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Principles of conservation biology

Author: Martha J Groom; Gary K Meffe; C Ronald Carroll
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©2006.
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Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a basic background in biology and ecology, this textbook introduces essential concepts in conservation biology. Eighteen chapters are divided into three main sections: foundations of the field, threats to biodiversity, and approaches to solving conservation problems. Conservation methods described range from the use of genetic tools for the management of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha J Groom; Gary K Meffe; C Ronald Carroll
ISBN: 0878935185 9780878935185
OCLC Number: 60651075
Notes: Revised edition of: Principles of conservation biology / Gary K. Meffe. 2nd ed. 1997.
Description: xix, 779 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. What is conservation biology? --
Ch. 2. Global biodiversity : patterns and processes --
Ch. 3. Threats to biodiversity --
Ch. 4. Conservation values and ethics --
Ch. 5. Ecological economics and nature conservation --
Ch. 6. Habitat degradation and loss --
Ch. 7. Habitat fragmentation --
Ch. 8. Overexploitation --
Ch. 9. Species invasions --
Ch. 10. Biological impacts of climate change --
Ch. 11. Conservation genetics : the use and importance of genetic information --
Ch. 12. Species and landscape approaches to conservation --
Ch. 13. Ecosystem approaches to conservation : responses to a complex world --
Ch. 14. Protected areas : goals, limitations, and design --
Ch. 15. Restoration of damaged ecosystems and endangered populations --
Ch. 16. Sustainable development --
Ch. 17. The integration of conservation science and policy : the pursuit of knowledge meets the use of knowledge --
Ch. 18. Meeting conservation challenges in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Martha J. Groom, Gary K. Meffe, C. Ronald Carroll.
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Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a basic background in biology and ecology, this textbook introduces essential concepts in conservation biology. Eighteen chapters are divided into three main sections: foundations of the field, threats to biodiversity, and approaches to solving conservation problems. Conservation methods described range from the use of genetic tools for the management of specific populations to ecosystem-level programs. Case studies found in each chapter provide real world examples of the concepts discussed.

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