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Primer of Tropical Conservation Biology / Edition 1
     

Primer of Tropical Conservation Biology / Edition 1

by Navjot S. Sodhi, Barry W. Brook, Corey J. A. Bradshaw
 

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ISBN-10: 1405150734

ISBN-13: 9781405150736

Pub. Date: 01/02/2008

Publisher: Wiley

This introductory textbook examines diminishing terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the tropics, covering a broad range of topics including the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animal survival.

  • Includes case studies and interviews with

Overview

This introductory textbook examines diminishing terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the tropics, covering a broad range of topics including the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animal survival.

  • Includes case studies and interviews with prominent conservation scientists to help situate key concepts in a real world context
  • Covers a broad range of topics including: the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animal survival
  • Highlights conservation successes in the region, and emphasizes the need to integrate social issues, such as human hunger, into a tangible conservation plan
  • Documents the current state of the field as it looks for ways to predict future outcomes and lessen human impact

“Sodhi et al. have done a masterful job of compiling a great deal of literature from around the tropical realm, and they have laid out the book in a fruitful and straightforward manner…I plan to use it as a reference and as supplemental reading for several courses and I would encourage others to do the same.” Ecology, 90(4), 2009, pp. 1144–1145

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405150736
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Diminishing habitats in regions of high biodiversity.

2. Invaluable losses.

3. Broken homes: tropical biotas in fragmented landscapes.

4. Burning down the house.

5. Alien invaders.

6. Human uses and abuses of tropical biodiversity.

7. Threats in three dimensions: tropical aquatic conservation.

8. Climate change: feeling the tropical heat.

9. Lost without a trace: the tropical extinction crisis.

10. Lights at the end of the tunnel: conservation options and challenges.

References.

Index

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