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We live in a complex and dynamic world. Understanding how to monitor, manage and conserve species and habitats – the goal of applied ecology – is of ever-increasing importance.
Applied Ecology shows students how an understanding of ecological theory can be used to address the most important issues facing ecologists today. Its explicitly problem-solving approach reflects the reality of using ecological tools and approaches in applied contexts, while also highlighting the key ecological theories that underpin those applications to make the link between theory and practice clear.
With an emphasis throughout on the realities of applying ecological theory, Applied Ecology features interviews with a range of leading applied ecologists, and over 30 case studies to give students a clear sense of contemporary applied ecology in action. In addition, over 20 Hot Topic panels capture issues and approaches at the forefront of current practice.
Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre to accompany Applied Ecology features:
- Twelve bonus case studies to augment those featured in Applied Ecology
- Extended versions of the Interviews with Applied Ecologists that appear in Applied Ecology
- Problem-solving activities for use in a workshop, seminar, or tutorial setting
- Figures from Applied Ecology in digital format, for use in lecture presentations
Part 1 Overview
1: Introducing Applied Ecology
2: Fundamentals of Ecology
Part 2 Monitoring
3: Ecological Surveying and Monitoring
4: Ecological Indicators
Part 3 Managing
5: Ecological Impact Assessment
6: Remediation Ecology
7: Managing Species over Space
8: Non-native Species
9: Managing pests and pest control
Part 4 Conserving
10: Principles of Conservation
11: In-situ conservation
12: Ex-situ conservation
"This book provides essential information on key concepts in ecology and how they can be applied to address human-induced environmental impacts. With a focus on applying ecological principles to ensure successful outcomes, it is a cornerstone publication for all undergraduate students studying ecology."
– Dr Duncan B. Westbury, The University of Worcester
"A clear and comprehensive review of applied ecology and its applications to conservation and land management"
– Professor John Warren, Aberystwyth University
"A gold mine of case studies and examples"
– Dr Nicholas Worsfold, University of Bedfordshire