About this book
Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his experience as a conservation biologist, college teacher, and successful textbook author, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an invaluable resource for students in conservation around the globe.
Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics. In addition to rigorous examination of the scientific theory supporting conservation biology and its applications, this unique book includes a number of features which set it apart from others. These include its chapters on aquatic conservation, landscape ecology, and ecosystem management, and its direct explanation and invitation to students on how to enter the work of conservation as a professional and personal vocation.
Aimed primarily at undergraduates studying courses in conservation and conservation biology, this book will also be useful to practicing conservationists and natural resource managers.
- Book Title Conservation Biology
- Book Subtitle Foundations, Concepts, Applications
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6891-1
- Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-6890-4
- Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-7753-0
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-6891-1
- Edition Number 2
- Number of Pages XXX, 478
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
- Additional Information Originally published by McGraw Hill, New York, 2002
Community & Population Ecology
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From the reviews of the second edition:
"This book … give a unified approach to an interdisciplinary subject, discussing the historical, ethical, economical, and ecological basis of conservation biology. … The overall mission of the textbook to provide undergraduates with a stimulating and accessible text is executed with great success. … it finds a wide readership and is present in libraries of colleges and research institutes." (Mark Young, British Ecological Society, Vol. 39 (4), 2008)