Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature

Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature

by Peter Kareiva, Michelle Marvier
     
 

ISBN-10: 1936221063

ISBN-13: 9781936221066

Pub. Date: 10/25/2010

Publisher: Roberts and Company Publishers

Conservation Science is the first textbook to teach the scientific foundations of conservation while highlighting strategies to better connect its practice with the needs and priorities of a growing human population. In a book review for ECOLOGY, Todd Fuller writes: "The authors present reasoned and provocative discussion of the challenges we face while

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Conservation Science is the first textbook to teach the scientific foundations of conservation while highlighting strategies to better connect its practice with the needs and priorities of a growing human population. In a book review for ECOLOGY, Todd Fuller writes: "The authors present reasoned and provocative discussion of the challenges we face while traveling the difficult road that lies ahead, and the book is thus an imperative read."

Conservation Science was primarily written for undergraduates and beginning graduate students who are interested either in academic careers or in doing science-based conservation at government agencies, non-governmental organizations, or international institutions. It will also be of interest to those already involved in conservation who want to bolster their understanding of the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936221066
Publisher:
Roberts and Company Publishers
Publication date:
10/25/2010
Edition description:
First Edition, 1st Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
288,896
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I. Why Conservation is Needed
1. Humans Are the Dominant Ecological Force
2. Biodiversity and Extinction
3. Ecosystem Services: How Nature Pays for Itself
Part II. Policy, Protected Areas, and Planning
4. Policy Responses to Biodiversity Loss and Ecosystem Degradation
5. Conservation in Protected Areas and on Private Land
6. Conservation Planning and Priorities
Part III. How Science Informs Conservation Strategies
7. The Perils of Small Populations
8. Population Size, Trend, and Viability
9. Assessing Threats and Choosing Conservation Actions
10. Islands of Nature and the Role of Dispersal
11. Restoration and Reintroduction: Fixing Problems After the Fact
12. Adaptive Management and Evidence-Based Conservation
Part IV. Conservation Challenges in a World Shaped by Humans
13. Reversing Global Deforestation and Forest Degradation
14. Balancing Agriculture and Conservation
15. Building Sustainable Marine Fisheries
16. Managing Fresh Water for People and Nature
17. Getting Practical about Introduced Species
18. Climate Change on a Global Scale
19. Making Conservation a Success Story

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