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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

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: Ian F. Spellerberg
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 242
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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.

Tropical Conservation Biology

Tropical Conservation Biology

  • Author: Navjot S. Sodhi,Barry W. Brook,Corey J. A. Bradshaw
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118687469
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 344
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This introductory textbook examines diminishing terrestrial andaquatic habitats in the tropics, covering a broad range of topicsincluding the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture,urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects offire on plants and animal survival. Includes case studies and interviews with prominentconservation scientists to help situate key concepts in a realworld context Covers a broad range of topics including: the fate of the coralreefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging onhabitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animalsurvival Highlights conservation successes in the region, and emphasizesthe need to integrate social issues, such as human hunger, into atangible conservation plan Documents the current state of the field as it looks for waysto predict future outcomes and lessen human impact “Sodhi et al. have done a masterful job of compiling agreat deal of literature from around the tropical realm, and theyhave laid out the book in a fruitful and straightforwardmanner…I plan to use it as a reference and as supplementalreading for several courses and I would encourage others to do thesame.” Ecology, 90(4), 2009, pp.1144–1145

A Primer of Conservation Biology

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.

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

  • Author: Andrew S. Pullin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521644822
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 345
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This colourful textbook introduces students to conservation biology, the science of preserving biodiversity.

Conservation Biology

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.

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.

Insect Conservation Biology

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).