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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Because of the scope of conservation problems, biologists and managers often rely on "surrogate" species to act as proxies to represent larger conservation issues. In Conservation by Proxy, conservation biologist and field researcher Tim Caro offers systematic definitions of surrogate species concepts, explores the theories behind them, considers how surrogate species are chosen, examines evidence for and against  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Caro, T.M. (Timothy M.).
Conservation by proxy.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010008855
(OCoLC)553365066
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T M Caro; Sheila Girling
ISBN: 9781597269599 159726959X
OCLC Number: 692205217
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 374 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Buzzwords in Conservation Biology --
Shortcuts --
Biodiversity --
Usage --
Documentation --
Remarkable species --
Scale --
Surrogate species in systematic conservation --
Taxonomy of surrogate species --
Other terms --
Difficulties in surrogate typology --
Loose definitions --
Lax terminology --
Multiple applications and purpose --
Using the same species for two surrogate tasks --
Hidden agendas and research displacement activities --
Summary --
DISTRIBUTION OF BIODIVERSITY --
ch. 2 Species Indicators of Biodiversity at a Large Scale --
big picture --
Congruency of species richness --
Environmental surrogates --
Higher taxa --
Congruency of endemism --
Congruency of rarity --
Congruency of threatened species --
Complementarity and congruency --
Concordance between different measures of biodiversity --
Global scale --
Continental scale --
^ Complementarity --
Biodiversity distribution and protected areas --
Practical application --
Summary --
RESERVE SITE SELECTION --
ch. 3 Species Indicators of Biodiversity in Reserve Selection --
smaller scale --
Cross-taxon congruence of species richness --
Within-taxon congruence of species richness --
Taxon subsets --
Higher taxa --
Morphospecies --
Congruency of endemism, congruency of rarity, and congruency of threatened species --
Concordance between measures of biodiversity --
Species richness and endemism --
Species richness and rarity --
Species richness and threatened species --
Biodiversity metrics --
Congruency of complementarity --
Species richness --
Other biodiversity measures --
Persistence --
Higher taxa --
Protected area coverage --
Marine reserve prioritization --
Environmental surrogates --
Combining environmental and taxonomic surrogates --
Practical issues --
Summary --
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Responsibility: Tim Caro ; illustrated by Sheila Girling.

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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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