Conservation Biology

For the Coming Decade

  • Peggy L. Fiedler
  • Peter M. Kareiva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Saving Species Through Population Biology and Viability Analyses: A Morass of Math, Myth, and Mistakes?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Peggy L. Fiedler, B. E. Knapp, Nancy Fredricks
      Pages 28-48
    3. Lauri K. Freidenburg
      Pages 66-79
  3. Broad Brushes And Taxonomic Tours: Summaries Of The State Of The Natural World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-111
    2. Mary H. Ruckelshaus, Cynthia G. Hays
      Pages 112-156
    3. Ted J. Case, Douglas T. Bolger, Adam D. Richman
      Pages 157-186
    4. Robert A. Leidy, Peter B. Moyle
      Pages 187-227
  4. Habitat Degradation and Ecological Restoration: Hubris, Hegemony, and Healing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-282
    2. Ingrid M. Parker, Sarah H. Reichard
      Pages 283-305
    3. Mike Maunder, Alastair Culham, Clare Hankamer
      Pages 317-344
  5. When Conservation Meets the Real World of Economics, Politics, and Tradeoffs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-383
    2. David Pearce, Dominic Moran
      Pages 384-409
    3. Miguel A. Pascual, José M. Orensanz, Ana M. Parma, Sergio L. Saba
      Pages 410-425
    4. C. Ron Carroll, Anne M. Dix, James S. Kettler
      Pages 426-436
  6. New Technologies and Novel Perspectives for the Next Generation of Conservation Biology

  7. A Retrospective “Gap Analysis“

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 509-509
    2. Peggy L. Fiedler, Peter M. Kareiva
      Pages 510-514
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 515-533

About this book


Refecting what a new generation of conservation biologists is doing and thinking, this vital and far ranging second edition explores where conservation biology is heading. It challenges many conventions of conservation biology by exposing certain weaknesses of widely accepted principles. Combining contributions from both the school and the new breed of conservation biologists, this insightful text focuses primarily on topics the are integral to the daily activities of conservation biologists. Several chapters address ecosystem restoration and biotic invasions as well as the the mechanics of population viability analyses, which are now a routine facet of conservation efforts. A case history approach is implemented throughout the book, with the use of practical real-world examples. Furthermore, an in-depth look at quantitative analyses is presented, allowing for models and mathematical analyses to pinpoint limitations in existing data and guide research toward those aspects of biology that are most likely to be critical to the dynamics of a species or an ecosystem.


biology conservation biology ecosystem population biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peggy L. Fiedler
    • 1
  • Peter M. Kareiva
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologySan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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