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Effective conservation science : data not dogma

Author: Peter M Kareiva; Michelle Marvier; Brian R Silliman; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This edited volume assembles some of the most intriguing voices in modern conservation biology. Collectively they highlight many of the most challenging questions being asked in conservation science today, each of which will benefit from new experiments, new data, and new analyses. The book's principal aim is to inspire readers to tackle these uncomfortable issues head-on. A second goal is to be reflective and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Kareiva; Michelle Marvier; Brian R Silliman; Oxford University Press.
OCLC Number: 1066450241
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 190 pages) : illustrations, maps
Other Titles: Effective conservation science (Online)
Responsibility: edited by Peter Kareiva, University of California, USA, Michelle Marvier, Santa Clara University, USA, Brian Silliman, Duke University, USA.

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This edited volume assembles some of the most intriguing voices in modern conservation biology. Collectively they highlight many of the most challenging questions being asked in conservation science today, each of which will benefit from new experiments, new data, and new analyses. The book's principal aim is to inspire readers to tackle these uncomfortable issues head-on. A second goal is to be reflective and consider how the field has reacted to challenges, and to what extent these challenges advance conservation science. A concluding chapter will synthesize common themes that emerge from the experiences of the authors in these debates and discuss how best to guard against confirmation bias. 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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