Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

ISBN-10: 1405152877

ISBN-13: 9781405152877

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

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Providing a framework of exercises to stimulate students in conservation biology, this title covers a variety of issues such as genetic analysis, population biology and management, taxonomy, and ecosystem management.
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Book details

List price: $72.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Preface
Copying
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Is Biodiversity? Spiders As Exemplars Of The Biodiversity Concept
What Is Conservation Biology? An Analysis Of The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund's Strategies And Funding Priorities
Why Is Biodiversity Important? Why Is It Threatened? An Exploration With The IUCN "Red List" Of Threatened Species
Genes
Population Genetics: Diversity Within Versus Among Populations
Genetic Drift: Establishing Population Management Targets To Limit Loss Of Genetic Diversity
Pedigree Management: Controlling The Effects Of Inbreeding As Indicated By Fluctuating Asymmetry
Landscape Genetics: Identifying Movement Corridors In The Landscape
Populations
Life Table Analysis: Balancing Commercial Fisheries With Sea Bird "By-Catch"
Population Viability Analysis: El Ni_o Frequency And Penguin Population Persistence
Habitat Loss And Fragmentation: Ecological Traps, Connectivity And Issues Of Scale
Diagnosing Declining Populations: Assessing Monitoring Data To Better Understand Causes Of A Rarity In An Endangered Cactus
Estimating Population Size With Line Transects And Distance
Analyzing Camera Trap Data With Presence
Estimating Population Size With Mark-Recapture Data And MARK
Species
Estimating "Biodiversity": Indices, Effort And Inference
Designing A Zoo:Ex-Situ Centers For Conservation, Research, And Education
Plant Reintroductions: Reestablishing Extirpated Populations
Edge Effects: Designing A Nest Predation Experiment
Ecosystems And Landscapes
Ecosystem Fragmentation: Patterns And Consequences For Biodiversity
Forest Harvesting: Balancing Timber Production And Parrot Habitat
Protected Areas: A Systematic Conservation Planning Approach For Ecoregions
Island Biogeography: How Park Size And Condition Affect The Number Of Species Protected
GIS For Conservation: Mapping And Analyzing Distributions Of Wild Potato Species For Reserve Design
Global Change: Will A Cold-Adapted Frog Survive In A Warmer World?
Climate Envelope Modeling: Inferring The Ranges Of Species
Policy And Organizations
Population, Consumption, Or Governance: Which Drives Species Imperilment Most In Africa And Europe?
Overconsumption: Who's Smarter...Students Or Their Professors?
Conservation Values: Assessing Public Attitudes
Priority Setting: Where Around The Globe Should We Invest Our Conservation Efforts?
An International Debate: Commercial Fishing In Galfpagos National Park
Conservation Law: Should The Polar Bear Be Listed As A Threatened Species?
Conservation Policy: Shaping Your Government
Index
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