March 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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SECTION 1: ROOTS, RELEVANCE, AIMS, AND VALUES
1 The roots of conservation biogeography (Robert J. Whittaker and Richard J. Ladle).
2 Social values and conservation biogeography (Richard J. Ladle, Paul Jepson and Lindsey Gillson).
3 Base-lines, patterns and process (Lindsey Gillson, Richard J. Ladle and Miguel B. Araújo).
SECTION 2: THE DISTRIBUTION OF DIVERSITY: CHALLENGES AND APPLICATIONS
4 Basic biogeography: estimating biodiversity and mapping nature (Brett R. Riddle, Richard J. Ladle, Sara Lourie, Robert J. Whittaker).
5 The shaping of the global protected area estate (Paul Jepson, Robert J. Whittaker & Sara Lourie).
6 Systematic conservation planning: past, present, and future (James E.M. Watson, Hedley S. Grantham, Kerrie A. Wilson and Hugh P. Possingham).
SECTION 3: CONSERVATION PLANNING IN A CHANGING WORLD
7 Planning for persistence in a changing world (Richard A. Fuller, Richard J. Ladle, Robert J. Whittaker & Hugh P. Possingham
8 Applied island biogeography (Kostas A. Triantis and Shonil A. Bhagwat).
9 Biological invasions and the homogenization of faunas and floras (Julian D. Olden, Julie L. Lockwood, and Catherine L. Parr).
SECTION 4: FUTURE DIRECTIONS
10 Prospects and challenges (Richard J. Ladle & Robert J. Whittaker).
Glossary of Terms.
Robert J. Whittaker is the current Academic Director of the MSc Biodiversity Conservation and Management, and holds the title of Professor of Biogeography in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. He is a founding member and past President (2009–2010) of the International Biogeography Society. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biogeography. He has a long-standing interest in island biogeography, patterns and processes controlling diversity, and the application of biogeography to conservation.
“In all of these respects, this volume succeeds admirably, and deserves a place of prominence in any conservation biologist’s perspective on how to advance our field.” (The Quarterly Review of Biology, 1 June 2013)
“With a glossary and references, this book will be very useful for students.” (Mammalia, 1 January 2013)
“The entire collection certainly has a distinctive and unique niche among ecological texts. It is aimed at a postgraduate market and is most likely to be used by conservationists and planners who daily face the problems with which these essays deal.” (Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 1 June 2012)“Ladle, Whittaker, and their contributors have provided a volume that is informative, engaging, and respectful of the many scientists, naturalists, and practitioners who work and philosophies inform contemporary biogeographic research and its application.” (Ecology, 1 March 2012)"This book provides an excellent foundation for that field and is highly recommended reading for
students, scientists and practitioners of conservation." (Frontiers of Biogeography, 3 March 2011)
"This book represents a nice, clear presentation of conservation biogeography from the perspective of ecological biogeography ... We sincerely congratulate the editors and we believe that this book represents a gateway to a new vision of conservation."" (Biological Conservation Reviewers, 2011)
"Conservation Biogeography provides an exceptionally well-done introduction to, and status report of, an emerging field of inquiry. . . Summing Up: Essential. All readership levels." (Choice, 1 September 2011)
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