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Fundamentals of Conservation Biology

Hunter, Malcolm L. / Gibbs, James P. / Popescu, Viorel D.


4. Auflage März 2021
672 Seiten, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-14416-8
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"This book is about hope in the face of forces that would degrade our world. This book is about the rich tapestry of life that shares our world now and about how we can maintain it, sometimes in places that we protect and set aside, more often in places where we share the lands and waters with a wide range of other species."

For more than 30 years, Fundamentals of Conservation Biology has been a valued mainstay of the literature, serving both to introduce new students to this ever-changing topic, and to provide an essential resource for academics and researchers working in the discipline. In the decade since the publication of the third edition, concerns about humanity's efforts to conserve the natural world have only grown deeper, as new threats to biodiversity continue to emerge.

This fourth edition has taken into account a vast new literature, and boasts nearly a thousand new references as a result. By embracing new theory and practice and documenting many examples of both conservation successes and the hard lessons of real-world "wicked" environmental problems, Fundamentals of Conservation Biology remains a vital resource for biologists, conservationists, ecologists, environmentalists, and others.


1. Conservation and Conservation Biology

2. What is Biodiversity?

3. Species Diversity

4. Ecosystem Diversity

5. Genetic Diversity

6. Global Change: Past and Future

7. Extinction Processes

8. Ecosystem Degradation and Loss

9. Overexploitation

10. Exotic Species

11. Protecting Ecosystems

12. Sustaining Ecosystems

13. Managing Populations

14. Conservation near people

15. Social Factors

16. Economics

17. Taking action


Literature cited and author index

Species index

Subject index
Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr. is the Libra Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Maine and the former President of the Society for Conservation Biology.

James P. Gibbs is Distinguished Professor of Conservation Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Conservation Scientist at the Galapagos Conservancy.

Viorel D. Popescu is Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology at Ohio University, Athens and Research Associate at University of Bucharest's Center for Environmental Research, Romania.

M. L. Hunter, University of Maine; J. P. Gibbs, State University of New York