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Principles of Conservation Biology (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780878935970

Martha J. Groom; Gary K. Meffe; C.Ronald Carroll
779 ページ
155 x 235 mm

Principles of Conservation Biology, third edition is a complete revision of the most comprehensive textbook on conservation biology. First published in 1994 the book is richly praised by reviewers, teachers, and students alike. Written by leading experts in the field, it is intended for use in conservation biology courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as by researchers and practitioners. The text introduces the major themes and concepts of the diverse and dynamic field of conservation biology. The biological and social underpinnings of conservation problems and potential solutions are interwoven throughout the book. Guest essays and case studies provide a diversity of perspectives and real-world examples add insight and provoke discussion. The third edition features a wholly revised organization, emphasizing both analyzes of different categories of threat and approaches to conservation. Coverage has been expanded to emphasize both terrestrial and marine conservation issues, and efforts in the US and across the globe. The book is richly illustrated, and chapters are complemented with annotated reading lists and questions designed to stimulate thought and class discussions.


Unit 1: Conceptual Foundations for Conservation Biology
1 What Is Conservation Biology?
2 Global Biodiversity
3 Threats to Biodiversity
4 Conservation Values and Ethics
5 Ecological Economics and Nature Conservation
Unit 2: Focus on Primary Threats to Biodiversity
6 Habitat Degradation and Loss
7 Habitat Fragmentation
8 Overexploitation
9 Species Invasions
10 Biological Impacts of Climate Change
11 Conservation Genetics
Unit 3: Approaches to Solving Conservation Problems
12 Species and Landscape Approaches to Conservation
13 Ecosystem Approaches to Conservation
14 Protected Areas
15 Restoration of Damaged Ecosystems and Endangered Populations
16 Sustainable Development
17 The Integration of Conservation Science and Policy
18 Meeting Conservation Challenges in the Twenty-First Century


Martha J. Groom is an Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program at the University of Washington, Bothell and the Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle. She teaches conservation biology, ecology, landscape planning and topical courses on science, policy, and society. She has won several teaching awards. Her research focuses on the influences of fragmentation and landscape context on species persistence.; Gary K. Meffe is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. He is senior author of Ecosystem Management: Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation, coauthor of Conserving Biodiversity on Military Lands: A Handbook for Natural Resources Managers, and coeditor of Ecology and Evolution of Livebearing Fishes. Since 1997 he has served as Editor of the international journal Conservation Biology.; C. Ronald Carroll is the former Director of the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia and currently the Director for Science in the River Basin Science and Policy Center at the University of Georgia. He is the series editor for the newly initiated Southern Environment Series of the UGA Press. He teaches conservation ecology and conducts research on invasive species in the southeastern United States. He is also engaged in a large conservation and sustainable development project in Ecuador known as the Choco-Andean Corridor Project. The project is located in northwestern Ecuador and embraces two globally significant hotspots of biological diversity, the Choco and the Western Andean slopes.