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Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology

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  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521644822

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  • This beautifully illustrated textbook introduces students to conservation biology by taking the reader on a tour of the many and varied ecosystems of our planet, providing a setting in which to explore the factors that have led to the alarming loss of biodiversity. In particular, the fundamental problems of habitat loss and fragmentation, habitat disturbance and the non-sustainable exploitation of species in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are explored. The methods that have been developed to address these problems from the most traditional forms of conservation to new approaches at genetic to landscape scales are then discussed, showing how science can be put into practice.

    • The first comprehensive introduction to conservation biology with a global perspective
    • Written in an easy, accessible style
    • Illustrated with numerous colour pictures and diagrams throughout
    • Each chapter features key ideas, suggestions for further reading, relevant websites and points for discussion
    • Text boxes used throughout to present supplementary information, definitions and case studies from around the world
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    "Provides a fine overview of this complex and important field." Southeastern Naturalist

    "...an exceptionally lucid, well-organized textbook that thoroughly explains the science and application of conservation biology." Ecology

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    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521644822
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 188 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.79kg
    • contains: 119 b/w illus. 46 maps 15 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. The natural world
    2. Major world ecosystems
    Part II:
    3. The human impact
    4. The effects of habitat destruction
    5. The effects of habitat disturbance
    6. Non-sustainable use
    Part III:
    7. The rise of conservation biology
    8. Selecting protected areas
    9. Design and management of protected areas
    10. Protecting species I. In situ conservation
    11. Protecting species II. Ex-situ conservation and re-introduction
    12. Landscape scale conservation
    13. Conserving the evolutionary process (a longer-term view of conservation)
    14. Ecological restoration
    15. Putting the science in to practice.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • Author

    Andrew S. Pullin, University of Birmingham
    Andrew S. Pullin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham, where he has been teaching Environmental Biology, Ecology and Conservation Biology for a number of years. His research interests include the ecology and conservation of invertebrates, the assessment of biodiversity at species and genetic levels, and the relationship between conservation science and practice. His work has taken him to many exotic locations, including the tropics and the Antarctic, where he has obtained first hand experience of a wide range of conservation problems. In addition to his academic work, he is also involved in the practical aspects of conservation, and serves on the council of several non-governmental conservation organisations. He is involved in the implementation of several species and habitat actions plans, placing him in an excellent position to consider the relationship between conservation problems, conservation science and conservation action. Andrew is the editor of Ecology and Conservation of Butterflies (1994) and the Journal of Insect Conservation.

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