Applied Population Biology / Edition 1

Applied Population Biology / Edition 1

by S.K. Jain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792314255

ISBN-13: 9780792314257

Pub. Date: 11/09/2007

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

An increasing variety of biological problems involving resource management, conservation and environmental quality have been dealt with using the principles of population biology (defined to include population dynamics, genetics and certain aspects of community ecology). There appears to be a mixed record of successes and failures and almost no critical synthesis or…  See more details below

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An increasing variety of biological problems involving resource management, conservation and environmental quality have been dealt with using the principles of population biology (defined to include population dynamics, genetics and certain aspects of community ecology). There appears to be a mixed record of successes and failures and almost no critical synthesis or reviews that have attempted to discuss the reasons and ways in which population biology, with its remarkable theoretical as well as experimental advances, could find more useful application in agriculture, forestry, fishery, medicine and resource and environment management. This book provides examples of state-of-the-art applications by a distinguished group of researchers in several fields. The diversity of topics richly illustrates the scientific and economic breadth of their discussions as well as epistemological and comparative analysis by the authors and editors. Several principles and common themes are emphasized and both strengths and potential sources of uncertainty in applications are discussed. This volume will hopefully stimulate new interdisciplinary avenues of problem-solving research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792314257
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/09/2007
Series:
Monographiae Biologicae Series, #67
Edition description:
1992
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Population biology and its application to practical problems1
2The biology of land restoration25
3Genetic conservation in captive populations and endangered species45
4Population biology and conservation of rare plants69
5Genetics of weed invasions91
6Population management in new plant breeding approaches121
7The population dynamics and control of the parasitic nematode Trichostrogylus tenuis in red grouse in the North of England149
8Population biology of helminth infections of veterinary importance and its relevance to control173
9Ecological theory and biological control197
10Habitat fragmentation, species diversity, extinction, and the design of nature reserves223
11Perspectives on adaptive policy design in fisheries management249
12Applying the principles of population biology: Assessment and recommendations263
List of contributors287
Index289

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