The main goal of this book is to encourage and formalize the infusion of evolutionary thinking into mainstream conservation biology. It reviews the evolutionary foundations of conservation issues, and unifies conceptual and empirical advances in evolutionary…
…He questions the commonly propagated opinion that nature conservation is equivalent to species protection - and shows that technical habitat design can rescue endangered species.
A must-have for environmental agencies, policy makers, ecologists and all who are…
Conservation of Wildlife Populations provides an accessible introduction to the most relevant concepts and principles for solving real-world management problems in wildlife and conservation biology. Bringing together insights from traditionally disparate…
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The proposed book will be composed of 16 chapters, each written by one lead author and 2-7 additional authors/contributors. The book draws on the results of five years research on the dynamics of an ecosystem where…
The distinctive relationships between landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation are highlighted in this original and useful guide to the theory and practice of ecological landscape design. Key insights by some of the world's leading experts in landscape ecology…
Prologue: The Contrafuego
Part I: In the Place of the Tree with Ears
1. The Nucleus
2. Canon del Tigre
3. The Ant and the Acacia
4. The Tree with Ears
5. The Fires of Guanacaste
6. The Living Dead
7. The Battle Plan
A fascinating collection of writings on many naturalist and conservationist themes by American essayist John Burroughs.
Provides a comprehensive overview of one of nature's most engaging mammals
Covers fossil history, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, biomechanics, behavior, ecology, and conservation Includes genetic analysis of five of the six subspecies of modern giraffes Includes giraffe network studies…
…Discussion spans issues such as the meaning of community in the context of ecological diversity, scales of diversity and distribution of diversity among taxa Highlights advances in measurement paying particular attention to new techniques such as species richness estimation, application of measures of…
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This concise introductory text provides a complete overview of biodiversity - what it is, how it arose, its distribution, why it is important, human impact upon it, and what should be done to maintain it. Timely…