Table of contents
Saving Species Through Population Biology and Viability Analyses: A Morass of Math, Myth, and Mistakes?
Broad Brushes And Taxonomic Tours: Summaries Of The State Of The Natural World
Habitat Degradation and Ecological Restoration: Hubris, Hegemony, and Healing
When Conservation Meets the Real World of Economics, Politics, and Tradeoffs
About this book
Refecting what a new generation of conservation biologists is doing and thinking, this vital and far ranging second edition explores where conservation biology is heading. It challenges many conventions of conservation biology by exposing certain weaknesses of widely accepted principles. Combining contributions from both the school and the new breed of conservation biologists, this insightful text focuses primarily on topics the are integral to the daily activities of conservation biologists. Several chapters address ecosystem restoration and biotic invasions as well as the the mechanics of population viability analyses, which are now a routine facet of conservation efforts. A case history approach is implemented throughout the book, with the use of practical real-world examples. Furthermore, an in-depth look at quantitative analyses is presented, allowing for models and mathematical analyses to pinpoint limitations in existing data and guide research toward those aspects of biology that are most likely to be critical to the dynamics of a species or an ecosystem.
biology conservation biology ecosystem population biology