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    Practical Conservation Biology
    Author: Mark Burgman, David Lindenmayer




    Pages:
    624
    Publisher: --
    Edition:
    2006
    Language:
    English
    ISBN:
    978-0643090897

    Description

    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.

    CONTENTS:


    PART I: PRINCIPLES FOR CONSERVATION
    Why conserve?
    What should be conserved?
    Conservation status: classification of threat
    Protected areas, off-reserve conservation and managed populations

    PART II: IMPACTS
    Changes in the physical environment
    Loss of genetic diversity, populations and species
    Changes in species distributions and abundances
    Harvesting natural populations
    Vegetation loss and degradation
    Landscapes and habitat fragmentation
    Fire and biodiversity
    Demands of the human population

    PART III: METHODS OF ANALYSIS
    Measuring, managing and using genetic variation
    Measuring diversity
    Identifying habitat
    Reserve design
    Monitoring, assessment and indicators
    Risk assessment

    PART IV: MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR CONSERVATION
    Sustainability and management

    Appendix I: Taxonomic names
    Appendix II: Glossary
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