Conserving Bird Biodiversity: General Principles and their Application

Conserving Bird Biodiversity: General Principles and their Application

by Ken Norris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521789494

ISBN-13: 9780521789493

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reliable information is the foundation upon which local, national and international conservation efforts are based, placing research at the heart of biodiversity conservation. The fundamental role of research is diverse and includes understanding the importance of biodiversity, defining 'units' of biodiversity, priority-setting for species and sites, managing…  See more details below

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Reliable information is the foundation upon which local, national and international conservation efforts are based, placing research at the heart of biodiversity conservation. The fundamental role of research is diverse and includes understanding the importance of biodiversity, defining 'units' of biodiversity, priority-setting for species and sites, managing endangered and declining populations, understanding large-scale processes, making predictions about the future, and interfacing with training, education, public awareness and policy initiatives. Using real examples, researchers consider the principles underlying these manifold issues and illustrate how these principles have been applied to address actual conservation problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521789493
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Conservation Biology Series, #7
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
1Biodiversity - evolution, species, genes1
2Why conserve bird diversity?20
3Mapping and monitoring bird populations: their conservation uses34
4Priority-setting in species conservation61
5Selecting sites for conservation74
6Critically endangered bird populations and their management105
7Diagnosing causes of population declines and selecting remedial actions139
8Outside the reserve: pandemic threats to bird biodiversity157
9Predicting the impact environmental change180
10Fragmentation, habitat loss and landscape management202
11The interface between research, education and training224
12Conservation policies and programmes affecting birds246
References271
Index322

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