinking on key topics such as extinction risks, losses of genetic variability, threatening processes, fire effects, landscape fragmentation, habitat loss and vegetation clearing, reserve design, sustainable harvesting of natural populations, population viability analysis, risk assessment, conservation biology policy, human population growth and its impacts on biodiversity. Practical Conservation Biology deals primarily with the Australian context but also includes many overseas case studies. The book is the most comprehensive assessment of conservation topics in Australia and one of the most comprehensive worldwide.
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A Primer of Conservation Biology

Author: Richard B. Primack

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9780878936236

Category: Nature

Page: 363

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This text introduces the key elements of the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of conservation biology, covering such issues as sustainable development, global warming and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction.
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Conservation Biology

The Theory and Practice of Nature Conservation Preservation and Management

Author: Peggy L. Fiedler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468464264

Category: Nature

Page: 507

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• • • John Harper • • • Nature conservation has changed from an idealistic philosophy to a serious technology. Ecology, the science that underpins the technol ogy of conservation, is still too immature to provide all the wisdom that it must. It is arguable that the desire to conserve nature will in itself force the discipline of ecology to identify fundamental prob lems in its scientific goals and methods. In return, ecologists may be able to offer some insights that make conservation more practicable (Harper 1987). The idea that nature (species or communities) is worth preserv ing rests on several fundamental arguments, particularly the argu ment of nostalgia and the argument of human benefit and need. Nostalgia, of course, is a powerful emotion. With some notable ex ceptions, there is usually a feeling of dismay at a change in the sta tus quo, whether it be the loss of a place in the country for walking or rambling, the loss of a painting or architectural monument, or that one will never again have the chance to see a particular species of bird or plant.
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