Conservation Biology for All

Conservation Biology for All

Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership.

Author: Navjot S. Sodhi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199554232

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.
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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

Aimed primarily at undergraduates studying courses in conservation and conservation biology, this book will also be useful to practicing conservationists and natural resource managers.

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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Tropical Conservation Biology

Tropical Conservation Biology

This is especially important because it is in the tropics that the largest tracts of still-pristine habitat, the greatest species diversity, and the richest centres of endemism are found.

Author: Navjot S. Sodhi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118687468

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
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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

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.

Author: Peggy L. Fiedler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468464269

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.
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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

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.

Author: Ian F. Spellerberg

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UCSD:31822023832140

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.
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Satellite Remote Sensing for Conservation Action

Satellite Remote Sensing for Conservation Action

Dawn of drone ecology: low-cost autonomous aerial vehicles for conservation.
Tropical Conservation ... biology: past and present. In Sodhi, N. S. and Ehrlich,
P. R., eds., Conservation Biology for All. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.

Author: Allison K. Leidner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316513866

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.
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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

The late Navjot Sodhi conceived this book as a way of bringing to the forefront of our conservation planning for the tropics the views of people who were actually working and living there.

Author: Navjot S. Sodhi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118679807

Category: Science

Page: 288

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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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Marine Conservation Biology

Marine Conservation Biology

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.

Author: Michael E. Soulé

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597267716

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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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

Conservation Biology

This colourful textbook introduces students to conservation biology, the science of preserving biodiversity.

Author: Andrew S. Pullin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521644828

Category: Nature

Page: 345

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This colourful textbook introduces students to conservation biology, the science of preserving biodiversity.
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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

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 ...

Author: Bradley Cardinale

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Is

ISBN: 1605357146

Category:

Page: 672

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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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A Primer of Conservation Biology

A Primer of Conservation Biology

Provides up-to-date coverage of Conservation Biology, including sustainable development, global warming, and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction.

Author: Richard B. Primack

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 0878936920

Category: Science

Page: 349

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Provides up-to-date coverage of Conservation Biology, including sustainable development, global warming, and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction.
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Conservation Behavior

Conservation Behavior

Conservation biology: past and present. In: Sodhi, N.S. and Ehrlich, P.R. (eds.),
Conservation Biology for All, pp. 7–26. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Minteer,
B.A. 2012.Refounding Environmental Ethics: Pragmatism, Principle, and Practice.

Author: Oded Berger-Tal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107040106

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.
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Fundamentals of Conservation Biology

Fundamentals of Conservation Biology

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 ...

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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An Introduction to Conservation Biology

An Introduction to Conservation Biology

An Introduction to Conservation Biology, second edition, focuses successively on biological diversity and its value; threats to biological diversity; conservation at the population and species levels; protecting, managing and restoring ...

Author: Anna Sher

Publisher:

ISBN: 1605358975

Category: Biodiversity

Page:

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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

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.

Author: George W. Cox

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: WISC:89058901265

Category: Science

Page: 362

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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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Insect Conservation Biology

Insect Conservation Biology

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 ...

Author: Royal Entomological Society of London. Symposium

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845932541

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).
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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology: Research Priorities for the Next Decade presents the results of that gathering.The book: notes progress or changes in the state of global biodiversity over the past decade and discusses overarching themes that ...

Author: Society for Conservation Biology

Publisher: Shearwater Books

ISBN: MINN:31951D02179435I

Category: Nature

Page: 307

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One of the fastest growing scientific disciplines in recent history is conservation biology. A response of the scientific community to the massive environmental changes taking place on Earth, its goal is to enable society to anticipate, prevent, and reduce ecological damage, and to generate the scientific information from which effective conservation strategies and policies can be designed and implemented.In 1989, the Society for Conservation Biology and Island Press produced Research Priorities for Conservation Biology, a slim volume that set forth the findings of experts who had gathered to outline research needs for the near future, and which served as a guidepost for the field throughout the 1990s. In January 2000, leaders of the Society for Conservation Biology convened a similar group to reach consensus on where the field now stands and to determine the major, compelling research priorities for the next decade. Conservation Biology: Research Priorities for the Next Decade presents the results of that gathering.The book: notes progress or changes in the state of global biodiversity over the past decade and discusses overarching themes that influence all areas of conservation offers ten chapters by leading experts that summarize the status of knowledge in key areas ranging from marine conservation to ecological restoration to conservation medicine sets forth research priorities for each area describes gaps in current knowledge that are impeding the ability of conservation practitioners to carry out their workA final synthesis chapter brings together cross-cutting themes that integrate the diverse topics within the context of global biodiversity loss, and presents a call to action for scientists and others working in the field.Conservation Biology: Research Priorities for the Next Decade represents an indispensable guide to the research that is most urgently needed to support effective conservation, and will be must reading for anyone involved with the field of conservation biology.
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Practical Conservation Biology

Practical Conservation Biology

Lindenmayer from ANU, ACT and Burgman from University of Melbourne, Vic.

Author: David Lindenmayer

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643090897

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.
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Plant Biology for Cultural Heritage

Plant Biology for Cultural Heritage

Brings together wide-ranging scientific contributions from those who have studied the biological degradation of cultural heritages.

Author: Giulia Caneva

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892369396

Category: Science

Page: 408

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Brings together wide-ranging scientific contributions from those who have studied the biological degradation of cultural heritages. It tackles both general topics (mechanisms of biodeterioration; correlation between biodeterioration and environment; and destructive organisms) and specific ones (the problems presented by different materials, environments, climatic conditions, and geographic settings). The contributors also discuss ways to diagnose, prevent, and control deterioration.
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Zoo Conservation Biology

Zoo Conservation Biology

Bridging the gap between pure science and applied conservation, this is an ideal resource for both conservation biologists and zoo professionals.

Author: John E. Fa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139498623

Category: 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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