Edited By: Scott Ferson and Mark Burgman
322 pages, Figs, tabs
This book is the first to review the quantitative tools used in conservation biology. The topics covered include population viability analysis, population dynamics, meta-population models, estimating risks and timing of extinction, quasi-extinction, recovery dynamics, land use, population genetics, and the genetics of bottleneck populations. Aimed at the practising biologist and land use manager, it will also be invaluable to students in conservation biology, ecology, and natural resources.
From the reviews: "Population decline and extinction of many species is a worldwide phenomenon. Because quantitative methods are either lacking or not applied population declines are often poorly understood ! . The present book aims to contribute to close this gap by introducing several different quantitative methods that are useful to conservationists. ! The book has been written for graduate students and working conservation biologists. ! The authors succeeded ! in presenting the different methods in an understandable and simple way. ! I would recommend the book." (Michael Schaub, Basic and Applied Ecology, Issue 5, 2004)
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