Conservation Biology for All

Paperback | January 24, 2010

EditorNavjot S. Sodhi, Paul R. Ehrlich

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Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely aspossible. Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered. Numerous textboxesdescribing additional relevant material or case studies are also included. The global biodiversity crisis is now unstoppable; what can be saved in the developing world will require an educated constituency in both the developing and developed world. Habitat loss is particularly acute in developing countries, which is of special concern because it tends to be theselocations where the greatest species diversity and richest centres of endemism are to be found. Sadly, developing world conservation scientists have found it difficult to access an authoritative textbook, which is particularly ironic since it is these countries where the potential benefits ofknowledge application are greatest. There is now an urgent need to educate the next generation of scientists in developing countries, so that they are in a better position to protect their natural resources.

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Conservation Biology for All provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely aspossible. Important topics such as balancing conv...

Navjot S. Sodhi is currently a Professor of Conservation Ecology at the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). He has been studying the effects of rain forest loss and degradation on Southeast Asian fauna and flora for over 13 years. He has published over 100 scientific pa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199554242

ISBN - 13:9780199554249

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Navjot S. Sodhi and Paul R. Ehrlich: Introduction1. Curt Meine: Conservation Biology: Past and Present2. Kevin J. Gaston: Biodiversity3. Cagan H. Sekercioglu: Ecosystem Functions and Services4. William F. Laurance: Habitat Destruction: Death of a Thousand Cuts5. Andrew F. Bennett and Denis A. Saunders: Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change6. Carlos A. Peres: Overharvesting7. Daniel Simberloff: Invasive Species8. Thomas E. Lovejoy: Climate Change9. David M. J. S. Bowman and Brett P. Murphy: Fire and Biodiversity10. Stuart L. Pimm and Clinton N. Jenkins: Extinctions and the Practice of Preventing Them11. Thomas Brooks: Conservation Planning and Priorities12. David Wilcove: Endangered Species Management: The US Experience13. Lian Pin Koh and Toby A. Gardner: Conservation in Human-Modified Landscapes14. C. Anne Claus, Kai M. A. Chan, and Terre Satterfield: The Roles of People in Conservation15. Madhu Rao and Joshua Ginsberg: From Conservation Theory to Practice: Crossing the Divide16. Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook: The Conservation Biologist's Toolbox - Principles for the Design and Analysis of Conservation StudiesIndex