By David Macdonald, Katrina Service

This crucial new ebook addresses key issues in modern conservation biology. Written via an across the world popular workforce of authors, Key subject matters in Conservation Biology explores state of the art concerns in glossy biodiversity conservation, together with arguable matters reminiscent of rarity and prioritization, clash among humans and natural world, the human element of conservation, the relevance of animal welfare, and the function of nongovernment companies. Key themes additionally tackles the administration of natural world ailments, and examines the influence of bushmeat extraction and the position of searching within the conservationist's toolbox. different essays discover easy instruments of conservation biology, comparable to computing device modeling, conservation genetics, metapopulation procedures, and the inventive use of hi-tech gear. every one subject is explored by means of 3 most sensible foreign specialists, assembled to deliver their cross-cutting wisdom to a penetrating synthesis of the problems from either theoretical and useful views. The interdisciplinary nature of biodiversity conservation is mirrored in the course of the ebook. every one essay examines the basic ideas of the subject, the methodologies concerned and, crucially, the human size. during this means, Key issues in Conservation Biology embraces the problems from state of the art ecological technology to coverage, environmental economics, governance, ethics, and the sensible problems with implementation. Key subject matters in Conservation Biology can be a invaluable source in universities and schools, govt departments, and conservation businesses. it really is aimed relatively at senior undergraduate and graduate scholars in conservation biology and flora and fauna administration, and people taking Masters levels in any box correct to conservation. Conservation practitioners, policy-makers, and the broader normal public desirous to comprehend extra approximately very important environmental concerns also will locate this e-book valuable.

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