Principles of Conservation Biology
Martha Jane Groom, Gary K. Meffe, Carl Ronald Carroll
Sinauer Associates, Incorporated, 2006 - Nature - 779 pages
Principles of Conservation Biology, Third Edition is a complete revision of the most comprehensive textbook on conservation biology. Written by leading experts in the field, it is intended for use in conservation biology courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as by researchers and practitioners. It assumes a basic background in biology and ecology. The text introduces the major themes and concepts of the diverse and dynamic field of conservation biology. The biological and social underpinnings of conservation problems and potential solutions are interwoven throughout the text, which is divided into 4 sections: foundations of the field, threats to biodiversity, contexts for conservation, and practical applications of conservation biology in a real and complex world. Guest essays and case studies provide a diversity of perspectives and real-world examples that add insight and provoke discussion. The Third Edition features a wholly revised organization, emphasising both analyses of different categories of threat and approaches to conservation. Coverage has been expanded to emphasise both terrestrial and marine conservation issues, and efforts in the US and across the globe. The book is richly illustrated, and concludes with an extensive glossary of useful terms and a large bibliography that has proved a valuable reference for students and researchers.