Conserving Living Natural Resources In the Context of a Changing World
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Description: 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.
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Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2002
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|Appendix: scientific names of organisms mentioned in the text|