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Essentials of conservation biology

Author: Richard B Primack
Publisher: Sunderland, Massachusetts : Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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This text combines theory and applied and basic research to explain the connections between conservation biology and ecology, climate change biology, the protection of endangered species, protected area management, environmental economics, and sustainable development. A major theme throughout the book is the active role that scientists, local people, the general public, conservation organizations, and governments  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Primack
ISBN: 9781605352893 1605352896
OCLC Number: 876140621
Description: xv, 603 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I Major Issues That Define the Discipline --
Chapter 1 What Is Conservation Biology? --
Chapter 2 What Is Biodiversity? --
Chapter 3 Where Is the World's Biodiversity Found? --
Part II Valuing Biodiversity --
Chapter 4 Ecological Economics --
Chapter 5 Indirect Use Value --
Chapter 6 Ethical Values --
Part III Threats to Biodiversity --
Chapter 7 Extinction --
Chapter 8 Vulnerability to Extinction --
Chapter 9 Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation, Degradation, and Global Climate Change --
Chapter 10 Overexploitation, Invasive Species, and Disease --
Part IV Conservation at the Population and Species Levels --
Chapter 11 Problems of Small Populations --
Chapter 12 Applied Population Biology --
Chapter 13 Establishing New Populations --
Chapter 14 Ex Situ Conservation Strategies --
Part V Practical Applications --
Chapter 15 Establishing Protected Areas --
Chapter 16 Designing Networks of Protected Areas --
Chapter 17 Managing Protected Areas --
Chapter 18 Conservation Outside Protected Areas --
Chapter 19 Restoration Ecology --
Part VI Conservation and Human Societies --
Chapter 20 Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Local and National Levels --
Chapter 21 An International Approach to Conservation and Sustainable Development --
Chapter 22 An Agenda for the Future.
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