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Conservation biology : foundations, concepts, applications

Author: Fred Van Dyke
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Van Dyke
ISBN: 9781402068904 1402068905
OCLC Number: 232001738
Description: xxvii, 477 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. History and Distinctions of Conservation Biology --
2. Values and Ethics in Conservation --
3. Legal Foundations of Conservation Biology --
4. Biodiversity: Concept, Measurement, and Challenge --
5. Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change --
6. Genetic Diversity : Understanding Conservation at Genetic Levels --
7. Genetic Management : Managing Genetic Diversity for Conservation Goals --
8. Conservation of Populations : Concepts, Theory, and Analysis --
9. Population Management and Restoration --
10. Conservation of Habitat and Landscape --
11. Conservation of Aquatic Systems --
12. Ecosystem Management --
13. Conservation Economics --
14. On Becoming a Conservation Biologist : The Things Textbooks Never Tell You.
Responsibility: Fred Van Dyke ; illustrators and permissions assistants, Michael J. Bigelow, Lauren Anderson ; editorial assistant, Jo Ebihara.

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