Principles of Conservation Biology

Principles of Conservation Biology

Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a basic background in biology and ecology, this textbook introduces essential concepts in conservation biology.

Author: Martha J. Groom

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 0878935185

Category: Nature

Page: 779

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Principles of Conservation Biology, Third Edition is a complete revision of the most comprehensive textbook on conservation biology. Written by leading experts in the field, it is intended for use in conservation biology courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as by researchers and practitioners. It assumes a basic background in biology and ecology. The text introduces the major themes and concepts of the diverse and dynamic field of conservation biology. The biological and social underpinnings of conservation problems and potential solutions are interwoven throughout the text, which is divided into 4 sections: foundations of the field, threats to biodiversity, contexts for conservation, and practical applications of conservation biology in a real and complex world. Guest essays and case studies provide a diversity of perspectives and real-world examples that add insight and provoke discussion. The Third Edition features a wholly revised organization, emphasising both analyses of different categories of threat and approaches to conservation. Coverage has been expanded to emphasise both terrestrial and marine conservation issues, and efforts in the US and across the globe. The book is richly illustrated, and concludes with an extensive glossary of useful terms and a large bibliography that has proved a valuable reference for students and researchers.
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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

The national parks, 3rd edition. Rand McNally, Chicago, IL Gibbons, A. 1992. Conservation biology in the fast lane. Science 255:20–22 Groom, M. J., G. K. Meffe, and C. R. Carroll. 2006. Principles of conservation biology, 3rd edition.

Author: Fred Van Dyke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402068904

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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Practical Conservation Biology

Practical Conservation Biology

The first two sections deal with general principles and are appropriate for introductory subjects in conservation biology. The third section explores technical issues, and is suitable for advanced students and research workers.

Author: David Lindenmayer

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643090897

Category: Science

Page: 625

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Provides the essential framework for under-graduate and post-graduate courses in conservation biology and natural resource management by covering the complete array of topics central to these fields. Lindenmayer from ANU, ACT and Burgman from University of Melbourne, Vic.
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Fundamentals of Conservation Biology

Fundamentals of Conservation Biology

[218] Callicott, J.B. 1990. Whither conservation ethics? Conservation Biology 4: 15–20. [10, 21] Callicott, J.B. 1994. Conservation values and ethics. Pages 24–49 in G.K. Meffe and C.R. Carroll (eds), Principles of conservation biology.

Author: Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444308976

Category: Science

Page: 516

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In the new edition of this highly successful book, Malcolm Hunter and new co-author James Gibbs offer a thorough introduction to the fascinating and important field of conservation biology, focusing on what can be done to maintain biodiversity through management of ecosystems and populations. Starting with a succinct look at conservation and biodiversity, this book progresses to contend with some of the subject's most complex topics, such as mass extinctions, ecosystem degradation, and over exploitation. Discusses social, political, and economic aspects of conservation biology. Thoroughly revised with over six hundred new references and web links to many of the organizations involved in conservation biology, striking photographs and maps. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/hunter and by request on CD-ROM.
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Conservation Biology Principles for Forested Landscapes

Conservation Biology Principles for Forested Landscapes

This book is intended to provide information to those who wish tointeract with the landbase in an ecologically sustainable manner.Practitioners charged with the administration of land-based programs inindustry and government will find the ...

Author: Joan Voller

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 077480629X

Category: Conservation biology

Page: 243

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This book is intended to provide information to those who wish tointeract with the landbase in an ecologically sustainable manner.Practitioners charged with the administration of land-based programs inindustry and government will find the information presented useful. Itshould also be a resource for many community groups involved inland-use decision-making. Humans continue to use forests and make decisions about land usewithout perfect information. Conservation Biology Principles forForested Landscapes is intended to enable the improvement ofplanning and decison-making processes by providing ecologicalinformation on issues of forest use. Current approaches are notworking. Where information exists on new, ecologically sustainableapproaches, practitioners should switch. Where the information on abetter approach is not yet available, practitioners should replace thecurrent, inappropriate approach with a variety of flexible ones thatoffer the opportunity to change with new knowledge.
Categories: Conservation biology

Life on Earth A G

Life on Earth  A G

Proponents of the former believe that the field should focus mainly on developing biological principles for conservation, often on the assumption that training someone in all the relevant fields will result in practitioners who know a ...

Author: Niles Eldredge

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576072868

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 793

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An examination of nature's extraordinary biological diversity and the human activities that threaten it. * 200+ A–Z detailed entries on Earth's ecosystems, major groups of organisms, threats to biodiversity, and academic disciplines related to the study of biodiversity * Contributions from 50 recognized authorities from the fields of anthropology, biology, botany, earth science, ecology, evolution, and more * 150 photographs of key people, animals, and organisms; line drawings; tables, charts, and graphs including the major families of birds, the effects of agricultural intensity on biodiversity, and the number of years needed to add each billion to the world's population * Four major overview essays explaining what biodiversity is, why it is important, how it is threatened, and the Sixth Global Extinction
Categories: Biodiversity

Conservation Biology Principles for Forested Landscapes

Conservation Biology Principles for Forested Landscapes

Conservation Biology 7(1):94-108. Bennett, A.F. 1990. Habitat corridors and the conservation of small mammals in a fragmented forest environment. Landscape Ecology 4(2-3):109-122. -. 1991. What types of organisms will use corridors.

Author: Joan Voller

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774842518

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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This book is intended to provide information to those who wish to interact with the landbase in an ecologically sustainable manner. Practitioners charged with the administration of land-based programs in industry and government will find the information presented useful. It should also be a resource for many community groups involved in land-use decision-making. Humans continue to use forests and make decisions about land use without perfect information. Conservation Biology Principles for Forested Landscapes is intended to enable the improvement of planning and decison-making processes by providing ecological information on issues of forest use. Current approaches are not working. Where information exists on new, ecologically sustainable approaches, practitioners should switch. Where the information on a better approach is not yet available, practitioners should replace the current, inappropriate approach with a variety of flexible ones that offer the opportunity to change with new knowledge.
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Extinction in Our Times

Extinction in Our Times

Groom et al., Principles of Conservation Biology, 173−251. 16. Groom et al., Principles of Conservation Biology, 293−331. 17. Groom et al., Principles of Conservation Biology, 253−291. 18. Groom et al., Principles of Conservation ...

Author: James P. Collins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199717880

Category: Science

Page: 304

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For over 350 million years, thousands of species of amphibians have lived on earth, but since the 1990s they have been disappearing at an alarming rate, in many cases quite suddenly and mysteriously. What is causing these extinctions? What role do human actions play in them? What do they tell us about the overall state of biodiversity on the planet? In Extinction in Our Times, James Collins and Martha Crump explore these pressing questions and many others as they document the first modern extinction event across an entire vertebrate class, using global examples that range from the Sierra Nevada of California to the rainforests of Costa Rica and the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. Joining scientific rigor and vivid storytelling, this book is the first to use amphibian decline as a lens through which to see more clearly the larger story of climate change, conservation of biodiversity, and a host of profoundly important ecological, evolutionary, ethical, philosophical, and sociological issues.
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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

Principles of ecological biogeography and criteria for reserve design. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1 17:629-638. Debach, P. and B. Bartlett. 1951. Effects of insecticides on biological control of insect pests of citrus.

Author: Peggy L. Fiedler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461560517

Category: Nature

Page: 576

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Refecting what a new generation of conservation biologists is doing and thinking, this vital and far ranging second edition explores where conservation biology is heading. It challenges many conventions of conservation biology by exposing certain weaknesses of widely accepted principles. Combining contributions from both the school and the new breed of conservation biologists, this insightful text focuses primarily on topics the are integral to the daily activities of conservation biologists. Several chapters address ecosystem restoration and biotic invasions as well as the the mechanics of population viability analyses, which are now a routine facet of conservation efforts. A case history approach is implemented throughout the book, with the use of practical real-world examples. Furthermore, an in-depth look at quantitative analyses is presented, allowing for models and mathematical analyses to pinpoint limitations in existing data and guide research toward those aspects of biology that are most likely to be critical to the dynamics of a species or an ecosystem.
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Introduction to Conservation Genetics

Introduction to Conservation Genetics

evolutionary biology journals (including Molecular Ecology, Evolution, Journal of Heredity, Heredity, Genetics, American Naturalist, PLoS Genetics and Genetical Research), ... (2006) Principles of Conservation Biology.

Author: Richard Frankham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521878470

Category: Electronic books

Page: 618

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This impressive author team brings the wealth of advances in conservation genetics into the new edition of this introductory text, including new chapters on population genomics and genetic issues in introduced and invasive species. They continue the strong learning features for students - main points in the margin, chapter summaries, vital support with the mathematics, and further reading - and now guide the reader to software and databases. Many new references reflect the expansion of this field. With examples from mammals, birds,...
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