346 pages, 210 illus
Ecological Applications presents a broad range of methods and techniques for managing environmental sustainability. This book examines ecological theory at the individual, populations, and community levels, and is an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve the health of their local ecosystems. It presents a broad range of methods and techniques for managing environmental sustainability. It focuses on ecological applications for sustainability including restoration, conservation, biosecurity, pest control, harvest management, and the design of reserves. It examines ecological theory at the individual, population and community levels. It considers economic and socio-political aspects.
I think this text will be extremely useful and popular with the students ...The overall tone of the book is lively, warmly humorous, engaging, and clear. Dr Anita Diaz, Bournemouth University" This new text ... provides information on the very topical subject of sustainability and further shows how ecological theories and techniques can be applied to conservation and management decisions ... I have been reorganizing my course to more closely follow the structure laid out in this book because I think it is a logical way to teach ecology." Dr Bethan Wood, University of Glasgow "I like the organization of the book ... I also like how Townsend has emphasized the applied aspects and placed the ecological basics in "boxes." Realistically, as Townsend states, if a student only takes one ecology course, it should be one that emphasizes applied ecology. What a great and long-overdue approach." Dr James Houpis, California State University, Chico "This is the first textbook that I have read with an organization that emphasizes the contemporary application of major conceptual paradigms in ecology ... This textbook provides all that is needed in teaching undergraduate students the essential relationship linking ecological theory with natural resource management." Dr Eric Dibble, Mississippi State University
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