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Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2

Wiley, J,
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Following the much acclaimed success of the first volume ofKey Topics in Conservation Biology, this entirely new secondvolume addresses an innovative array of key topics in contemporaryconservation biology. Written by an internationally renownedteam of authors, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 addsto the still topical foundations laid in the first volume(published in 2007) by exploring a further 25 cutting-edge issuesin modern biodiversity conservation, including controversialsubjects such as setting conservation priorities, balancing thefocus on species and ecosystems, and financial mechanisms to valuebiodiversity and pay for its conservation. Other chapters, settingthe framework for conservation, address the sociology andphilosophy of peoples' relation with Nature and its impact onhealth, and such challenging practical issues as wildlife trade andconflict between people and carnivores. As a new development, thissecond volume of Key Topics includes chapters on major ecosystems,such as forests, islands and both fresh and marine waters, alongwith case studies of the conservation of major taxa: plants,butterflies, birds and mammals. A further selection of topicsconsider how to safeguard the future through monitoring, reserveplanning, corridors and connectivity, together with approaches toreintroduction and re-wilding, along with managing wildlifedisease. A final chapter, by the editors, synthesises thinking onthe relationship between biodiversity conservation and humandevelopment.
Each topic is explored by a team of top international experts,assembled to bring their own cross-cutting knowledge to apenetrating synthesis of the issues from both theoretical andpractical perspectives.
The interdisciplinary nature of biodiversity conservation isreflected throughout the book. Each essay examines the fundamentalprinciples of the topic, the methodologies involved and, crucially,the human dimension. In this way, Key Topics in ConservationBiology 2, like its sister volume, Key Topics in ConservationBiology, embraces issues from cutting-edge ecological scienceto policy, environmental economics, governance, ethics, and thepractical issues of implementation.
Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 will, like itssister volume, be a valuable resource in universities and colleges,government departments, and conservation agencies. It is aimedparticularly at senior undergraduate and graduate students inconservation biology and wildlife management and wider ecologicaland environmental subjects, and those taking Masters degrees in anyfield relevant to conservation and the environment. Conservationpractitioners, policy-makers, and the wider general public eager tounderstand more about important environmental issues will also findthis book invaluable.

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Titel: Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2
Autoren/Herausgeber: David W. Macdonald, Katherine J. Willis (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118520192

Seitenzahl: 528
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

David W. Macdonald CBE FRSE is Professor of WildlifeConservation at the University of Oxford. Founder and Director ofOxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), and aFellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. In addition to hisconservation research, he is heavily involved in the practice andpolicy of conservation, and is also known through his films andbooks on wildlife.
Katherine J. Willis is the Tasso Leventis Professor ofBiodiversity at the University of Oxford, Director of the OxfordMartin School Biodiversity Institute (BIO) in the Department ofZoology, and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. She is also anadjunct Professor in Biology at the University of Bergen, Norway.Her work within the Biodiversity Institute falls under three keyresearch areas: biodiversity beyond protected areas; ecological andevolutionary processes responsible for biodiversity; andbiodiversity technologies. She is also heavily involved in thedevelopment of smartphone and web-based decision support tools tofacilitate the transfer of knowledge on biodiversity science andecosystem services into conservation, management and policy.

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