This revised edition of a very successful text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level conservation biology courses, as well as for individual reference, incorporates a number of new authors and additional chapters covering all aspects of one of the most dynamic areas in the life sciences. Containing ten additional chapters, it includes topics such as ecosystem management, the economics of conservation, processes and patterns of change, population biology and genetics, and conservation management.
Part I The natural order. Part II Process and patterns of change. Part III Population biology and genetics. Part IV The practice of conservation, preservation, and management; essay - issues of scale in conservation biology.