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Title Conservation biology : research priorities for the next decade / edited by Michael E. Soule and Gordon H. Orians
Published Washington, DC : Island Press, 2001


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 W'BOOL  333.9516 Sou/Cbr  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction / Gordon H. Orians and Michael E. Soulé -- 2. Assessment and Management of Species at Risk / Georgina M. Mace, Jonathan E. M. Baillie, Steven R. Beissinger, and Kent H. Redford -- 3. Human Alteration of Food Webs: Research Priorities for Conservation and Management / Fiorenza Micheli, Gary A. Polis, P Dee Boersma, Mark A. Hixon, Elliott A. Norse, Paul V. R. Snelgrove, and Michael E. Soulé -- 4. Exotic Species and Conservation: Research Needs / Carla D'Antonio, Laura A. Meyerson, and Julie S. Denslow -- 5. Habitat Fragmentation: Consequences, Management, and Future Research Priorities / Kendi E Davies, Claude Gascon, and Chris R. Margules -- 6. Conservation Priorities for Soil and Sediment Invertebrates 99 Diana H. Wall, Paul V. R. Snelgrove, and Alan P Covich -- 7. Oceans at Risk: Research Priorities in Marine Conservation Biology / Mark A. Hixon, P Dee Boersma, Malcolm L. Hunter Jr., Fiorenza Micheli, Elliott A. Norse, Hugh P Possingham, and Paul V. R. Snelgrove -- 8. Conservation Biology and the Health Sciences: Defining the Research Priorities of Conservation Medicine / Gary M. Tabor, Richard S. Ostfeld, Mary Poss, Andrew P Dobson, and A. Alonso Aguirre -- 9. Global Environmental Change: Effects on Biodiversity / William H. Schlesinger, James S. Clark, Jacqueline E. Mohan, and Chantal D. Reid -- 10. Making Smart Conservation Decisions / Hugh P. Possingham, S. J. Andelman, B. R. Noon, S. Trombulak, and H. R. Pulliam -- 11. Ecological Restoration: A Key to Conservation Biology's Future / James A. MacMahon and Karen D. Holl -- 12. Conservation Biology Research: Its Challenges and Contexts / Michael E. Souland Gordon H
Summary One of the fastest growing scientific disciplines in recent history is conservation biology. A response of the scientific community to the massive environmental changes taking place on Earth, its goal is to enable society to anticipate, prevent, and reduce ecological damage, and to generate the scientific information from which effective conservation strategies and policies can be designed and implemented. In 1989, the Society for Conservation Biology and Island Press produced Research Priorities for Conservation Biology, a slim volume that set forth the findings of experts who had gathered to outline research needs for the near future, and which served as a guidepost for the field throughout the 1990s. In January 2000, leaders of the Society for Conservation Biology convened a similar group to reach consensus on where the field now stands and to determine the major, compelling research priorities for the next decade. Conservation Biology: Research Priorities for the Next Decade presents the results of that gathering
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Conservation biology -- Research.
Author Orians, Gordon H.
Soulé, Michael E.
LC no. 2001003355
ISBN 1559638680 cloth alkaline paper
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