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Conservation Biology

Author : Fred Van Dyke
ISBN : 9781402068904
Genre : Science
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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
ISBN : 9780199554232
Genre : Nature
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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 : Peggy L. Fiedler
ISBN : 9781468464269
Genre : Nature
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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

Author : Ian F. Spellerberg
ISBN : UCSD:31822023832140
Genre : Nature
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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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Practical Conservation Biology

Author : David Lindenmayer
ISBN : 9780643099463
Genre : Nature
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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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Zoo Conservation Biology

Author : John E. Fa
ISBN : 9781139498623
Genre : Nature
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In the face of ever-declining biodiversity, zoos have a major role to play in species conservation. Written by professionals involved in in situ conservation and restoration projects internationally, this is a critical assessment of the contribution of zoos to species conservation through evidence amassed from a wide range of sources. The first part outlines the biodiversity context within which zoos should operate, introducing the origins and global spread of zoos and exploring animal collection composition. The second part focuses on the basic elements of keeping viable captive animal populations. It considers the consequences of captivity on animals, the genetics of captive populations and the performance of zoos in captive breeding. The final part examines ways in which zoos can make a significant difference to conservation now and in the future. Bridging the gap between pure science and applied conservation, this is an ideal resource for both conservation biologists and zoo professionals.
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Conservation Biology

Author : Michael E. Soulé
ISBN : UCSD:31822006504757
Genre : Science
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Insect Conservation Biology

Author : Royal Entomological Society of London. Symposium
ISBN : 9781845932541
Genre : Science
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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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Conservation Biology

Author : Bradley Cardinale
ISBN : 1605357146
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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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Marine Conservation Biology

Author : Michael E. Soulé
ISBN : 1597267716
Genre : Nature
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Marine Conservation Biology brings together for the first time in a single volume leading experts from around the world to apply the lessons and thinking of conservation biology to marine issues.
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Conservation Biology

Author : George W. Cox
ISBN : WISC:89058901265
Genre : Science
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Growing interest and enrollments in conservation biology courses provide the perfect environment for this updated second edition.Conservation Biology: Concepts and Applications is ideal for your introductory nonmajors or combined courses. Its attractive, two-color interior contains more than 200 visuals. This new edition’s “ecosystems approach” features discussion of both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, describing each system’s characteristics, plant and animal life, and environmental problems and solutions. Conservation Biology’s clarified concepts and updated references allow students to investigate practical approaches to ecosystem management and resource conservation from a biological perspective.
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Risk Assessment In Conservation Biology

Author : M.A. Burgman
ISBN : 0412350300
Genre : Science
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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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Fundamentals Of Conservation Biology

Author : Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.
ISBN : 9781444308976
Genre : Science
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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

Author : Andrew S. Pullin
ISBN : 0521644828
Genre : Nature
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This colourful textbook introduces students to conservation biology, the science of preserving biodiversity.
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Quantitative Methods For Conservation Biology

Author : Mark Burgman
ISBN : 9780387954868
Genre : Nature
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Reviews the quantitative tools used in the study of subjects such as biodiversity, resource management and endangered species preservation. Topics covered include population viability analysis, population dynamics, metapopulation models, estimating timing of extinctions, quasi-extinction and more.
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Conservation Biology

Author : Navjot S. Sodhi
ISBN : 9781118679807
Genre : Science
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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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Primate Conservation Biology

Author : Guy Cowlishaw
ISBN : 0226116360
Genre : Nature
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From the snub-nosed monkeys of China to the mountain gorillas of central Africa, our closest nonhuman relatives are in critical danger worldwide. A recent report, for example, warns that nearly 20 percent of the world's primates may go extinct within the next ten or twenty years. In this book Guy Cowlishaw and Robin Dunbar integrate cutting-edge theoretical advances with practical management priorities to give scientists and policymakers the tools they need to help keep these species from disappearing forever. Primate Conservation Biology begins with detailed overviews of the diversity, life history, ecology, and behavior of primates and the ways these factors influence primate abundance and distribution. Cowlishaw and Dunbar then discuss the factors that put primates at the greatest risk of extinction, especially habitat disturbance and hunting. The remaining chapters present a comprehensive review of conservation strategies and management practices, highlighting the key issues that must be addressed to protect primates for the future.
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Conservation Biology And The Black Footed Ferret

Author : Ulysses S. Seal
ISBN : 0300041233
Genre : Nature
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The presentations and discussions clarified certain controversial issues in conservation and wildlife biology, including factors influencing the viability of small wild and captive populations, minimum viable population sizes in wild and captive populations, and the consequences of small founder numbers for recovery of the species. These papers were useful in the decision-making stage of the recovery program and will assist in the return of the species to the wild-the goal of a recovery program.
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