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Conservation Science and Action

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Conservation Science and Action

William J. Sutherland (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31348-2 July 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 376 Pages

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Conservation Science and Action is intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in conservation biology. This book reviews the latest thinking and approaches, and in doing so provides a readily accessible reference work for conservation professionals and managers.

Because conservation biology is now one of the most dynamic disciplines in the life sciences, William Sutherland and his international team of authors have selected many of the liveliest topics where key advances are currently being made. They stress ideas, point to unresolved issues, and suggest possible future developments. Finally, since conservation is an applied subject, the book's emphasis throughout is on action.


  • 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.
List of Contributors.

Preface.

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).

References.

Index


  • 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.