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The ecological basis of conservation : heterogeneity, ecosystems, and biodiversity ; [originated with the Sixth Cary Conference held at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, may 1995]

Author: Steward T A Pickett; Cary Conference (6, 1995, Millbrook, NY)
Publisher: New York [u.a.] : Chapman & Hall [u.a.], 1997.
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Conservation policy is shifting away from the preservation of single endangered species toward conservation and management of the interactive networks and large-scale ecosystems on which species  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steward T A Pickett; Cary Conference (6, 1995, Millbrook, NY)
ISBN: 0412098512 9780412098512
OCLC Number: 614302893
Description: XXI, 466 S. : ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
Contents: Foreword: B. Babbit. Preface. Contributors. Participants. I. Introduction: The needs for a comprehensive conservation theory; Chapter 1: Defining the scientific issues-- R.S. Ostfeld, S.T.A. Pickett, M. Shachak and G.E. Likens. Chapter 2: Part 1. Science, Conservation, Policy, and the Public-- G. L. Glickman; Part 2. Providing the scientific information that conservation practitioners need-- H. Pulliam; Part 3. A policy perspective on biodiversity protection and ecosystem management. Chapter 3: Conservation and human population growth: what are the linkages?-- J. E. Cohen. Chapter 4: Developing an analytical context for multispecies conservation planning-- B. Noon, K. McKelvey, and D. Murphy. Chapter5: Operationalizing ecology under a new paradigm: An african perspective-- K. H. Rogers. II. Foundations for a comprehensive conservation theory Themes-- S.T.A. Pickett, R.S. Ostfeld, M. Shachak & G.E. Likens CHapter 6: The paradigm shift in ecology and its implications for conservation-- P. Fielder, P.S. White and R. Leidy; Chapter 7:The emerging role of patchiness in conservation biology--J. A. Wiens; Chapter 8:Linking ecological understanding and application: patchiness in a dryland system--M. Shachak and S.T.A. Pickett. III. Biodiversity and its ecological linkages Themes-- R.S. Ostfeld, S.T.A. Pickett, M. Shackhak & G.E. Likens. Chapter 9: The evaluation of biodiversity as a target for conservation-- M. P. Nott and S. Pimm; Chapter 10: Conserving ecosystem function--J.L.Meyer; Chapter 11:The relationship between patchiness and biodiversity in terrestial systems--L. Hansson; Chapter 12: Re-evaluating the use of models to predict the consequences of habitat loss and fragmentation-- P. Kareiva, D. Skelly, and M. Ruckelshaus; Chapter 13: Managing for heterogeneity and complexity on dynamic landscapes-- N. Christensen, Jr.; Chapter 14:Toward a resolution of conflicting paradigms--S. Tartowski; Chapter 15:The land ethic of aldo leopold--A. C. Leopold. IV: Towards a new conservation theory. Themes-- R.S. Ostfeld, S.T.A. Pickett, M. Shackhak & G.E. Likens Chapter 16:The future of conservation biology: What's a geneticist to do?-- K. E. Holsinger and P. Vitt; Chapter 17: Habitat destruction and metapopulation dynamics-- I. Hanski; Chapter 18: How viable is population viability analysis?-- K. Ralls and B. L. Taylor Chapter 19: Reserve design and the new conservation theory-- N.E. Barrett and J. P. Barrett Chapter 20:Ecosystem processes do?-- J.J. Ewel; Chapter 21:Measurement scales and ecosystem management-- D.R. Gordon, L. Provencher, and J.L. Hardesty; Chapter 22:Biogeographic approaches and the new conservation biology-- D. Simberloff; Chapter 23: Conserving interaction biodiversity--J.N. Thompson. V. The applications of conservation ecology Themes-- R.S. Ostfeld, S.T.A. Pickett, M. Shachak and G.E. Likens. Chapter 24: State-dependent decision analysis for conservation biology-- H.P. Possingham; Chapter 25: Expanding scientific research programs to address conservation challenges in freshwater ecosystems-- C. M. Pringle; Chapter 26: Standard procedures for implementing ecosytem management on public lands-- R.S. Peters, D. M. Waller, B. Noon, S.T.A. Pickett, D. Murphy, J. Cracraft, R. Kiester, W. Kuhlmann, O. Houck, and W. J. Snape, III; Chapter 27: Whatever it takes for conservation: the case for alteratives analysis-- M.H. O'Brien; Chapter 28: Conservation activism: a proper role for academics?-- J. Zedler; Chapter 29: Getting ecological paradigms into the political debate: or will the messenger be shot?-- G. O'Neill and P. Attiwill. VI. Synthesis and a forward look Themes-- R.S. Ostfeld, S.T.A. Pickett, M. Shachak and G.E. Likens. Chapter 30: A summary of the sixth cary conference-- T.E. Lovejoy; Chapter 31: The linkages between ecology and conservation-- L.M. Talbot; Chapter 32: The central scientific challenge for conservation biology-- J. H
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