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Conservation Biology : Foundations, Concepts, Applications

Conservation Biology : Foundations, Concepts, Applications - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072397703

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ISBN13: 978-0072397703
ISBN10: 0072397705
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Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2003
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Conservation Biology : Foundations, Concepts, Applications - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072397703

Fred Van Vandyke

ISBN13: 978-0072397703
ISBN10: 0072397705
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

This first edition takes a contemporary, interdisciplinary approach to conservation biology and features vivid illustrations, an engaging writing style, and succinct coverage of the key principles governing conservation.
Conservation Biology focuses on the preservation of worldwide biodiversity through the conservation of habitats and restoration of ecosystems. This text is designed for undergraduates at the junior and senior level, especially those with strong backgrounds in biology. It assumes a basic knowledge of cellular, organismal, and ecosystem functions and characteristics, complemented by a basic understanding of reproductive biology, including the characteristics of DNA and its replication and mutation. It is designed for a one-semester course.

Features :

  • Chapter 2 covering Legal and Policy Foundations, and chapter 13 Professional Effectiveness and Future Directions in Conversation Biology, are both unique to this market.
  • The Van Dyke text emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach. Readers will appreciate balanced discussions of ecology, biology, and environmentalism.
  • Van Dyke sets itself apart from other Conservation Biology texts on the market with it's analytical approach and by focusing on applications.
  • Intellectual and analytical skills required for successful application of conservation biology to contemporary problems of conservation and preservation are stressed.
  • Author Fred Van Dyke has taught students for the past 16 years and recently accepted the position of the Professor of Biology at Wheaton College.
  • A main difference between this first edition and the competition is its emphasis on controlling ideas and their relationships to one another, and eventually, to the applications of conservation biology.
  • Each chapter focuses on the types of problems that conservation biology attempts to solve, not on every subject that conservation biology has ever addressed. The focus is changed from presenting information to solving problems.
  • Throughout the text, special insets will briefly present examples of how to apply conceptual and analytical skills for solving problems associated with each topic.
  • Section I identifies what conservation biology is about, how it originated, and the social, scientific, legal, and political sources that empower and challenge it.
  • Section II reviews the principal problems that conservation biologists attempt to solve.
  • Section III shows how the individual in general, and the student in particular, can take part in the process and work of conservation biology, how to make such work more effective, and how to apply intellectual and analytical skills to examples of particular problems in conservation biology.

Author Bio

Dyke, Fred Van : Wheaton College

Table of Contents

1 The History and Distinctions of Conservation Biology
2 The Legal Foundations of Conservation Biology
3 Values and Ethics in Conservation
4 Biodiversity: Concept, Measurement, and Challenge
5 The Historic and Foundational Paradigms of Conservation Biology
6 The Conservation of Genetic Diversity
7 The Conservation of Populations
8 The Conservation of Habitat and Landscape
9 The Conservation of Aquatic Systems
10 Ecosystem Management
11 Restoration Ecology
12 Conservation, Economics, and Sustainable Development
13 Professional Effectiveness and Future Directions in Conservation Biology

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