Conservation Biology for All (häftad)
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OUP Oxford
Ehrlich, Paul R.
100 illustrations and an 8pp colour plate section
244 x 188 x 23 mm
817 g
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Conservation Biology for All (häftad)

Conservation Biology for All

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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.
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<br>Navjot S. Sodhi is currently a Professor of Conservation Ecology at the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). He has been studying the effects of rain forest loss and degradation on Southeast Asian fauna and flora for over 13 years. He has published over 100 scientific papers in international and regional scientific journals such as Nature, Science, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Annual Review of Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, and Biodiversity and Conservation. He has written/edited several books/monographs such as Tropical Conservation Biology (2007, Blackwell). He has also spent time at Harvard University as a Bullard Fellow (2001-02) and Hrdy Fellow (2008-09) where he now holds an adjunct position. He currently (or has been) is an Associate Editor/Editor of prestigious journals such as Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, Animal Conservation, the Auk and Biotropica. <br>Paul R. Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies and professor of biology at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. His research has ranged from the evolution of DDT resistance in fruit flies, the theory of systematics, the dynamics of butterfly populations, and the behaviour of birds and reef fishes to the conservation of mammal populations and human cultural evolution. He is co-founder of the field of coevolution. He is the author or co-author of over 40 books, and some 1000 scientific papers and articles. Ehrlich is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and past president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and a recipient of numerous international honors, including the Crafoord Prize (given by the Royal Swedish Academy as an explicit equivalent of a Nobel in fields where the Nobel is not given) and a MacArthur "genius award."<br>


Introduction; 1. Conservation Biology: Past and Present; 2. Biodiversity; 3. Ecosystem Functions and Services; 4. Habitat Destruction: Death of a Thousand Cuts; 5. Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change; 6. Overharvesting; 7. Invasive Species; 8. Climate Change; 9. Fire and Biodiversity; 10. Extinctions and the Practice of Preventing Them; 11. Conservation Planning and Priorities; 12. Endangered Species Management: The US Experience; 13. Conservation in Human-Modified Landscapes; 14. The Roles of People in Conservation; 15. From Conservation Theory to Practice: Crossing the Divide; 16. The Conservation Biologist's Toolbox - Principles for the Design and Analysis of Conservation Studies; Index