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Large carnivores and the conservation of biodiversity

Author: Justina C Ray
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, ©2005.
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Is the conservation of large carnivores in ecosystems that evolved with their presence equivalent to the conservation of biological diversity within those systems? Building their discussions from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Large carnivores and the conservation of biodiversity.
Washington : Island Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004021349
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Large carnivores and the conservation of biodiversity.
Washington : Island Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)755420582
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justina C Ray
ISBN: 9781559630795 1559630795 9781559630801 1559630809 9781429495196 1429495197 9781597266093 1597266094
OCLC Number: 560175364
Notes: Based on papers from a workshop held at White Oak Plantation in May 2003.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 526 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction, How to value large carnivorous animals / Kent H. Redford --
Ecological context for the role of large carnivores in conserving biodiversity / Robert S. Steneck --
Large carnivorous animals as tools for conserving biodiversity : assumptions and uncertainties / Justina C. Ray --
Carnivory and trophic connectivity in kelp forests / James A. Estes --
Green world hypothesis revisited / John Terborgh --
Restoring functionality in Yellowstone with recovering carnivores : gains and uncertainties / Joel Berger and Douglas W. Smith --
Large marine carnivores : trophic cascades and top-down controls in coastal ecosystems past and present / Robert S. Steneck and Enric Sala --
Forest ecosystems without carnivores : when ungulates rule the world / William J. McShea --
King of the beasts? : evidence for guild redundancy among large mammalian carnivores / Rosie Woodroffe and Joshua R. Ginsberg --
Tigers and wolves in the Russian Far East : competitive exclusion, functional redundancy, and conservation implications / Dale G. Miquelle [and others] --
Large carnivores and biodiversity in African savanna ecosystems / M.G.L. Mills --
Large carnivores and ungulates in European temperate forest ecosystems : bottom-up and top-down control / Bogumiła Je̜drzejewska and Włodzimierz Je̜drzejewski --
Recovery of carnivores, trophic cascades, and diversity in coral reef marine parks / Tim R. McClanahan --
Human-induced changes in the effect of top carnivores on biodiversity in the Patagonian Steppe / Andrés J. Novaro and R. Susan Walker --
Large carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores in south Florida : an evolutionary approach to conserving landscapes and biodiversity / David S. Maehr, Michael A. Orlando, and John J. Cox --
Hunting by carnivores and humans : does functional redundancy occur and does it matter? / Joel Berger --
Detecting top-down versus bottom-up regulation of ungulates by large carnivores : implications for conservation of biodiversity / R. Terry Bowyer, David K. Person, and Becky M. Pierce --
Top carnivores and biodiversity conservation in the boreal forest / Stan Boutin --
Linkage between conservation strategies for large carnivores and biodiversity : the view from the "half-full" forests of Europe / John D.C. Linnell [and others] --
Conclusion, Is large carnivore conservation equivalent to biodiversity conservation and how can we achieve both? / Justina C. Ray [and others].
Responsibility: edited by Justina C. Ray [and others].

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