Practical Conservation Biology covers the complete array of topics that are central to conservation biology and natural resource management, thus providing the essential framework for under-graduate and post-graduate courses in these subject areas. Written by two of the world’s leading environment experts, it is a "must have" reference for environment professionals in government, non-government and industry sectors.
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.
Practical Conservation Biology deals primarily with the Australian context but also includes many overseas case studies. The book is the most comprehensive assessment of conservation topics in Australia and one of the most comprehensive worldwide.
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Mark Burgman is Professor in Environmental Science at the School of Botany, University of Melbourne. He is an ecologist known for his work on ecological modelling, monitoring programs, conservation biology, and risk assessment. He has worked on a broad range of species and ecological systems in a range of settings including marine fisheries, forestry, electrical power utilities, mining, and waste treatment and worked as a consultant ecologist and research scientist in Australia, the United States and Switzerland before joining the University of Melbourne. He acts on scientific advisory panels for several environmental institutions and has published seven books and over 150 research papers, reviewed reports and commentaries.
David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at The Australian National University. He has published 31 other books as well as over 760 scientific publications, several of which have addressed issues associated with ecological and biodiversity monitoring. He has worked on Australian biodiversity for more than 25 years and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science.
"Although Practical Conservation Biology is written with the advanced undergraduate reader in mind, it would also prove a valuable reference for the postgraduate student or researcher setting foot on unfamiliar soil. One would certainly expect to see it on university booklists Australia wide, and remain so for many years to come."
"It provides a comprehensive overview and attempts to cut through the mass of ecological detail and distil out the most important ideas and applications for current conservation management issues in Australia. This book is a significant improvement on the previous edition and it is hoped that future editions will be created based on continuing developments in conservation biology science."
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Book Description CSIRO Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110643090894
Book Description CSIRO Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0643090894