Essentials of Conservation Biology

ISBN-10: 087893720X
ISBN-13: 9780878937202
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $82.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 585
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

This volume combines theory with applied and basic research to explain the connections between conservation biology and environmental economics, ethics, law, and the social sciences. It stresses the need for theory, research and an interdisciplinary approach in solving conservation problems.

Major Issues That Define The Discipline
What Is Conservation Biology?
What Is Biological Diversity?
Where Is the World's Biological Diversity Found?
Valuing Biodiversity
The Value of Biological Diversity
Indirect Economic Values
Ethical Values
Threats to Biological Diversity
Extinction
Vulnerability to Extinction
Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation, and Degradation
Overexploitation, Invasive Species, and Disease
Conservation at the Population and Species Levels
Problems of Small Populations
Applied Population Biology
Establishing New Populations
Ex Situ Conservation Strategies
Practical Applications
Establishing Protected Areas
Designing Protected Areas
Managing Protected Areas
Outside Protected Areas
Restoration Ecology
Conservation and Human Societies
Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Local and National Levels
An International Approach to Sustainable Development
An Agenda for the Future
Glossary
Appendix of International Conservation Organizations

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