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Key topics in conservation biology

Author: David W Macdonald, Biologe
Publisher: Malden, Mass : Blackwell, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* Written by an international renowned team of authors. * Addresses key contemporary issues in conservation biology and looks at the realities and problems of applied conservation. * Emphasizes the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Macdonald, Biologe
ISBN: 9781405122498 1405122498 9780470658765 0470658762 9780470658758 0470658754
OCLC Number: 728089354
Description: 307 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Preface. List of Contributors. List of Boxes. 1. The Pathology of Biodiversity Loss: the Practice of Conservation: Chris R. Dickman (University of Sydney), Stuart L. Pimm (Duke University) and Marcel Cardillo (Imperial College London). 2. Prioritizing Choices in Conservation: Georgina M. Mace (Zoological Society of London), Hugh P. Possingham (University of Queensland) and Nigel Leader-Williams (University of Kent). 3. What is Biodiversity Worth? Economics as a Problem and a Solution: David Pearce (deceased), Susanna Hecht (University of California at Los Angeles) and Frank Vorhies (Consultant Sustainability Economist). 4. Impacts of Modern Molecular Genetic Techniques on Conservation Biology: Eli Geffen (Tel Aviv University), Gordon Luikart (University of Montana)and Robin S. Waples (NOAA). 5. The Role of Metapopulations in Conservation: H. Resit Akcakaya (Applied Biomathematics), Gus Mills (University of Pretoria) and C. Patrick Doncaster (University of Southampton). 6. Managing Biodiversity in the Light of Climate Change: Current Biological Effects and Future Impacts: Terry L. Root (Stanford University), Diana Liverman (University of Oxford) and Chris Newman (University of Oxford). 7. Technology in Conservation: a Boon but with Small Print: Stephen A. Ellwood (University of Oxford), Rory P. Wilson (University of Wales Swansea) and Alonzo C. Addison (Virtual Heritage Network). 8. Animal Welfare and Conservation: Measuring Stress in the Wild: Graeme McLaren (UK Environment Agency), Christian Bonacic (University of Oxford) and Andrew Rowan. 9. Does Modelling have a Role in Conservation?: Mark S. Boyce (University of Alberta), Steve P. Rushton (University of Newcastle) and Tim Lynam (CSIRO). 10. Conservation in the Tropics: Evolving Roles for Governments, International Donors and Non-governement Organizations: Steve Cobb (Environment and Development Group), Joshua Ginsberg (Columbia University) and Jorgen Thomsen (Conservation International). 11. Do Parasites Matter? Infectious Diseases and the Conservation of Host Populations: Philip Riordan (University of Oxford), Peter Hudson (Penn State University) and Steve Albon (Macaulay Institute). 12. The Nature of the Beast: Using Biological Processes in Vertebrate Pest Management: Sandra Baker (University of Oxford), Grant Singleton and Rob Smith (University of Huddersfield). 13. Introduced Species and the Line between Biodiversity Conservation and Naturalistic Eugenics: David W. Macdonald (University of Oxford), Carolyn M. King (University of Waikato) and Robert Strachan (Environment Agency Wales). 14. Bushmeat: the Challenge of Balancing Human and Wildlife Needs in African Moist Tropical Forests: John E. Fa (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust), Lise Albrechtsen (Food and Agriculture Organization) and David Brown (Overseas Development Institute). 15. Does Sport Hunting Benefit Conservation?: Andrew K. Loveridge (University of Oxford), J.C. Reynolds (The Game Conservancy Trust) and E.J. Milner-Gulland (Imperial College London). 16. Can Farming and Wildlife Coexist?: Ruth E. Feber (University of Oxford), Elizabeth J. Asteraki (CAB International) and Les G. Firbank (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology). 17. Living with Wildlife: the Roots of Conflict and the Solutions: Claudio Sillero-Zubiri (University of Oxford), Raman Sukumar (Indian Institute of Science) and Adrian Treves (Makerere University). 18. Principles, Practice and Priorities: the Quest for Alignment: David W. Macdonald (University of Oxford), N. Mark Collins (Commonwealth Foundation) and Richard Wrangham (Harvard University). Index
Responsibility: edited by David W. Macdonald & Katrina Service.

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