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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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

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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Conservation Biology

Research Priorities For The Next Decade

Author: Society for Conservation Biology

Publisher: Shearwater Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 307

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One of the fastest growing scientific disciplines in recent history is conservation biology. A response of the scientific community to the massive environmental changes taking place on Earth, its goal is to enable society to anticipate, prevent, and reduce ecological damage, and to generate the scientific information from which effective conservation strategies and policies can be designed and implemented.In 1989, the Society for Conservation Biology and Island Press produced Research Priorities for Conservation Biology, a slim volume that set forth the findings of experts who had gathered to outline research needs for the near future, and which served as a guidepost for the field throughout the 1990s. In January 2000, leaders of the Society for Conservation Biology convened a similar group to reach consensus on where the field now stands and to determine the major, compelling research priorities for the next decade. Conservation Biology: Research Priorities for the Next Decade presents the results of that gathering.The book: notes progress or changes in the state of global biodiversity over the past decade and discusses overarching themes that influence all areas of conservation offers ten chapters by leading experts that summarize the status of knowledge in key areas ranging from marine conservation to ecological restoration to conservation medicine sets forth research priorities for each area describes gaps in current knowledge that are impeding the ability of conservation practitioners to carry out their workA final synthesis chapter brings together cross-cutting themes that integrate the diverse topics within the context of global biodiversity loss, and presents a call to action for scientists and others working in the field.Conservation Biology: Research Priorities for the Next Decade represents an indispensable guide to the research that is most urgently needed to support effective conservation, and will be must reading for anyone involved with the field of conservation biology.
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Risk Assessment in Conservation Biology

Author: M.A. Burgman,S. Ferson,H.R. Akçakaya

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412350306

Category: Science

Page: 314

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This book is a cohesive guide to the available methods that can be used in population viability analysis. It is therefore extremely valuable to both the practitioner of conservation biology and the theoretical population biologist.
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Conservation Biology

Voices from the Tropics

Author: Navjot S. Sodhi,Luke Gibson,Peter H. Raven

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118679806

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The late Navjot Sodhi conceived this book as a way of bringingto the forefront of our conservation planning for the tropics theviews of people who were actually working and living there. In its 31 chapters, 55 authors present their views on theconservation problems they face and how they deal withthem. Effective long term conservation in the tropics requires the fullparticipation of local people, organizations and governments. Thehuman population of tropical countries is expected to grow by morethan 2.5 billion people over the next several decades, withexpectations of increased consumption levels growing even morerapidly than population levels; clearly there will be a need formore trained conservationists and biologists. Significantlevels of local involvement are essential to conservation success,with the rights of local people fully recognized, protected andfostered by governmental and international assistance. Overarching conservation plans are necessary, but cannot inthemselves lead to success. The individual experiences presented in the pages of this book willprovide useful models that may serve to build better and moresustainable lives for the people who live in the tropics and leadto the continued survival of as many species and functioningecosystems as possible.
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Conservation Biology

Author: Bradley Cardinale,Richard Primack,James Murdoch

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Is

ISBN: 9781605357140

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Page: 672

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This new text combines theory and applied and basic research to explain the connections between conservation biology and ecology, climate change biology, the protection of endangered species, protected area management, environmental economics, and sustainable development. A major themethroughout the book is the active role that scientists, local people, the general public, conservation organizations, and governments can play in protecting biodiversity, even while providing for human needs.
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Insect Conservation Biology

Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society's 23nd Symposium

Author: Royal Entomological Society of London. Symposium

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845932544

Category: Science

Page: 457

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These proceedings contain papers on insect conservation biology that are classified under 3 themes: (1) the current status of insect conservation, and major avenues for progress and hindrances (6 papers); (2) insects as model organisms in conservation biology (6 papers); and (3) future directions in insect conservation biology (6 papers).
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Practical Conservation Biology

Author: David Lindenmayer,Mark Burgman

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643099468

Category: Nature

Page: 624

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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. Winner of the 2006 Whitley Award for Best Conservation Text.
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Conservation Biology

An Evolutionary-ecological Perspective

Author: Michael E. Soulé

Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 395

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