Essentials of Conservation Biology

Author: Richard B. Primack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878937219

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 660

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Combines theory and research findings to explain links between conservation biology and environmental economics, ethics, law and the social sciences. The author stresses that people and governments can all contribute to protecting biological diversity and promote sustainable development.
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Essentials of Conservation Biology

Author: Richard B. Primack

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9781605352893

Category: Science

Page: 603

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This 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 theme throughout 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. Each chapter begins with general ideas and principles, which are illustrated with choice examples from the current literature. The most instructive examples are discussed in boxes highlighting projects, species, and issues of particular significance. Chapters end with summaries, an annotated list of suggested readings, and discussion questions. This new edition comes with extensive summary statements in the text margins, as study aids.
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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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An Introduction to Conservation Biology

Author: Richard B. Primack,Anna A. Sher

Publisher: Sinauer Associates

ISBN: 9781605354736

Category: Conservation biology

Page: 500

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This is a book well suited for a wide range of undergraduate courses, as both a primary text for conservation biology courses and a supplement for ecological and environmental science courses.
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A Primer of Conservation Biology

Author: Richard B. Primack

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9780878937325

Category: Nature

Page: 319

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This text introduces the key elements of the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of conservation biology. In a concise format, the Primer highlights the material treated in detail in the 1998 textbook Essentials of Conservation Biology, second edition. It incorporates background, theory, and examples in a lively and readable text that should appeal to a wide audience and stimulate interest consevation biology. The book provides perspectives on issues in the field such as sustainable development, the effectiveness of conservation laws and treaties, the design of conservation areas, classification of conservation threats, and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction.
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Walden Warming

Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods

Author: Richard B. Primack

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606221X

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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In his meticulous notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. If he were to look for the first blueberry flowers in Concord today, mid-May would be too late. In the 160 years since Thoreau’s writings, warming temperatures have pushed blueberry flowering three weeks earlier, and in 2012, following a winter and spring of record-breaking warmth, blueberries began flowering on April 1—six weeks earlier than in Thoreau’s time. The climate around Thoreau’s beloved Walden Pond is changing, with visible ecological consequences. In Walden Warming, Richard B. Primack uses Thoreau and Walden, icons of the conservation movement, to track the effects of a warming climate on Concord’s plants and animals. Under the attentive eyes of Primack, the notes that Thoreau made years ago are transformed from charming observations into scientific data sets. Primack finds that many wildflower species that Thoreau observed—including familiar groups such as irises, asters, and lilies—have declined in abundance or have disappeared from Concord. Primack also describes how warming temperatures have altered other aspects of Thoreau’s Concord, from the dates when ice departs from Walden Pond in late winter, to the arrival of birds in the spring, to the populations of fish, salamanders, and butterflies that live in the woodlands, river meadows, and ponds. Primack demonstrates that climate change is already here, and it is affecting not just Walden Pond but many other places in Concord and the surrounding region. Although we need to continue pressuring our political leaders to take action, Primack urges us each to heed the advice Thoreau offers in Walden: to “live simply and wisely.” In the process, we can each minimize our own contributions to our warming climate.
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Learning from the Land

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Science Symposium Proceedings : November 4-5, 1997, Southern Utah University

Author: Linda M. Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (Utah)

Page: 518

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A Primer of Conservation Genetics

Author: Richard Frankham,Jonathan D. Ballou,David A. Briscoe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521538275

Category: Nature

Page: 220

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This concise, entry level text provides an introduction to the importance of genetic studies in conservation and presents the essentials of the discipline in an easy-to-follow format, with main points and terms clearly highlighted. The authors assume only a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics, making the book accessible to those with a limited background in these areas. Connections between conservation genetics and the wider field of conservation biology are interwoven throughout the book. Worked examples are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations and glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader. Many beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species are included to enhance the text. Written for short, introductory level courses in genetics, conservation genetics and conservation biology, this book will also be suitable for practising conservation biologists, zoo biologists and wildlife managers.
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