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Title Conservation biology for all / edited by : Navjot S. Sodhi, Paul R. Ehrlich.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Call # QH75 .C66153 2010
Phys. Description xvi, 344 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Series Oxford biology
Oxford biology.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 'Conservation Biology for All' provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely as possible.
Contents Introduction / Navjot S. Sodhi and Paul R. Ehrlich -- Human population and conservation / Paul R. Ehrlich -- Ecoethics / Paul R. Ehrlich -- 1. Conservation biology: past and present / Curt Meine -- Historical foundations of conservation biology -- Traditional ecological knowledge and biodiversity conservation / Fikret Berkes --Establishing a new interdisciplinary field -- Consolidation: conservation biology secures its niche -- Years of growth and evolution -- Conservation in the Philippines / Mary Rose C. Posa -- Conservation biology: a work in progress -- 2. Biodiversity / Kevin J. Gaston -- How much biodiversity is there? -- How has biodiversity changed through time? -- Where is biodiversity? -- Invaluable biodiversity inventories / Navjot S. Sodhi -- 3. Ecosystem functions and services / Cagan H. Sekercioglu -- Climate and the biogeochemical cycles -- Regulation of the hydrologic cycle -- Soils and erosion -- Biodiversity and ecosystem function -- The costs of large-mammal extinctions / Robert M. Pringle -- Carnivore conservation / Mark S. Boyce -- Ecosystem services and agroecosystems in a landscape context / Teja Tscharntke -- Conservation of plant-animal mutualism / Priya Davidar -- Consequences of pollinator decline for the global food supply / Claire Kremen -- Nature's cures versus emerging diseases --
4. Habitat destruction: death by a thousand cuts / William F. Laurance -- Habitat loss and fragmentation -- Geography of habitat loss -- The changing drivers of tropical deforestation / William F. Laurance -- Boreal forest management: harvest, natural disturbance, and climate change / Ian G. Warkentin -- Land-use intensification and abandonment -- Human impacts on marine ecosystems / Benjamin S. Halpern, [et al.] -- 5. Habitat fragmentation and landscape change / Andrew F. Bennett and Denis A. Saunders -- Understanding the effects of landscape change -- Biophysical aspects of landscape change -- Effects of landscape change on species -- Time lags and extinction debt in fragmented landscapes / Andrew F. Bennett and Denis A. Saunders -- Effects of landscape change on communities -- Temporal change in fragmented landscapes -- Conservation in fragmented landscapes -- Gondwana Link: a major landscape reconnection project / Andrew F. Bennett and Denis A. Saunders -- Rewilding / Paul R. Ehrlich -- 6. Overharvesting / Carlos A. Peres -- A brief history of exploitation -- Overexploitation in tropical forests -- Overexploitation in aquatic ecosystems -- Cascading effects of overexploitation on ecosystems -- The state of fisheries / Daniel Pauly -- Managing overexploitation -- Managing the exploitation of wildlife in tropical forests / Douglas W. Yu --
7. Invasive species / Daniel Simberloff -- Native invasives / Daniel Simberloff -- Invasive species in New Zealand / Daniel Simberloff -- Invasive species impacts -- Lag times -- What to do about invasive species -- 8. Climate change / Thomas E. Lovejoy -- Effects on the physical environment -- Effects on biodiversity -- Lowland tropical biodiversity under global warming / Navjot S. Sodhi -- Effects on biotic interactions -- Synergies with other biodiversity change drivers -- Mitigation -- Derivative threats to biodiversity from climate change / Paul R. Ehrlich -- 9. Fire and biodiversity / David M. J. S. Bowman and Brett P. Murphy -- What is fire? -- Evolution and fire in geological time -- Pyrogeography -- Fire and the destruction of tropical forests / David M. J. S. Bowman and Brett P. Murphy -- Vegetation-climate patterns decoupled by fire -- Humans and their use of fire -- Fire and the maintenance of biodiversity -- Climate change and fire regimes --
10. Extinctions and the practice of preventing them / Stuart L. Pimm and Clinton N. Jenkins -- Why species extinctions have primacy -- Population conservation / Jennifer B.H. Martiny -- How fast are species becoming extinct? -- Which species become extinct? -- Where are species becoming extinct? -- Future extinctions -- How does all this help prevent extinctions? -- 11. Conservation planning and priorities / Thomas Brooks -- Global biodiversity conservation planning and priorities -- Conservation planning for key biodiversity areas in Turkey / Güven Eken, [et al.] -- Coda: the completion of conservation planning -- 12. Endangered species management: the US experience / David S. Wilcove -- Indentification -- Rare and threatened species and conservation planning in Madagascar / Claire Kremen, [et al.] -- Flagship species create pride / Peter Vaughan -- Protection -- Recovery -- Incentives and disincentives -- Limitations of endangered species programs -- 13. Conservation in human-modified landscapes / Lian Pin Koh and Toby A. Gardner -- A history of human modification and the concept of "wild nature" -- Endocrine disruption and biological diversity / J.P. Myers -- Conservation in a human-modified world -- Selectively logged forests -- Agroforestry systems -- Tree plantations -- Quantifying the biodiversity value of tropical secondary forests and exotic tree plantations / Jos Barlow -- Agricultural land -- Conservation in the face of oil palm expansion / Matthew Struebig, Ben Phalan, and Emily Fitzherbert -- Countryside biogeography: harmonizing biodiversity and agriculture / Jai Ranganathan and Gretchen C. Daily -- Urban areas -- Regenerating forests on degraded land -- Conservation and human livelihoods in modified landscapes --
14. The roles of people in conservation / C. Anne Claus, Kai M. A. Chan, and Terre Satterfield -- A brief history of humanity's influence on ecosystems -- A brief history of conservation -- Customary management and marine conservation / C. Anne Claus, [et al.] -- Common conservation perceptions -- Elephants, animal rights, and Campfire / Paul R. Ehrlich -- Factors mediating human-environment relations -- Conservation, biology, and religion / Kyle S. Van Houtan -- Biodiversity conservation and local resource use -- Equity, resource rights, and conservation -- Empowering women: the Chipko movement in India / Priya Davidar -- Social research and conservation -- 15. From conservation theory to practice: crossing the divide / Madhu Rao and Joshua Ginsberg -- Swords into ploughshares: reducing military demand for wildlife products / Lisa Hickey, [et al.] -- The World Bank and biodiversity conservation / Tony Whitten -- The Natural Capital Project / Heather Tallis, Joshua H. Goldstein, and Gretchen C. Daily -- Integration of science and conservation implementation -- Measuring the effectiveness of conservation spending / Matthew Linkie and Robert J. Smith -- Looking beyond protected areas -- From managing protected areas to conserving landscapes / Karl Didier -- Biodiversity and human poverty -- Bird nest protection in the northern plains of Cambodia / Tom Clements -- International activities of the Missouri Botanical Garden / Peter Raven -- Capacity needs for practical conservation in developing countries -- Beyond the science: reaching out for conservation -- People making a difference: A rare approach -- Pride in the La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, Panama -- Outreach for policy -- Monitoring of biodiversity at local and global scales -- Hunter self-monitoring by the Isoseño-Guaraní in the Bolivian Chaco / Andrew Noss -- 16. The conservation biologist's toolbox - principles for the design and analysis of conservation studies / Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook -- Measuring and comparing "biodiversity" -- Cost effectiveness of biodiversity monitoring / Toby Gardner -- Working across cultures / David Bickford -- Mensurative and manipulative experimental design -- Multiple working hypotheses / Corey J.A. Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook -- Bayesian inference / Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook -- Abundance time series -- Predicting risks -- Genetic principles and tools -- Functional genetics and genomics / Noah K. Whiteman -- Concluding remarks -- Useful textbook guides / Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook.
Subject Conservation biology.
Biodiversity.
Nature conservation.
Alt Author Sodhi, Navjot S.
Ehrlich, Paul R.
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