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Effective Conservation Science : Data Not Dogma.

Author: Peter Kareiva; Michelle Marvier; Brian Silliman
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The hope is that this book will lead to greater conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity by harnessing the engine of constructive scientific scepticism in service of better results.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kareiva, Peter.
Effective Conservation Science : Data Not Dogma.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kareiva; Michelle Marvier; Brian Silliman
ISBN: 9780192536662 0192536664
OCLC Number: 1006408469
Notes: ""Joseph M. Kiesecker, Kei Sochi, Jeff Evans, Michael Heiner, Christina M. Kennedy, and James R. Oakleaf""
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of contributors""; ""Section 1: Reproducibility, bias, and objectivity in conservation science""; ""1 Uncomfortable questions and inconvenient data in conservation science""; ""Peter Kareiva and Michelle Marvier""; ""2 The thin ice of simplicity in environmental and conservation assessments""; ""Moana McClellan and Ian P. Davies""; ""Section 2: Challenges to foundational premises in conservation""; ""3 The value of ecosystem services: What is the evidence?""; ""Linus Blomqvist and R. David Simpson"" ""4 Are local losses of biodiversity causing degraded ecosystem function?""""Mark Vellend""; ""5 Forty years of bias in habitat fragmentation research""; ""Lenore Fahrig""; ""6 Introduced species are not always the enemy of conservation""; ""Martin A. Schlaepfer""; ""7 Novel ecosystems: Canâ#x80;#x99;t we just pretend theyâ#x80;#x99;re not there?""; ""Richard J. Hobbs""; ""8 What is the evidence for planetary tipping points?""; ""Barry W. Brook, Erle C. Ellis, and Jessie C. Buettel""; ""9 Adaptability: As important in conservation organizations as it is in species"" ""Paul R. Armsworth, Eric R. Larson, and Alison G. Boyer""""10 Food webs with humans: In name only?""; ""Emma C. Fuller""; ""Section 3: Iconic conservation tales: Sorting truth from fiction""; ""11 Global agricultural expansion: The sky isnâ#x80;#x99;t falling (yet)""; ""Jonathan R.B. Fisher""; ""12 A good story: Media bias in trophic cascade research in Yellowstone National Park""; ""Emma Marris""; ""13 From Silent Spring to The Frog of War: The forgotten role of natural history in conservation science""; ""David K. Skelly"" ""14 How a mistaken ecological narrative could be undermining orangutan conservation""""Erik Meijaard""; ""15 Fealty to symbolism is no way to save salmon""; ""Peter Kareiva and Valerie Carranza""; ""16 Genetically modified crops: Frankenfood or environmental boon?""; ""Michelle Marvier""; ""17 When â#x80;#x9C;sustainableâ#x80;#x9D; fishing isnâ#x80;#x99;t""; ""Kristin N. Marshall and Phillip S. Levin""; ""18 Science communication is receiving a lot of attention, but thereâ#x80;#x99;s room to improve""; ""Yuta J. Masuda and Tim Scharks""; ""Section 4: Questioning accepted strategies and interventions"" ""19 Overfishing: Can we provide food from the sea and protect biodiversity?""""Ray Hilborn""; ""20 Rehabilitating sea otters: Feeling good versus being effective""; ""James A. Estes and M. Tim Tinker""; ""21 Planning for climate change without climate projections?""; ""Joshua J. Lawler and Julia Michalak""; ""22 Is â#x80;#x9C;no net loss of biodiversityâ#x80;#x9D; a good idea?""; ""Martine Maron""; ""23 Replacing underperforming nature reserves""; ""Richard A. Fuller and James E.M. Watson""; ""24 Conservation in the real world: Pragmatism does not equal surrender""

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The hope is that this book will lead to greater conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity by harnessing the engine of constructive scientific scepticism in service of better results.

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