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Conservation biology : the science of scarcity and diversity

Author: Michael E Soulé
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©1986.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Conservation biology.
Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©1986
(OCoLC)768267515
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Soulé
ISBN: 0878937943 9780878937943 0878937951 9780878937950
OCLC Number: 13157975
Description: xiii, 584 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Conservation biology and the "real world" / Michael E Soulé --
Section 1. The fitness and viability of populations --
Minimum viable populations: processes of species extinction / Michael E. Gilpin and Michael E. Soulé --
Inbreeding in natural populations of birds and mammals / Katherine Ralls, Paul H. Harvey and Anna Marie Lyles --
Heterozygosity and fitness in natural populations of animals / Fred W. Allendorf and Robb F. Leary --
Heterozygosity, heterosis, and fitness in outbreeding plants / F. Thomas Ledig --
Coadaptation and outbreeding depression / Alan R. Templeton --
Section 2. Patterns of diversity and rarity: their implications of conservation --
Diversity, rarity, and conservation in Mediterranean-climate regions / Martin L. Cody --
Endemism in tropical versus temperate plant communities / Alwyn H. Gentry --
Seven forms of rarity and their frequency in the flora of the British Isles / Deborah Rabinowitz, Sara Cairns and Theresa Dillon --
Commonness and rarity in a neotropical forest: implications for tropical tree conservation / Stephen P. Hubbell and Robin B. Foster --
Section 3. The effects of fragmentation --
Habitat fragmentation in the temperate zone / David S. Wilcove, Charles H. McLellan and Andrew P. Dobson --
Edge and other effects of isolation on Amazon forest / T.E. Lovejoy, R.O. Bierregaard, Jr., A.B. Rylands, J.R. Malcolm, C.E. Quintela, L.H. Harper, K.S. Brown, Jr., A.H. Powell, G.V.N. Powell, H.O.R. Schubart, and M.B. Hays --
The eternal external threat / Daniel H. Janzen --
Section 4. Community processes --
Community stability and structure / Stuart L. Pimm --
Keystone plant resources in the tropical forest / John Terborgh --
Disease and conservation / Andrew P. Dobson and Robert M. May --
Section 5. Sensitive habitats: threats and management --
Shallow tropical marine environments / Robert E. Johannes and B.G. Hatcher --
Tropical continental aquatic habitats / Harald Sioli --
Tropical deforestation and a mega-extinction spasm / Norman Myers --
Local effects of tropical deforestation / Carl F. Jordan --
Cave faunas / David C. Culver --
Desertization in African arid lands / Henri Nöel le Houérou and Hubert Gillet --
Section 6. Interacting with the real world --
Restoration, reclamation, and regeneration of degraded or destroyed ecosystems / John Cairns, Jr. --
The design of a nature reserve system for Indonesian New Guinea / Jared Diamond --
Intrinsic value: will the defenders of nature please rise? / Arne Naess.
Responsibility: edited by Michael E. Soulé.

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