Biodiversity (Kevin J Gaston).
Extinction (Stuart L Pimm).
Introductions (H Charles J Godfray and Michael J Crawley).
Pollutants and pesticides (Ian Newton).
Sustainable and unsustainable exploitation (William J Sutherland and John D Reynolds).
Small and declining populations (Daniel Simberloff).
Metapopulation, source-sink and disturbance dynamics (Martha F Hoopes and Susan Harrison).
Implications of historical ecology for conservation (Oliver Rackham).
Selecting areas for conservation (Colin J Bibby).
Managing habitats and species (William J Sutherland).
Economics of nature conservation (Nick Hanley).
Conservation education (Susan K Jacobson and Mallory D McDuff).
Conservation policy and politics (Graham Wynne).
Conservation and development (William M Adams).
- Essential reading for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in conservation biology, one of the most dynamic disciplines in the life sciences.
- Contributions from leading figures in the field who have selected the liveliest topics where key advances are being made. Reviews the latest thinking and approaches.
- Contributors cover a range of taxonomic groups, include aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals, and give examples from around the world.
- Emphasis given to action, and all chapters have an applied component.