216 pages, illustrations, tables, includes CD-ROM
Real problems are explored using RAMAS Ecolab 2.0 software and sample files - all provided. The lab manual contains background information, exercises and suggestions for additional work.
Biodiversity - the diversity of life; recovery of the Blue Whale - measuring population growth; competition among Osprey - limits to population growth; wood storks and honeyeaters - estimating population parameters; Grizzly Bears - problems of small populations; Giant Pandas - small populations and endangered species; Hector's dolphins and the Redcockaded Woodpecker - conserving dwindling populations; African market hunting and Tuna exploitation - maintaining sustainable levels; the African White Rhino - too many for their own good?; the Wild Ass and the Black-footed Ferret - reintroduction of endangered species; park size and species diversity - lessons from islands; rescuing the spotted owl - conserving species in multiple populations; biodiversity's biggest threat - human population growth; the case of Patrick's Marsh Wren - making decisions to protect species; using RAMAS Ecolab - installation; uninstalling RAMAS Ecolab395; running the programs.
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