Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management: Exercises for Class, Field, and Laboratory / Edition 1by James P. Gibbs, Malcolm L. Hunter Jr., Eleanor J. Sterling, Malcolm L. Hunter
Pub. Date: 01/01/1998
This book, intended as a supplement to a conservation biology or wildlife management textbook, provides a series of exercises for the field, lab or classroom. Topics range from population viability analysis to conservation planning, rare species occurrence, and gap analysis. The authors plan to develop a web site in conjunction with the book so that free-ware… See more details below
This book, intended as a supplement to a conservation biology or wildlife management textbook, provides a series of exercises for the field, lab or classroom. Topics range from population viability analysis to conservation planning, rare species occurrence, and gap analysis. The authors plan to develop a web site in conjunction with the book so that free-ware programmes and other information can be downloaded for use in some of the exercises.
- Perfect as a field manual as well as a course textbook.
- An instructors manual will also be available.
- Web site provides downloadable exercises.
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.60(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.48(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Table of Contents
1. Natural Resource Management and Conservation Biology: Understanding the niche of a diverse discipline.
2. Conservation Values: Assessing public attitudes.
3. Regional Biodiversity: Exploring species and ecosystems in your own backyard..
4. Population Viability Analysis: Management strategies for a small population of bandicoots.
5. Life Table Analysis: Estimating the vital statistics of a population.
6. Harvesting Populations: Sea turtles versus shrimp.
7. Ecological Monitoring: Designing effective programs to track populations.
8. Habitat Loss and Fragmentation: Ecological traps and population persistence.
9. Dispersal: Movements in an altered landscape.
10. Population Genetics: Diversity within versus among populations.
11. Genetic Drift: Loss of alleles in small populations..
12. Taxonomy and Conservation: An analysis of beetle communities.
13. Natural History Study: From field observation to habitat model.
14. Designing a Zoo: Ex situ centers for conservation, research, and education.
15. Exotic Species: Documenting the invasion of alien plants.
16. Plant Reintroductions: Reestablishing extirpated populations..
17. Gap Analysis: Using GIS to identify priority areas for protection.
18. Island Biogeography: How park size and isolation affect the number of species protected.
19. Forest Harvesting: Balancing timber production and parrot habitat.
20. Edge Effects: Designing a nest predation experiment.
21. Ecological Surveys: The basis for natural area management.
22. Restoration Ecology: A chance to recoup?.
23. Land Use Planning: Working with your local government..
24. Overpopulation and Overconsumption: The key treats to biodiversity.
25. Adversarial Proceedings: Conservation issues in an administrative court hearing.
26. An International Debate: Commercial fishing in Galapagos National Park.
27. Conservation Policy: Shaping your government..
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