Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management: Exercises for Class, Field, and Laboratory / Edition 1

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management: Exercises for Class, Field, and Laboratory / Edition 1

by James P. Gibbs, Malcolm L. Hunter Jr., Eleanor J. Sterling, Malcolm L. Hunter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632043725

ISBN-13: 9780632043729

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632043729
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Photocopying..

Introduction.

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..

Populations.

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..

Species.

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..

Ecosystems.

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..

Policy.

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..

Literature cited.

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