Conserving Living Natural Resources In the Context of a Changing World

ISBN-10: 0521788129
ISBN-13: 9780521788120
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $74.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Conserving Living Natural Resources is an introductory textbook for students of conservation biology and resource management. It investigates the historical & philosophical contexts, conceptual frameworks, principal techniques and the limitations of each.

Preface
Introduction: balance and flux
Methodology: getting the information we need to manage living natural resources
Management to Maximize Production of Featured Species - A Utilitarian Approach to Conservation
Historical context - the commodification of resources and the foundations of utilitarian resource management
Central concepts - population growth and interactions between populations
Central concepts - habitats
Techniques - harvest management
Techniques - habitat management
Techniques - management to minimize conflicts between pest species and people
Protection and Restoration of Populations and Habitats - A Preservationist Approach to Conservation
Historical context - the rise of environmental concerns after World War II
Central concepts - the causes of extinction
Techniques - protecting and restoring species
Techniques - protecting and restoring ecosystems
Management to Maintain Processes and Structures - A Sustainable-Ecosystem Approach to Conservation
Historical context - pressures to move beyond protection of species and reserves
Central concepts - the flux of nature
Techniques - conserving processes and contexts
Techniques - including people in the conservation process
Postscript
Appendix: scientific names of organisms mentioned in the text
Index

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