1. Update [1987 - ]

SAL3 (off-campus storage), Special Collections
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xvii, 476 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
  • Defining conservation biology
  • What is biodiversity?
  • The value of biodiversity
  • Threats to biodiversity
  • Extinction is forever
  • Conserving populations and species
  • Bringing populations and species back from the brink
  • Protected areas
  • Conservation outside protected areas
  • Restoration ecology
  • The challenges of sustainable development
  • An agenda for the future.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Book
xvi, 355 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
In the early 1970s, the environmental movement was underway. Over population was recognised as a threat to human well-being, and scientists like Michael Soule believed there was a connection between anthropogenic pressures on natural resources and the loss of the planet's biodiversity. Soule recognised the importance of a healthy natural world and with other leaders of the day pushed for a new interdisciplinary approach to preserving biological diversity. Thirty years later, he is hailed by many as the single most important force in the development of the modern science of conservation biology. This book is a select collection of seminal writings by Michael Soule over a thirty-year time-span from 1980 through the present day. Intended for a new generation of students, it offers a fresh presentation of goals of conservation biology, and inspiration and guidance for the global biodiversity crises facing us today. Readers will come away with an understanding of the science, passion, idealism, and sense of urgency that drove early founders of conservation biology like Michael Soule.
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Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xv, 603 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • PART I: DEFINING CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 1. What is Conservation Biology? 2. What is Biodiversity? 3. Where is the World's Biodiversity Found? PART II: THE VALUE OF BIODIVERSITY 4. The Value of Biodiversity 5. Indirect Economic Values 6. Environmental Ethics PART III: THREATS TO BIODIVERSITY 7. Extinction is Forever 8. Vulnerability to Extinction 9. Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation, Degradation, and Global Climate Change 10. Overexploitation, Invasive Species, and Disease PART IV: CONSERVATION AT THE POPULATION AND SPECIES LEVELS 11. Problems of Small Populations 12. Applied Population Biology 13. Establishing New Populations 14. Ex Situ Conservation Strategies PART V: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS 15. Establishing Protected Areas 16. Designing Protected Areas 17. Managing Protected Areas 18. Conservation Outside Protected Areas 19. Restoration of Damaged Ecosystems PART VI: THE CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 20. Sustainable Development at Local and National Levels 21. International Approaches to Sustainable Development 22. An Agenda for the Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781605352893 20160617
Essentials of Conservation Biology, Sixth Edition combines theory and applied and basic research to explain the connections between conservation biology and ecology, climate change biology, the protection of endangered species, protected area management, environmental economics, and sustainable development. A major theme throughout the book is the active role that scientists, local people, the general public, conservation organizations, and governments can play in protecting biodiversity, even while providing for human needs. Each chapter begins with general ideas and principles, which are illustrated with choice examples from the current literature. The most instructive examples are discussed in boxes highlighting projects, species, and issues of particular significance. Chapters end with summaries, an annotated list of suggested readings, and discussion questions. This new edition comes with extensive summary statements in the text margins, as study aids. Essentials of Conservation Biology, Sixth Edition is beautifully illustrated in full colour, and is written in clear, non-technical language, making it well-suited for undergraduate courses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781605352893 20160617
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5. Conservation [2013]

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x, 416 p., [16] of col. plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Preface to the second edition-- 1. Introduction to conservation-- 2. Threats to biodiversity-- 3. Evaluation of priorities for species and habitats-- 4. Monitoring, indicators and impact assessment-- 5. Management of natural and fragmented habitats-- 6. Management of species-- 7. Sustainable use, semi-natural cultural landscapes, and the matrix-- 8. Restoration and offsetting-- 9. Environmental policy-- References-- Index to species names-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521181686 20160615
The importance of conservation is growing each year, with increasing concerns over the destruction of biodiversity and the rising awareness of ecosystem services generating new debates on the human-nature relationship. This compact overview integrates the process, theory and practice of conservation for a broad readership, from non-specialists to students and practitioners. Taking a global perspective, it uses examples from around the world to illustrate general themes and show how problems arise from the impact of societal trends on ecological communities. A significant practical component will be particularly valuable for environmental professionals, outlining the requirements for rigorous surveys, biodiversity valuation, the assessment of impact and its mitigation. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition reflects trends towards embracing multiple disciplines, considering the links between ecology and the social sciences and bringing conservation to the heart of sustainability and environmental policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521181686 20160615
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xvi, 510 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Contributors vii Preface xiii About the companion website xvii Part I The framework 1 1 Conservation priorities: identifying need, taking action and evaluating success 3 Andrew S. Pullin, William Sutherland, Toby Gardner, Valerie Kapos and John E. Fa 2 Levels of approach: on the appropriate scales for conservation interventions and planning 23 Jonathan E.M. Baillie, Dav id Raffa elli and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri 3 Five paradigms of collective action underlying the human dimension of conservation 42 Laurent Mermet, Katherine Homewood, Andrew Dobson and Raphael Bille 4 Economic instruments for nature conservation 59 Christopher B. Barrett, Erwin H. Bulte, Paul Ferraro and Sven Wunder 5 Tackling unsustainable wildlife trade 74 Adam J. Dutton, Brian Gratwicke, Cameron Hepburn, Emilio A. Herrera and Dav id W. Macdonald 6 Leadership and listening: inspiration for conservation mission and advocacy 92 Andrew Gosler, Shonil Bhagwat, Stuart Harrop, Mark Bonta and Sonia Tidemann 7 The human dimension in addressing conflict with large carnivores 110 Amy Dickman, Silvio Marchini and Michael Manfredo 8 Citizen science and nature conservation 127 Jonathan Silvertown, Christina D. Buesching, Susan K. Jacobson and Tony Rebelo 9 Nature as a source of health and well-being: is this an ecosystem service that could pay for conserving biodiversity? 143 Joelene Hughes, Jules Pretty and Dav id W. Macdonald Part II Habitat case studies 161 10 Ocean conservation: current challenges and future opportunities 163 Alex D. Rogers, Dan Laffoley, Nick Polunin and Derek P. Tittensor 11 Lost in muddy waters: freshwater biodiversity 184 Nic Pacini, David M. Harper, Peter Henderson and Tom LeQuesne 12 Habitat case studies: islands 204 Carolyn King, Mark Lomolino, Gary Roemer and Brendan Godley 13 Conservation of tropical forests: maintaining ecological integrity and resilience 222 Owen T. Lewis, Robert M. Ewers, Margaret D. Lowman and Ya dvinder Malhi Part III Taxonomic case studies 237 14 A global perspective on conserving butterflies and moths and their habitats 239 Thomas Merckx, Blanca Huertas, Yves Basset and Jeremy Thomas 15 Bird conservation in tropical ecosystems: challenges and opportunities 258 Joseph A. Tobias, Cadan H. pekerciodlu and F. Hernan Vargas 16 Conserving large mammals: are they a special case? 277 David W. Macdonald, Luigi Boitani, Eric Dinerstein, HervE Fritz and Richard Wrangham 17 Plant conservation: the seeds of success 313 Timothy Wa lker, Stephen A. Harris and Kingsley W. Dixon Part IV Safeguarding the future 327 18 The 'why', 'what' and 'how' of monitoring for conservation 329 Julia P.G. Jones, Gregory P. Asner, Stuart H.M. Butchart and K. Ullas Karanth 19 Effective conservation depends upon understanding human behaviour 344 Freya A.V. St John, Aidan M. Keane and Eleanor J. Milner-Gulland 20 Designing effective solutions to conservation planning problems 362 Andrew T. Knight, Ana. S.L. Rodrigues, Niels Strange, Tom Tew and Kerrie A. Wilson 21 Biological corridors and connectivity 384 Samuel A. Cushman, Brad McRae, Frank Adriaensen, Paul Beier, Mark Shirley and Kathy Zeller 22 Righting past wrongs and ensuring the future: challenges and opportunities for effective reintroductions amidst a biodiversity crisis 405 Axel Moehrenschlager, Debra M. Shier, Tom P. Moorhouse and Mark R. Stanley Price 23 Rewilding 430 Chris Sandom, C. Josh Donlan, Jens-Christian Svenning and Dennis Hansen 24 Disease control 452 Peter D. Walsh Part V A synthesis 467 25 Elephants in the room: tough choices for a maturing discipline 469 David W. Macdonald and Katherine J. Willis Index 495.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470658765 20160612
Following the much acclaimed success of the first volume of Key Topics in Conservation Biology , this entirely new second volume addresses an innovative array of key topics in contemporary conservation biology. Written by an internationally renowned team of authors, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 adds to the still topical foundations laid in the first volume (published in 2007) by exploring a further 25 cutting-edge issues in modern biodiversity conservation, including controversial subjects such as setting conservation priorities, balancing the focus on species and ecosystems, and financial mechanisms to value biodiversity and pay for its conservation. Other chapters, setting the framework for conservation, address the sociology and philosophy of peoples' relation with Nature and its impact on health, and such challenging practical issues as wildlife trade and conflict between people and carnivores. As a new development, this second volume of Key Topics includes chapters on major ecosystems, such as forests, islands and both fresh and marine waters, along with case studies of the conservation of major taxa: plants, butterflies, birds and mammals. A further selection of topics consider how to safeguard the future through monitoring, reserve planning, corridors and connectivity, together with approaches to reintroduction and re-wilding, along with managing wildlife disease. A final chapter, by the editors, synthesises thinking on the relationship between biodiversity conservation and human development. Each topic is explored by a team of top international experts, assembled to bring their own cross-cutting knowledge to a penetrating synthesis of the issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The interdisciplinary nature of biodiversity conservation is reflected throughout the book. Each essay examines the fundamental principles of the topic, the methodologies involved and, crucially, the human dimension. In this way, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2, like its sister volume, Key Topics in Conservation Biology , embraces issues from cutting-edge ecological science to policy, environmental economics, governance, ethics, and the practical issues of implementation. Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 will, like its sister volume, be a valuable resource in universities and colleges, government departments, and conservation agencies. It is aimed particularly at senior undergraduate and graduate students in conservation biology and wildlife management and wider ecological and environmental subjects, and those taking Masters degrees in any field relevant to conservation and the environment. Conservation practitioners, policy-makers, and the wider general public eager to understand more about important environmental issues will also find this book invaluable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470658765 20160612
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xiv, 363 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Defining Conservation Biology 2. What Is Biodiversity? 3. The Value of Biodiversity 4. Threats to Biodiversity 5. Extinction Is Forever 6. Conserving Populations and Species 7. Protected Areas 8. Conservation Outside Protected Areas 9. The Challenge of Sustainable Development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878936236 20160608
A Primer of Conservation Biology, Fifth Edition incorporates background, theory, and examples in a lively and readable text that will appeal to a wide audience and stimulate interest in conservation biology. The book provides the most up-to-date perspective on many high-profile issues in the field, such as sustainable development, global warming, payments for ecosystem services, and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction. The Primer is divided into nine chapters, focusing successively on biological diversity and its value, the threats to biological diversity, conservation at the population and species levels, protecting, managing and restoring ecosystems, and sustainable development. The book provides many examples of successful conservation approaches, such as one involving sea turtles in Brazil, and ends with suggestions for a future agenda. Throughout, the choice of examples is well balanced to show the full range of species, ecosystems, and geographic areas of the world. These examples are also selected to demonstrate the controversies in the field, and stimulate thought and discussion. The links between conservation biology and environmental law, environmental economics, philosophy, social sciences and anthropology, park management, and government policy are clearly presented. The book is very well illustrated in full-colour. The reader-friendly text is backed by an extensive bibliography (covering literature through 2012) and a glossary. There is an annotated list of suggested readings, a summary, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Key conservation organizations and their websites are presented in an Appendix. A Primer of Conservation Biology is ideally suited for use in short undergraduate modules, either as a stand-alone text or supplemented by outside readings. It can also be used effectively as a supplemental resource in courses in introductory biology, general ecology, population biology, environmental science, and wildlife management. Its broad perspective, concise format, and appealing writing style make the Primer the perfect choice for students, professionals, government policymakers, and others who are eager to learn more about conservation biology. These same qualities give the book a strong appeal to students whose first language is not English.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878936236 20160608
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xv, 601 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
  • PART I: MAJOR ISSUES THAT DEFINE THE DISCIPLINE What is Conservation Biology? What is Biological Diversity? Where is the World's Biological Diversity Found? PART II: VALUING BIODIVERSITY Ecological Economics and Direct Use Values Indirect Use Values Ethical Values PART III: THREATS TO BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Extinction Vulnerability to Extinction Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation, Degradation, and Global Climate Change Overexploitation, Invasive Species, and Disease PART IV: CONSERVATION AT THE POPULATION AND SPECIES LEVELS Problems of Small Populations Applied Population Biology Establishing New Populations Ex Situ Conservation Strategies PART V: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS Establishing Protected Areas Designing Networks of Protected Areas Managing Protected Areas Conservation Outside Protected Areas Restoration Ecology PART VI: CONSERVATION AND HUMAN SOCIETIES Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Local and National Levels An International Approache to Conservation and Sustainable Development An Agenda for the Future Glossary Appendix Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878936403 20160605
Essentials of Conservation Biology, Fifth Edition combines theory and applied and basic research to explain the connections between conservation biology and environmental economics, education, ethics, law, and the social sciences. A major theme throughout the book is the active role that scientists, local people, the general public, conservation organizations, and governments can play in protecting biodiversity, even while providing for human needs. Each chapter begins with general ideas and principles, which are illustrated with choice examples from the current literature. The most instructive examples are discussed in boxes highlighting species and issues of particular significance. Chapters end with summaries, an annotated list of suggested readings, and discussion questions. This new edition comes with summary statements in the text margins, as study aids. Essentials of Conservation Biology, Fifth Edition is beautifully illustrated in full colour and is written in clear, non-technical language.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878936403 20160605
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xii, 380 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • SECTION 1 - POPULATION STRUCTURE AND GENETICS OF THREATENED TAXA-- 1. The history, purview and future of conservation genetics John C. Avise-- 2. Effects of population size on population viability: from mutation to environmental catastrophes David Reed-- 3. Demographics versus genetics in conservation biology Barry W. Brook-- 4. Metapopulation structure and the conservation consequences of population fragmentation Julianno B. M. Sambatti, Eli Stahl & Susan Harrison-- 5. The influence of breeding systems and mating systems on conservation genetics and conservation decisions Michele R. Dudash & Courtney J. Murren-- SECTION 2 - CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY WITHIN AND AMONG SPECIES-- 6. The importance of conserving evolutionary processes Thomas B. Smith and Gregory F. Grether-- 7. Phylogenetic diversity and conservation Daniel P. Faith-- 8. Genetic considerations in introduction efforts Philippine Vergeer, N. Joop Ouborg, Andrew P. Hendry-- 9. Hybridization, introgression and the evolutionary management of threatened species Judith M. Rhymer-- SECTION 3 EVOLUTIONARY RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-- 10. Evolution in response to climate change Julie Etterson-- 11. Evolutionary dynamics of adaptation to environmental stress George W. Gilchrist and Donna G. Folk-- 12. Managing phenotypic variability with genetic and environmental heterogeneity: adaptation as a first principle of conservation biology Scott P. Carroll and Jason V. Watters-- 13. Genetic diversity, adaptive potential and population viability in changing environments Elizabeth Grace Boulding-- SECTION 4 CONSERVATION AND EVOLUTION IN BIOTIC INTERACTIONS-- 14. The geographic mosaic of co evolution and its conservation significance Craig W. Benkman, Thomas L. Parchman & Adam M. Siepielski-- 15. The next communities: evolution and integration of invasive species Scott P. Carroll & Charles W. Fox-- 16. Ecosystem recovery: Lessons from the past Geerat J. Vermeij-- 17. Host-pathogen evolution, biodiversity and disease risks for natural populations Sonia Altizer & Amy B. Pedersen-- SECTION 5 EVOLUTIONARY MANAGEMENT-- 18. Conservation planning and genetic diversity Maile C. Neel-- 19. Implications of transgene escape for conservation Michelle Marvier-- 20. Evolution and sustainability of harvested populations Mikko Heino & Ulf Dieckmann-- REFERENCES CITED.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195306798 20160528
The main goal of this book is to encourage and formalize the infusion of evolutionary thinking into mainstream conservation biology. It reviews the evolutionary foundations of conservation issues, and unifies conceptual and empirical advances in evolutionary conservation biology. The book can be used either as a primary textbook or as a supplementary reading in an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course - likely to be called Conservation Biology or in some cases Evolutionary Ecology. The focus of chapters is on current concepts in evolution as they pertain to conservation, and the empirical study of these concepts. The balanced treatment avoids exhaustive reviews and overlapping duplication among the chapters. Little background in genetics is assumed of the reader.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195306798 20160528
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xxvii, 477 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Fred Van Dyke's new textbook, "Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition" represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his experience as a conservation biologist, college teacher, and successful textbook author, Van Dyke's organizational clarity and readable style make this book an invaluable resource for students in conservation around the globe. Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics. In addition to rigorous examination of the scientific theory supporting conservation biology and its applications, this unique book includes a number of features which set it apart from others. These include its chapters on aquatic conservation, landscape ecology, and ecosystem management, and its direct explanation and invitation to students on how to enter the work of conservation as a professional and personal vocation. Aimed primarily at undergraduates studying courses in conservation and conservation biology, this book will also be useful to practicing conservationists and natural resource managers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402068904 20160528
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xiv, 349 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. DEFINING CONSERVATION BIOLOGY The Nature and Origins of Conservation Biology Conservation Biology's Ethical Principles Achievements and Challenges 2. WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY? Species Diversity Genetic Diversity Ecosystem Diversity Biodiversity Worldwide 3. THE VALUE OF BIODIVERSITY Ecological Economics Direct Economic Values The Long-Term View: Option Value Existence Value Environmental Ethics 4. THREATS TO BIODIVERSITY Human Population Growth and its Impact Habitat Destruction Desertification Habitat Fragmentation Edge Effects Environmental Degradation and Pollution Global Climate Change Overexploitation Invasive Species Disease 5. EXTINCTION IS FOREVER The Meaning of 'Extinct' Rates of Extinction Vulnerability to Extinction The Problems of Small Populations Extinction Vortices 6. CONSERVING POPULATIONS AND SPECIES Applied Population Biology Conservation Categories Establishing New Populations Ex Situ Conservation Strategies Legal Protection of Species 7. PROTECTED AREAS Establishment and Classification of Protected Areas The Effectiveness of Protected Areas Designing and Networking Protected Areas Landscape Ecology and Park Design Managing Protected Areas 8. CONSERVATION OUTSIDE PROTECTED AREAS Unprotected Public and Private Lands Human-Dominated Landscapes Working with Local People Ecosystem Management Restoring Damaged Ecosystems Targets of Major Restoration Efforts The Future of Restoration Ecology 9. THE CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainable Development in Modern Societies Conservation Education International Approaches to Sustainable Development International Funding The Role of Conservation Biologists Appendix A: Some Ongoing Problems and Possible Responses Appendix B: Selected Environmental Organizations and Sources of Information.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878936922 20160528
Provides up-to-date coverage of Conservation Biology, including sustainable development, global warming, and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878936922 20160528
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xv, 497 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
  • Full Contents.List of Case Studies.Preface.Acknowledgments.Part I: Biodiversity and Its Importance:.1. Conservation and Conservation Biology.2. What is Biodiversity?.3. Species Diversity.4. Ecosystem Diversity.5. Genetic Diversity.Part II: Threats to Biodiversity:.6. Mass Extinctions and Global Change.7. Extinction Processes.8. Ecosystem Degradation and Loss.9. Overexploitation.10. Invasive Exotics.Part III: Maintaining Biodiversity:.11. Protecting Ecosystems.12. Managing Ecosystems.13. Managing Populations.14. Zoos and Gardens.Part IV: The Human Factors:.15. Social Factors.16. Economics.17. Politics and Action.Epilogue.Glossary.Literature Cited and Author Index.Species Index.Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405135450 20160528
In the new edition of this highly successful book, Malcolm Hunter and new co-author James Gibbs offer a thorough introduction to the fascinating and important field of conservation biology, focusing on what can be done to maintain biodiversity through management of ecosystems and populations. Starting with a succinct look at conservation and biodiversity, this book progresses to contend with some of the subject's most complex topics, such as mass extinctions, ecosystem degradation, and over exploitation. It discusses social, political, and economic aspects of conservation biology. It is thoroughly revised with over six hundred new references and web links to many of the organizations involved in conservation biology, striking photographs and maps. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online by request on CD-ROM.
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xv, 585 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
  • PART I: MAJOR ISSUES THAT DEFINE THE DISCIPLINE - What Is Conservation Biology? - What Is Biological Diversity? - Where Is the World's Biological Diversity Found? - PART II: VALUING BIODIVERSITY - The Value of Biological Diversity - Indirect Economic Values - Ethical Values - PART III: THREATS TO BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY - Extinction - Vulnerability to Extinction - Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation, and Degradation - Overexploitation, Invasive Species, and Disease - PART IV: CONSERVATION AT THE POPULATION AND SPECIES LEVELS - Problems of Small Populations - Applied Population Biology - Establishing New Populations - Ex Situ Conservation Strategies - PART V: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS - Establishing Protected Areas - Designing Protected Areas - Managing Protected Areas - Outside Protected Areas - Restoration Ecology - PART VI: CONSERVATION AND HUMAN SOCIETIES - Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Local and National Levels - An International Approach to Sustainable Development - An Agenda for the Future - Glossary - Appendix of International Conservation Organizations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878937202 20160528
"Essentials of Conservation Biology (Fourth Edition)" combines theory and basic research to explain the connections between conservation biology and environmental economics, education, ethics, law and the social sciences. It is beautifully illustrated and is written in clear, non-technical language. The book's broad, up-to-date coverage and its extensive bibliography with over 1,000 references also make it invaluable to graduate students and researchers. This new edition now comes with a Glossary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878937202 20160528
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xix, 779 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Principles of Conservation Biology, 3rd edition is a complete revision of the most comprehensive textbook on conservation biology. First published in 1994 the book is richly praised by reviewers, teachers, and students alike. Written by leading experts in the field, it is intended for use in conservation biology courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as by researchers and practitioners. The text introduces the major themes and concepts of the diverse and dynamic field of conservation biology. The biological and social underpinnings of conservation problems and potential solutions are interwoven throughout the book. Guest essays and case studies provide a diversity of perspectives and real world examples add insight and provoke discussion. The 3rd edition features a wholly revised organization, emphasizing both analyses of different categories of threat and approaches to conservation. Coverage has been expanded to emphasize both terrestrial and marine conservation issues, and efforts in the US and across the globe. The book is richly illustrated, and chapters are complemented with annotated reading lists and questions designed to stimulate thought and class discussions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878935185 20160528
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15. Conservation [2004]

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x, 368 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. General introduction-- 2. Threats to biodiversity-- 3. Evaluation of priorities for species and habitats-- 4. Monitoring and environmental impact assessment-- 5. Management of natural habitats-- 6. Management of species-- 7. Sustainability-- 8. Restoration, translocation, and mitigation-- 9. Environmental economics, law, and education-- 10. Conclusion-- Further reading-- Species index-- Subject index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521801904 20160528
Conservation by Clive Hambler is the latest addition to the popular Studies in Biology series of undergraduate textbooks. The book gives an overview of all aspects of this rapidly changing and controversial field. With the decline of species and our encroachment of natural habitats, conservation is becoming increasingly in the public eye. Maintaining the diversity of life on this planet and using our natural resources in a sustainable manner is important to protect the options of future generations. An understanding of conservation biology is essential to debates and action on the environment. As with all books in the series, Conservation will act as an aid to learning, and to field work. It is meant to be used as an introductory text and as a study aid for examinations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521801904 20160528
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xv, 343 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid collision 65 million years ago, and that humans are largely responsible. This book addresses the urgent need to understand and find solutions to this crisis. Written by an international team of contributors who are among the best-known and most active experimental biologists working in the field of conservation biology today, it provides a unique approach by focusing on individual species rather than whole plant and animal communities. Emphasizing throughout how conservation biology can benefit from an experimental approach, the book looks at a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic species - from giant pandas and tree snails to sea turtles and Steller sea lions - and demonstrates what can be done both to preserve rare species and to combat invasive organisms. Finally, contributors show how we can bridge the gap between policy makers and research scientists in order to develop lasting solutions to these problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520240247 20160528
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xiii, 320 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
A Primer of Conservation Biology, Third Edition incorporates background, theory, and examples in a lively and readable text that will appeal to a wide audience and stimulate interest in conservation biology. The book provides the most up-to-date perspective on many high-profile issues in the field, such as sustainable development, the effectiveness of conservation laws and treaties, the design of conservation areas, classification of conservation threats, and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction. The book is very well illustrated, includes an extensive bibliography (covering literature through 2004) and a glossary, and has an annotated list of suggested readings and discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878937288 20160528
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xvii, 413 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
  • 1 The History and Distinctions of Conservation Biology2 The Legal Foundations of Conservation Biology3 Values and Ethics in Conservation4 Biodiversity: Concept, Measurement, and Challenge5 The Historic and Foundational Paradigms of Conservation Biology6 The Conservation of Genetic Diversity7 The Conservation of Populations8 The Conservation of Habitat and Landscape9 The Conservation of Aquatic Systems10 Ecosystem Management11 Restoration Ecology12 Conservation, Economics, and Sustainable Development13 Professional Effectiveness and Future Directions in Conservation Biology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780072397703 20160527
This first edition takes a contemporary, interdisciplinary approach to conservation biology, and features vivid illustrations, an engaging writing style, and succinct coverage of the key principles governing conservation. "Conservation Biology" focuses on the preservation of worldwide biodiversity through the conservation of habitats and restoration of ecosystems. This text is designed for undergraduates at the junior and senior level, especially those with strong backgrounds in biology. It assumes a basic knowledge of cellular, organismal, and ecosystem functions and characteristics, complemented by a basic understanding of reproductive biology, including the characteristics of DNA and its replication and mutation. It is designed for a one-semester course.
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xii, 345 p.: ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part I: 1. The natural world-- 2. Major world ecosystems-- Part II: 3. The human impact-- 4. The effects of habitat destruction-- 5. The effects of habitat disturbance-- 6. Non-sustainable use-- Part III: 7. The rise of conservation biology-- 8. Selecting protected areas-- 9. Design and management of protected areas-- 10. Protecting species I. In situ conservation-- 11. Protecting species II. Ex-situ conservation and re-introduction-- 12. Landscape scale conservation-- 13. Conserving the evolutionary process (a longer-term view of conservation)-- 14. Ecological restoration-- 15. Putting the science in to practice.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521642842 20160528
Conservation biology is fast emerging as a major new discipline, which incorporates biological principles in the design of effective strategies for the sustainable management of populations, species and entire ecosystems. This beautifully illustrated textbook introduces students to conservation biology, the science of preserving biodiversity. It begins by taking the reader on a tour of the many and varied ecosystems of our planet, providing a setting in which to explore the factors that have led to the alarming loss of biodiversity that we now see. In particular the fundamental problems of habitat loss and fragmentation, habitat disturbance and the non-sustainable exploitation of species in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are explored. The methods that have been developed to address these problems, from the most traditional forms of conservation, to new approaches at genetic to landscape scales are then discussed, showing how the science can be put into practice.
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xvi, 698 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • PART I: MAJOR ISSUES THAT DEFINE THE DISCIPLINE - What is Conservation Biology? - What is Biological Diversity? - Where is the World's Biological Diversity Found? - PART II: VALUING BIODIVERSITY - The Value of Biological Diversity - Indirect Economic Values - Ethical Values - PART III: THREATS TO BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY - Extinction - Vulnerability to Extinction - Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation, and Degradation - Overexploitation, Invasive Species, and Disease - PART IV: CONSERVATION AT THE POPULATION AND SPECIES LEVELS - Problems of Small Populations - Applied Population Biology - Establishing New Populations - Ex Situ Conservation Strategies - PART V: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS - Establishing Protected Areas - Designing Protected Areas - Managing Protected Areas - Outside Protected Areas - Restoration Ecology - PART VI: CONSERVATION AND HUMAN SOCIETIES - Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Local and National Levels - An International Approach to Sustainable Development - An Agenda for the Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780878937196 20160528
This volume combines theory and applied and basic research to explain the connections between conservation biology and environmental economics, ethics, law, and the social sciences. This third edition stresses the need for theory, research, and an interdisciplinary approach in solving conservation problems. Written in clear, non-technical language this book is suitable for undergraduate biology students, as well as students in other disciplines. Its extensive bibliography with over 1000 references also makes it appropriate for graduate students and researchers.
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