ISBN 9780865420298,Fundamentals of Conservation Biology

Fundamentals of Conservation Biology



Blackwell Publishing

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780865420298

ISBN-10 0865420297


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 576 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

The conservation of biodiversity is one of the most important issues facing ecologists today. In this update of the highly successful first edition, Malcolm Hunter introduces students and professionals to the fascinating and important field of conservation biology, the applied science dealing with the maintenance of the earth's biological diversity.
Fundamentals of Conservation Biology 2e focuses on what can be done to maintain biodiversity through management of ecosystems and populations. Starting with a succinct look at what conservation and biodiversity really mean and progressing to more complex topics such as mass extinctions, habitat degradation and over exploitation, Hunter creates a context in which the principles of conservation biology can be readily understood. Discussions of the social, political and economic aspects of conservation biology issues are interwoven throughout the text and addressed independently in their own chapters. The new edition has been thoroughly revised with hundreds of new references and web links to many of the organizations involved in conservation biology.

Case studies - real world examples give meaning to the concepts that students are learning.
Updated pedagogical program - the second edtion includes a glossary of key terms, questions for discussion and links to websites.
Multi-disciplinary approach - social, political and economic aspects of conservation biology are integrated throughout the book to give students a broad perspective of the subject.