Conserving Bird Biodiversity: General Principles and their Applicationby Ken Norris
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 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.
Table of ContentsPreface; 1. Biodiversity - evolution, species, genes Michael W. Bruford; 2. Why conserve bird diversity? Colin Bibby; 3. Mapping and monitoring bird populations: their conservation uses Les Underhill and David Gibbons; 4. Priority setting in species conservation Georgina M. Mace and Nigel J. Collar; 5. Setting sites for protection Andrew Balmford; 6. Critically endangered bird populations and their management, Ben D. Bell and Don V. Merton; 7. Diagnosing causes of population declines and selecting remedial actions Rhys E. Green; 8. Outside the reserve: pandemic threats to bird biodiversity; Deborah J. Pain and Paul F. Donald; 9. Predicting the impact of environmental change Ken Norris and Richard Stillman; 10. Fragmentation, habitat loss and landscape management Paul Opdam and John A. Wiens; 11. The interface between research, education and training Leon Bennun; 12. Conservation policies and programs affecting birds Gerard C. Boere and Clayton D. A. Rubec; References; Index.
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