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Conservation Science and Action


Edited By: William J Sutherland

363 pages, B/w photos, 103 illus, figs, tabs


Paperback | Feb 1998 | #53246 | ISBN: 0865427623
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A text for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates, this book is a thorough review of the latest thinking in conservation biology, and is the first major text in the discipline which does not originate from the US. Including contributions from William Adams, Susan Harrison, Stuart Pimm, Ian Newton, Oliver Rackham and Daniel Simberloff, the chapters cover extinction, introductions, exploitation, site selection, habitat and species management, conservation economics, conservation education, policies and politics, and conservation and development. Covering a range of taxonomic groups, including aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals, and focusing on action throughout, this is a major contribution to the field.


List of Contributors. Preface. Biodiversity (Kevin J Gaston) Extinction (Stuart L Pimm) Introductions (H Charles J Godfray and Michael J Crawley) Pollutants and pesticides (Ian Newton) Sustainable and unsustainable exploitation (William J Sutherland and John D Reynolds) Small and declining populations (Daniel Simberloff) Metapopulation, source-sink and disturbance dynamics (Martha F Hoopes and Susan Harrison) Implications of historical ecology for conservation (Oliver Rackham) Selecting areas for conservation (Colin J Bibby) Managing habitats and species (William J Sutherland) Economics of nature conservation (Nick Hanley) Conservation education (Susan K Jacobson and Mallory D McDuff) Conservation policy and politics (Graham Wynne) Conservation and development (William M Adams) References. Index

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