Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications / Edition 2

Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications / Edition 2

by Fred Van Dyke, Michael J. Bigelow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402068905

ISBN-13: 9781402068904

Pub. Date: 05/03/2008

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

"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. In addition to rigorous examination of the scientific theory supporting conservation biology and its applications, this unique book includes a number of features which…  See more details below

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"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. In addition to rigorous examination of the scientific theory supporting conservation biology and its applications, this unique book includes a number of features which set it apart from others. These include its chapters on aquatic conservation, landscape ecology, and ecosystem management, and its direct explanation and invitation to students on how to enter the work of conservation as a professional and personal vocation." Aimed primarily at undergraduates studying courses in conservation and conservation biology, this book will also be useful to practicing conservationists and natural resource managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402068904
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
05/03/2008
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2008
Pages:
478
Sales rank:
834,364
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1 The History and Distinctions of Conservation Biology 1

2 Values and Ethics in Conservation 29

3 The Legal Foundations of Conservation Biology 57

4 Biodiversity: Concept, Measurement, and Challenge 83

5 Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change 121

6 Genetic Diversity - Understanding Conservation at Genetic Levels 153

7 Genetic Management - Managing Genetic Diversity for Conservation Goals 185

8 The Conservation of Populations: Concepts, Theory, and Analysis 213

9 Population Management and Restoration 243

10 The Conservation of Habitat and Landscape 279

11 The Conservation of Aquatic Systems 313

12 Ecosystem Management 349

13 Conservation Economics 383

14 On Becoming a Conservation Biologist: The Things Textbooks Never Tell You 415

Glossary 443

Index 459

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