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Conservation of Exploited Species

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ISBN-10: 0521787335

ISBN-13: 9780521787338

Edition: 2001

Authors: John D. Reynolds, Georgina M. Mace, Kent H. Redford, John G. Robinson, Guy Cowlishaw

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Bringing together international experts, this book examines interactions between the biology of wildlife and the divergent goals of people involved in hunting, fishing, gathering and culling wildlife.
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Book details

List price: $89.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Paul J.B. Hart is a Reader in the Department of Biology, University of Leicester, UK. His research focuses on the role of trophic ecology and competition in fish speciation and on the management of commercial marine fisheries. His publications include a co-authored textbook Fisheries Ecology (1982) and he has co-edited The Impact of Species Changes in African Lakes (1995) and Reinventing Fisheries Management (1998). He is co-editor of the review journal, Fish and Fisheries (Blackwell Science) and he is a past President of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.John D. Reynolds is a Professor of Evolutionary Ecology at the University of East Anglia, UK. His research examines the…    

Kent H. Redford is director of the international program for Biodiversity Analysis and Coordination at the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has done extensive field research in Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia and has published many scientific papers.Christine Padoch is associate scientist, Institute of Economic Botany.

List of contributors
Setting the Scene
Exploitation as a conservation issue
Can we exploit sustainably?
Population-Based Approaches
The gospel of maximum sustainable yield in fisheries management: birth, crucifixion and reincarnation
Sustainable exploitation of fluctuating populations
The exploitation of spatially structured populations
The conservation of exploited species in an uncertain world: novel methods and the failure of traditional techniques
Taxonomic Comparisons
Life histories of fishes and population responses to exploitation
Mammalian life histories and responses of populations to exploitation
Trade of live wild birds: potentials, principles, and practices of sustainable use
Game vertebrate extraction in African and Neotropical forests: an intercontinental comparison
Lessons from the plant kingdom for conservation of exploited species
From Individuals to Communities
The role of behaviour in studying sustainable exploitation
The Allee effect: a barrier to recovery by exploited species
Life histories and sustainable harvesting
Phenotypic and genetic changes due to selective exploitation
An ecosystem perspective on conserving targeted and non-targeted species
The half-empty forest: sustainable use and the ecology of interactions
Conservation Meets Sustainable Use
Sustainable use and pest control in conservation: kangaroos as a case study
Conservation and resource use in arctic ecosytems
Conservation out of exploitation: a silk purse from a sow's ear?
Getting the biology right in a political sort of way
Final Thoughts
Using 'sustainable use' approaches to conserve exploited populations