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Conservation by proxy : indicator, umbrella, keystone, flagship, and other surrogate species

Author: T M Caro; Sheila Girling
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides clear definitions and common understanding of the evidence and theory behind surrogate species. This title offers systematic definitions of surrogate species concepts, explores the theories  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T M Caro; Sheila Girling
ISBN: 9781597261920 1597261920 9781597261937 1597261939
OCLC Number: 553365066
Description: xvi, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Buzzwords in conservation biology --
Species indicators of biodiversity at a large scale --
Species indicators of biodiversity in reserve selection --
Umbrella species and landscape species --
Keystone, engineering, and foundation species --
Environmental indicator species --
Ecological-disturbance indicator species --
Cross-taxon-response indicator species --
Flagship species --
Surrogate species in the real world.
Responsibility: Tim Caro ; illustrated by Sheila Girling.

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