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Fundamentals of conservation biology

By: Hunter, Malcom L [... et al.]
Contributor(s): Gibs, James P
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New York Blackwell Publishing 2007Description: 497 p il. col. 26ISBN: 978-1-4051-3545-0Subject(s): Biología | Conservación | Biodiversidad | Gestión de ecosistemas | Extinción masiva | Degradación del ecosistema | ExplotaciónOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
pte.1. Biodiversity and its importance -- pte.2. Trheats to biodiversity -- pte.3. Maintaining biodiversity -- pte.4. The human factors
Summary: Offers a thorough introduction to the fascinating and important field of conservation biology, focusing on what can be done to maintain biodiversity through management of ecosystems and populations. Starting with a succinct look at conservation and biodiversity, this book progresses to contend with some of the subject's most complex topics, such as mass extinctions, ecosystem degradation, and over exploitation. Discusses social, political, and economic aspects of conservation biology. Thoroughly revised with over six hundred new references and web links to many of the organizations involved in conservation biology, striking photographs and maps.
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pte.1. Biodiversity and its importance -- pte.2. Trheats to biodiversity -- pte.3. Maintaining biodiversity -- pte.4. The human factors

Offers a thorough introduction to the fascinating and important field of conservation biology, focusing on what can be done to maintain biodiversity through management of ecosystems and populations. Starting with a succinct look at conservation and biodiversity, this book progresses to contend with some of the subject's most complex topics, such as mass extinctions, ecosystem degradation, and over exploitation. Discusses social, political, and economic aspects of conservation biology. Thoroughly revised with over six hundred new references and web links to many of the organizations involved in conservation biology, striking photographs and maps.

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