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About this book
About this book
Nature conservation includes under its umbrella disciplines, such as landscape ecology, restoration ecology, theoretical ecology, ecological modelling, ecological economics, conservation biology, wildlife management, environmental planning, policy making, and environmental education. This handbook presents the latest research from around the globe across a wide variety of fields.
Preface; Variability and Ecological Significances of Secondary Metabolites in Terrestrial Biosystems; Protecting, Restoring and Conserving Renewable Resources: The Role of the Social Sciences; Threats to Forest Genetic Resources and their Conservation Strategies; Islands Biodiversity: Conservation Strategies Based on Knowledge of Endemic Plant Species from Cape Verde Islands; Supply-side Policies to Conserve Biodiversity and Save the Orangutan from Oil Palm Espansion: An Economic Assessment; Genetic Analyses of Noninvasively Collected Feathers Can Provide Insights into Avian Demography and Behavior; Global Property Rights in Genetic Resources: Do They Involve Sound Economics? Will They Conserve Nature and Biodiversity?; The Economics of Threatened Species Conservation: A Review and Analysis; The Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provided by Biodiversity: re- thinking concepts and research needs; The declines of the wild rabbit(Oryctolagus cuniculus)and the Iberian lynx(Lynx pardinus) in Spain: redirecting conservation efforts; ^Effects of Oil Pollution on Nickel and Vanadium Concentrations in Soil and in the Tissues of the Desert Lizard Acanthodactylus scutellatus at Kuwait's; Building Resilience to Sea Level Rise in England's Estuaries: Implications for Nature Conservation and Coastal Communities within the Southern North Sea Basin; Intrinsic Value as the Nodal Point of the Hegemonic Environmentalist Representation of Nature: Implication for Nature Conservation and Evironmental Education; The Impact of Tidal Energy Barrages on Estuarine Geomorphology; Wetlands Are Refuge Areas that Delay Global Warming-Induced Range Shift of Lepidoptera; Assessing the Role of the Host Immune System in Emerging Viral Infectious Diseases in Amphibian Populations Using Laboratory Animal Models; "Nature Feeling", Nature Walk with Challenged People in Japan; Conserving a Forgotten Endowment: Use of Manihot Species Genetic Resources in the Betterment of Cassava at a Time of Global Climate Change; Index.