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Kareiva, Peter M., 1951-
Conservation science : balancing the needs of people and nature / Peter Kareiva & Michelle Marvier
Greenwood Village, Colo. : Roberts and Co., c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QH75 .K375 2011    AVAILABLE
A gift in memory of Consuelo Elizabeth Ramos de Villegas from Barbara Kriigel, 2013
Subject(s) Conservation biology
Nature -- Effect of human beings on
Physical Description xxix, 543 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part I. Why conservation is needed -- 1. Humans are the dominant ecological force -- 2. Biodiversity and extinction -- 3. Ecosystem services: how nature pays for itself -- Part II. Policy, protected areas, and planning -- 4. Policy responses to biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation -- 5. Conservation in protected areas and on private land -- 6. Conservation planning and priorities Part III. How science informs conservation strategies -- 7. The perils of small populations -- 8. Population size, trend, and viability -- 9. Assessing threats and choosing conservation actions -- 10. Islands of nature and the role of dispersal -- 11. Restoration and reintroduction: fixing problems after the fact -- 12. Adaptive management and evidence-based conservation -- Part IV. Conservation challenges in a world shaped by humans -- 13. Reversing global deforestation and forest degradation -- 14. Balancing agriculture and conservation -- 15. Building sustainable marine fisheries -- 16. Managing fresh water for people and nature -- 17. Getting practical about introduced species -- 18. Climate change on a global scale -- 19. Making conservation a success story
Summary "Conservation Science was primarily written for undergraduates and beginning graduate students who are interested either in academic careers or in doing science-based conservation at government agencies, non-governmental organizations, or international institutions. It will also be of interest to those already involved in conservation who want to bolster their understanding of the field. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the science that drives conservation policy and action."--Publisher's description
NOTE 516003
Gift from Barbara Kriigel in memory of Consuelo Elizabeth Ramos de Villegas, 2013
Alternate Author Marvier, Michelle
Library donation, 2013

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