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Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely as possible. Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered. Numerous textboxes describing additional relevant material or case studies are also included.
The global biodiversity crisis is now unstoppable; what can be saved in the developing world will require an educated constituency in both the developing and developed world. Habitat loss is particularly acute in developing countries, which is of special concern because it tends to be these locations where the greatest species diversity and richest centres of endemism are to be found. Sadly, developing world conservation scientists have found it difficult to access an authoritative textbook, which is particularly ironic since it is these countries where the potential benefits of knowledge application are greatest. There is now an urgent need to educate the next generation of scientists in developing countries, so that they are in a better position to protect their natural resources.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction, Navjot S. Sodhi and Paul R. Ehrlich
1. Conservation Biology: Past and Present, Curt Meine
2. Biodiversity, Kevin J. Gaston
3. Ecosystem Functions and Services, Cagan H. Sekercioglu
4. Habitat Destruction: Death of a Thousand Cuts, William F. Laurance
5. Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change, Andrew F. Bennett and Denis A. Saunders
6. Overharvesting, Carlos A. Peres
7. Invasive Species, Daniel Simberloff
8. Climate Change, Thomas E. Lovejoy
9. Fire and Biodiversity, David M. J. S. Bowman and Brett P. Murphy
10. Extinctions and the Practice of Preventing Them, Stuart L. Pimm and Clinton N. Jenkins
11. Conservation Planning and Priorities, Thomas Brooks
12. Endangered Species Management: The US Experience, David Wilcove
13. Conservation in Human-Modified Landscapes, Lian Pin Koh and Toby A. Gardner
14. The Roles of People in Conservation, C. Anne Claus, Kai M. A. Chan, and Terre Satterfield
15. From Conservation Theory to Practice: Crossing the Divide, Madhu Rao and Joshua Ginsberg
16. The Conservation Biologist's Toolbox - Principles for the Design and Analysis of Conservation Studies, Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook