Marine Conservation Biology The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity
Edition: 2nd 2005
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Description: Humans are terrestrial animals, and our capacity to see and understand the importance and vulnerability of life in the sea has trailed our growing ability to harm it. While conservation biologists are working to address environmental problems humans have created on land, loss of marine biodiversity, including extinctions and habitat degradation, has received much less attention. At the same time, marine sciences such as oceanography and fisheries biology have largely ignored issues of conservation. Marine Conservation Biology brings together for the first time in a single volume leading experts from around the world to apply the lessons and thinking of conservation biology to marine issues. Contributors including James M. Acheson, Louis W. Botsford, James T. Carlton, Kristina Gjerde, Selina S. Heppell, Ransom A. Myers, Julia K. Parrish, Stephen R. Palumbi, and Daniel Pauly offer penetrating insights on the nature of marine biodiversity, what threatens it, and what humans can and must do to recover the biological integrity of the world's estuaries, coastal seas, and oceans. Sections examine: distinctive aspects of marine populations and ecosystems; threats to marine biological diversity, singly and in combination; place-based management of marine ecosystems; the often-neglected human dimensions of marine conservation. Marine Conservation Biology breaks new ground by creating the conceptual framework for the new field of marine conservation biology -- the science of protecting, recovering, and sustainably using the living sea. It synthesizes the latest knowledge and ideas from leading thinkers in disciplines ranging from larval biology to sociology, making it a must-read forresearch and teaching faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 5/9/2005
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Karen L. McLeod is the Director of Science for the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS) at Oregon State University. Heather M. Leslie is the Peggy and Henry D. Sharpe Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology at Brown University.
|Why marine conservation biology?|
|Back to the future in marine conservation|
|Marine populations : the basics|
|The life of the sea : implications of marine population biology to conservation policy|
|The Allee effect in the sea|
|Extinction risk in marine species|
|Behavioral approaches to marine conservation|
|Threats to marine biological diversity|
|The potential for nutrient overenrichment to diminish marine biodiversity|
|The magnitude and consequences of bioinvasions in marine ecosystems : implications for conservation biology|
|Diseases and the conservation of marine biodiversity|
|Multiple stressors in marine systems|
|The greatest threat : fisheries|
|Global fisheries and marine conservation : is coexistence possible?|
|The global destruction of bottom habitats by mobile fishing gear|
|Effects of fishing on long-lived marine organisms|
|Evolutionary impacts of fishing on target populations|
|Are sustainable fisheries achievable?|
|Place-based management of marine ecosystems|
|Marine protected areas and biodiversity conservation|
|Marine reserve function and design for fisheries management|
|Place-based ecosystem management in the open ocean|
|Metapopulation structure and marine reserves|
|Developing rules to manage fisheries : a cross-cultural perspective|
|The role of legal regimes in marine conservation|
|Uncertainty in marine management|
|Recovering populations and restoring ecosystems : restoration of coral reefs and related marine communities|
|Toward a sea ethic|