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Conservation Biology for All

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.

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

For the Coming Decade

  • Author: Peggy L. Fiedler,Peter M. Kareiva
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1475728808
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 534
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Reflecting a new generation of conservation biologists' upper-division and graduate level conservation biology courses, as well as for individual reference, this book incorporates a number of new authors and additional chapters, covering all aspects of one of the most dynamic areas in the life sciences. Containing ten additional chapters, it includes such timely topics as ecosystem management and the economics of conservation.

The Endangered Species Act

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.

Conservation Biology

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.

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

  • Author: Bradley Cardinale,Richard Primack,James Murdoch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781605357140
  • Category:
  • Page: 600
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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.

Satellite Remote Sensing for Conservation Action

Satellite Remote Sensing for Conservation Action

Case Studies from Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Author: Allison K. Leidner,Graeme M. Buchanan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316513866
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 307
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Explains how satellite remote sensing informs and helps deliver successful conservation management through case studies, which highlight practitioner experience.

A Primer of Conservation Biology

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.

Conservation Behavior

Conservation Behavior

Applying Behavioral Ecology to Wildlife Conservation and Management

  • Author: Oded Berger-Tal,David Saltz
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107040108
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 410
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An in-depth analysis of the impact conservation behaviour can have to develop practical tools to safeguard against biodiversity extinction.

Practical Conservation Biology

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.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

An Appraisal from the Gulf Region

  • Author: Paul Sillitoe
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1782383727
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 572
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With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world's resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is arguably the prominent issue of the 21st century. This volume gives a wide ranging introduction focusing on the arid Gulf region, where the challenges of sustainable development are starkly evident. The Gulf relies on non-renewable oil and gas exports to supply the world's insatiable CO2 emitting energy demands, and has built unsustainable conurbations with water supplies dependent on energy hungry desalination plants and deep aquifers pumped beyond natural replenishment rates. Sustainable Development has an interdisciplinary focus, bringing together university faculty and government personnel from the Gulf, Europe, and North America -- including social and natural scientists, environmentalists and economists, architects and planners -- to discuss topics such as sustainable natural resource use and urbanization, industrial and technological development, economy and politics, history and geography.