Practical Conservation Biology
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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Principles for conservation
1 Why conserve?
2 What should be conserved?
classification of threat
4 Protected areas offreserve conservation and managed populations
5 Changes in the physical environment
Methods of analysis
13 Measuring managing and using genetic variation
14 Measuring diversity
15 Identifying habitat
16 Reserve design
17 Monitoring assessment and indicators
18 Risk assessment
Management principles for conservation
6 Loss of genetic diversity populations and species
7 Changes in species distributions and abundances
8 Harvesting natural populations
9 Vegetation loss and degradation
10 Landscapes and habitat fragmentation
11 Fire and biodiversity
12 Demands of the human population
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