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The ecological basis of conservation : heterogeneity, ecosystems, and biodiversity

Author: Steward T Pickett; Richard S Ostfeld; Moshe Shachak; Gene E Likens
Publisher: New York : Chapman & Hall, ©1997.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steward T Pickett; Richard S Ostfeld; Moshe Shachak; Gene E Likens
ISBN: 0412098512 9780412098512
OCLC Number: 34617723
Notes: Conference held at Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 1995.
Description: xxi, 466 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Bruce Babbitt --
1. Defining the Scientific Issues / R. S. Ostfeld, S. T. A. Pickett and M. Shachak [et al.] --
2.1. Science, Conservation, Policy, and the Public / Gretchen Long Glickman --
2.2. Providing the Scientific Information that Conservation Practitioners Need / H. Ronald Pulliam --
2.3. A Policy Perspective on Biodiversity Protection and Ecosystem Management / Michael J. Bean --
3. Conservation and Human Population Growth: What are the Linkages? / Joel E. Cohen --
4. Developing an Analytical Context for Multispecies Conservation Planning / Barry Noon, Kevin McKelvey and Dennis Murphy --
5. Operationalizing Ecology under a New Paradigm: An African Perspective / Kevin H. Rogers --
6. The Paradigm Shift in Ecology and Its Implications for Conservation / Peggy L. Fiedler, Peter S. White and Robert A. Leidy --
7. The Emerging Role of Patchiness in Conservation Biology / John A. Wiens --
8. Linking Ecological Understanding and Application: Patchiness in a Dryland System / Moshe Shachak and S. T. A. Pickett --
9. The Evaluation of Biodiversity as a Target for Conservation / M. Philip Nott and Stuart L. Pimm --
10. Conserving Ecosystem Function / Judy L. Meyer --
11. The Relationship between Patchiness and Biodiversity in Terrestrial Systems / Lennart Hansson --
12. Reevaluating the Use of Models to Predict the Consequences of Habitat Loss and Fragmentation / Peter Kareiva, David Skelly and Mary Ruckelshaus --
13. Managing for Heterogeneity and Complexity on Dynamic Landscapes / Norman L. Christensen, Jr. --
14. Toward a Resolution of Conflicting Paradigms / S. L. Tartowski, E. B. Allen and N. E. Barrett [et al.] --
15. The Land Ethic of Aldo Leopold / A. Carl Leopold --
16. The Future of Conservation Biology: What's a Geneticist to Do? / Kent E. Holsinger and Pati Vitt --
17. Habitat Destruction and Metapopulation Dynamics / Ilkka Hanski --
18. How Viable is Population Viability Analysis? / Katherine Ralls and Barbara L. Taylor --
19. Reserve Design and the New Conservation Theory / Nels E. Barrett and Juliana P. Barrett --
20. Ecosystem Processes and the New Conservation Theory / John J. Ewel --
21. Measurement Scales and Ecosystem Management / Doria R. Gordon, Louis Provencher and Jeffrey L. Hardesty --
22. Biogeographic Approaches and the New Conservation Biology / Daniel Simberloff --
23. Conserving Interaction Biodiversity / John N. Thompson --
24. State-Dependent Decision Analysis for Conservation Biology / H. P. Possingham --
25. Expanding Scientific Research Programs to Address Conservation Challenges in Freshwater Ecosystems / Catherine M. Pringle --
26. Standard Scientific Procedures for Implementing Ecosystem Management on Public Lands / Robert S. Peters, Donald M. Waller and Barry Noon [et al.] --
27. Whatever It Takes for Conservation: The Case for Alternatives Analysis / Mary H. O'Brien --
28. Conservation Activism: A Proper Role for Academics? / Joy B. Zedler --
29. Getting Ecological Paradigms into the Political Debate: Or Will the Messenger Be Shot? / Graeme O'Neill and Peter Attiwill --
30. A Summary of the Sixth Cary Conference / Thomas E. Lovejoy --
31. The Linkages between Ecology and Conservation / Lee M. Talbot --
32. The Central Scientific Challenge for Conservation Biology / John Harte --
33. Toward a Comprehensive Conservation Theory / S. T. A. Pickett, Moshe Shachak and R. S. Ostfeld [et al.] --
Epilogue: A Vision of the Future / Joel E. Cohen.
Responsibility: edited by S.T.A. Pickett, R.S. Ostfeld, M. Shachak, G.E. Likens.
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