Applied Ecology and Human Dimensions in Biological Conservation

  • Luciano M. Verdade
  • Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge
  • Carlos I. Piña

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luciano M. Verdade, Carlos I. Piña, Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge
      Pages 3-17
    3. Daniel P. Faith, Laura J. Pollock
      Pages 35-52
    4. Luís Miguel Rosalino, Luciano M. Verdade, Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge
      Pages 53-71
    5. Kevin D. Lafferty
      Pages 73-89
    6. Luciano M. Verdade, Marli Penteado, Carla Gheler-Costa, Graziella Dotta, Luís Miguel Rosalino, Vânia Regina Pivello et al.
      Pages 91-102
  3. Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Francisco Palomares, Begoña Adrados
      Pages 105-116
    3. Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge, Carla Gheler-Costa, Carlos I. Piña, Luís Miguel Rosalino, Luciano M. Verdade
      Pages 133-147
    4. Marli Penteado, Wesley R. Silva, Luciano M. Verdade
      Pages 149-158
    5. Thiago S. Marques, Neliton R. F. Lara, Plínio B. Camargo, Luciano M. Verdade, Luiz A. Martinelli
      Pages 159-174
  4. Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. William E. Magnusson, Ben Lawson, Fabricio Baccaro, Carolina Volkmer de Castilho, J. Guy Castley, Flavia Costa et al.
      Pages 177-187
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-228

About this book


This book provides both the conceptual basis and technological tools that are necessary to identify and solve problems related to biodiversity governance. The authors discuss intriguing evolutionary questions, which involve the sometimes surprising adaptive capacity of certain organisms to dwell in altered and/or changing environments that apparently lost most of their structure and functionality. Space and time heterogeneities are considered in order to understand the patterns of distribution and abundance of species and the various processes that mold them. The book also discusses at which level—from genes to the landscape, including individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems—men should intervene in nature in order to prevent the loss of biodiversity.


Biodiversity Biological conservation Historical ecology Isotopic ecology Landsape ecology Long-term ecological studies Wildlife diet studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Luciano M. Verdade
    • 1
  • Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge
    • 2
  • Carlos I. Piña
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Energia Nuclear na AgriculturaUniversidade de São PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.Curso de Ciências BiológicasUniversidade de Santo AmaroSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Transferencia de Tecnología a la ProducciónCentro de Investigaciones Científicas yRiosArgentina

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