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Conservation biology

Author: Andrew S Pullin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text introduces students to conservation biology, the science of preserving biodiversity, incorporating biological principles in the design of effective strategies for the sustainable management of populations, species and ecosystems.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew S Pullin
ISBN: 0521642841 9780521642842 0521644828 9780521644822
OCLC Number: 47240722
Description: xii, 345 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 The natural world 3 --
Chapter 2 Major world ecosystems 19 --
Chapter 3 The human impact 53 --
Chapter 4 Effects of habitat destruction 76 --
Chapter 5 Effects of habitat disturbance 102 --
Chapter 6 Non-sustainable use 124 --
Chapter 7 The rise of conservation biology 141 --
Chapter 8 Selecting protected areas 150 --
Chapter 9 Design and management of protected areas 173 --
Chapter 10 Protecting species. I. In situ conservation 199 --
Chapter 11 Protecting species. II. Ex situ conservation and reintroduction 227 --
Chapter 12 Landscape scale conservation 252 --
Chapter 13 Conserving the evolutionary process (a longer-term view of conservation) 270 --
Chapter 14 Ecological restoration 284 --
Chapter 15 Putting the science in to practice 305.
Responsibility: Andrew S. Pullin.
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