Practical Conservation Biology

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Csiro Publishing, 2005 - Science - 609 pages
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Practical Conservation Biology covers the complete array of topics that are central to conservation biology and natural resource management, thus providing the essential framework for under-graduate and post-graduate courses in these subject areas. Written by two of the world's leading environment experts, it is a "must have" reference for environment professionals in government, non-government and industry sectors.

The book reflects the latest thinking on key topics such as extinction risks, losses of genetic variability, threatening processes, fire effects, landscape fragmentation, habitat loss and vegetation clearing, reserve design, sustainable harvesting of natural populations, population viability analysis, risk assessment, conservation biology policy, human population growth and its impacts on biodiversity.

Practical Conservation Biology deals primarily with the Australian context but also includes many overseas case studies. The book is the most comprehensive assessment of conservation topics in Australia and one of the most comprehensive worldwide.
  

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Contents

General introduction
1
Principles for conservation
5
1 Why conserve?
7
2 What should be conserved?
27
classification of threat
57
4 Protected areas offreserve conservation and managed populations
87
Impacts
121
5 Changes in the physical environment
123
Methods of analysis
335
13 Measuring managing and using genetic variation
337
14 Measuring diversity
357
15 Identifying habitat
367
16 Reserve design
385
17 Monitoring assessment and indicators
401
18 Risk assessment
425
Management principles for conservation
449

6 Loss of genetic diversity populations and species
147
7 Changes in species distributions and abundances
167
8 Harvesting natural populations
205
9 Vegetation loss and degradation
229
10 Landscapes and habitat fragmentation
255
11 Fire and biodiversity
293
12 Demands of the human population
319
19 Sustainability and management
451
Taxonomic names
469
Glossary
477
Bibliography
497
Index
601
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David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at The Australian National University. He has published 31 other books as well as over 760 scientific publications, several of which have addressed issues associated with ecological and biodiversity monitoring. He has worked on Australian biodiversity for more than 25 years and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science.

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