|aKey topics in conservation biology 2 /|cedited by David W. Macdonald, Katherine J. Willis.
|aChichester, West Sussex, UK :|bJohn Wiley & Sons|c2013.
|axvi, 510 p. :|bill., maps ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aConservation priorities : identifying need, taking action and evaluating success / Andrew S. Pullin, William Sutherland, Toby Gardner, Valerie Kapos and John E. Fa -- Levels of approach : on the appropriate scales for conservation interventions and planning / Jonathan E.M. Baillie, David Raffaelli and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri -- Five paradigms of collective action underlying the human dimension of conservation / Laurent Mermet, Katherine Homewood, Andrew Dobson and Raphaël Billé -- Economic instruments for nature conservation / Christopher B. Barrett, Erwin H. Bulte, Paul Ferraro and Sven Wunder -- Tackling unsustainable wildlife trade / Adam J. Dutton, Brian Gratwicke, Cameron Hepburn, Emilio A. Herrera and David W. Macdonald -- Leadership and listening : inspiration for conservation mission and advocacy / Andrew Gosler, Shonil Bhagwat, Stuart Harrop, Mark Bonta and Sonia Tidemann -- The human dimension in addressing conflict with large carnivores / Amy Dickman, Silvio Marchini and Michael Manfredo -- Citizen science and nature conservation / Jonathan Silvertown, Christina D. Buesching, Susan K. Jacobson and Tony Rebelo -- Nature as a source of health and well-being : is this an ecosystem service that could pay for conserving biodiversity? / Joelene Hughes, Jules Pretty and David W. Macdonald -- Ocean conservation : current challenges and future opportunities / Alex D. Rogers, Dan Laffoley, Nick Polunin and Derek P. Tittensor -- Lost in muddy waters : freshwater biodiversity / Nic Pacini, David M. Harper, Peter Henderson and Tom Le Quesne -- Habitat case studies : islands / Carolyn King, Mark Lomolino, Gary Roemer and Brendan Godley -- Conservation of tropical forests : maintaining ecological integrity and resilience / Owen T. Lewis, Robert M. Ewers, Margaret D. Lowman and Yadvinder Malhi -- A global perspective on conserving butterflies and moths and their habitats / Thomas Merckx, Blanca Huertas, Yves Basset and Jeremy Thomas -- Bird conservation in tropical ecosystems : challenges and opportunities / Joseph A. Tobias, Çağan H. Şekercioğlu and F. Hernan Vargas -- Conserving large mammals : are they a special case? / David W. Macdonald, Luigi Boitani, Eric Dinerstein, Hervé Fritz and Richard Wrangham -- Plant conservation : the seeds of success / Timothy Walker, Stephen A. Harris and Kingsley W. Dixon -- The 'why', 'what' and 'how' of monitoring for conservation / Julia P.G. Jones, Gregory P. Asner, Stuart H.M. Butchart and K. Ullas Karanth -- Effective conservation depends upon understanding human behaviour / Freya A.V. St. John, Aidan M. Keane and Eleanor J. Milner-Gulland -- Designing effective solutions to conservation planning problems / Andrew T. Knight, Ana S.L. Rodrigues, Niels Strange, Tom Tew and Kerrie A. Wilson -- Biological corridors and connectivity / Samuel A. Cushman, Brad McRae, Frank Adriaensen, Paul Beier, Mark Shirley and Kathy Zeller -- Righting past wrongs and ensuring the future : challenges and opportunities for effective reintroductions amidst a biodiversity crisis / Axel Moehrenschlager, Debra M. Shier, Tom P. Moorhouse and Mark R. Stanley Price -- Rewilding / Chris Sandom, C. Josh Donlan, Jens-Christian Svenning and Dennis Hansen -- Disease control / Peter D. Walsh -- Elephants in the room : tough choices for a maturing discipline / David W. Macdonald and Katherine J. Willis.
內容簡介top Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 簡介 Following the much acclaimed success of the first volume of Key Topics in Conservation Biology, this entirely new second volume addresses an innovative array of key topics in contemporary conservation biology. Written by an internationally renowned team of authors, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 adds to the still topical foundations laid in the first volume (published in 2007) by exploring a further 25 cutting-edge issues in modern biodiversity conservation, including controversial subjects such as setting conservation priorities, balancing the focus on species and ecosystems, and financial mechanisms to value biodiversity and pay for its conservation. Other chapters, setting the framework for conservation, address the sociology and philosophy of peoples?relation with Nature and its impact on health, and such challenging practical issues as wildlife trade and conflict between people and carnivores. As a new development, this second volume of Key Topics includes chapters on major ecosystems, such as forests, islands and both fresh and marine waters, along with case studies of the conservation of major taxa: plants, butterflies, birds and mammals. A further selection of topics consider how to safeguard the future through monitoring, reserve planning, corridors and connectivity, together with approaches to reintroduction and re-wilding, along with managing wildlife disease. A final chapter, by the editors, synthesises thinking on the relationship between biodiversity conservation and human development.Each topic is explored by a team of top international experts, assembled to bring their own cross-cutting knowledge to a penetrating synthesis of the issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives.The interdisciplinary nature of biodiversity conservation is reflected throughout the book. Each essay examines the fundamental principles of the topic, the methodologies involved and, crucially, the human dimension. In this way, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2, like its sister volume, Key Topics in Conservation Biology, embraces issues from cutting-edge ecological science to policy, environmental economics, governance, ethics, and the practical issues of implementation.Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 will, like its sister volume, be a valuable resource in universities and colleges, government departments, and conservation agencies. It is aimed particularly at senior undergraduate and graduate students in conservation biology and wildlife management and wider ecological and environmental subjects, and those taking Masters degrees in any field relevant to conservation and the environment. Conservation practitioners, policy-makers, and the wider general public eager to understand more about important environmental issues will also find this book invaluable.