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.
"It is simply a good, detailed, and up-to-date book that belongs on the shelves of scholars in tropical biology, ecology, conservation biology, and the environmental sciences.” (Ecology, April 2009)
"This is the most up-to-date and informative reference on the wrongs of conservation of biodiversity in the tropics." (Environmental Conservation, December 2008)
- An introductory textbook examining the diminishing terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the tropics: the highly biodiverse region where conservation management is critical
- 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