SECTION 1: ROOTS, RELEVANCE, AIMS, AND VALUES
1 The roots of conservation biogeography (Robert J. Whittaker and Richard J. Ladle).
2 Social values and conservation biogeography (Richard J. Ladle, Paul Jepson and Lindsey Gillson).
3 Base–lines, patterns and process (Lindsey Gillson, Richard J. Ladle and Miguel B. Araújo).
SECTION 2: THE DISTRIBUTION OF DIVERSITY: CHALLENGES AND APPLICATIONS
4 Basic biogeography: estimating biodiversity and mapping nature (Brett R. Riddle, Richard J. Ladle, Sara Lourie, Robert J. Whittaker).
5 The shaping of the global protected area estate (Paul Jepson, Robert J. Whittaker & Sara Lourie).
6 Systematic conservation planning: past, present, and future (James E.M. Watson, Hedley S. Grantham, Kerrie A. Wilson and Hugh P. Possingham).
SECTION 3: CONSERVATION PLANNING IN A CHANGING WORLD
7 Planning for persistence in a changing world (Richard A. Fuller, Richard J. Ladle, Robert J. Whittaker & Hugh P. Possingham
8 Applied island biogeography (Kostas A. Triantis and Shonil A. Bhagwat).
9 Biological invasions and the homogenization of faunas and floras (Julian D. Olden, Julie L. Lockwood, and Catherine L. Parr).
SECTION 4: FUTURE DIRECTIONS
10 Prospects and challenges (Richard J. Ladle & Robert J. Whittaker).
Glossary of Terms.
In all of these respects, this volume succeeds admirably, and deserves a place of prominence in any conservation biologist s perspective on how to advance our field. (The Quarterly Review of Biology, 1 June 2013)
With a glossary and references, this book will be very useful for students. (Mammalia, 1 January 2013)
The entire collection certainly has a distinctive and unique niche among ecological texts. It is aimed at a postgraduate market and is most likely to be used by conservationists and planners who daily face the problems with which these essays deal. (Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 1 June 2012)Ladle, Whittaker, and their contributors have provided a volume that is informative, engaging, and respectful of the many scientists, naturalists, and practitioners who work and philosophies inform contemporary biogeographic research and its application. (Ecology, 1 March 2012)
"This book represent a nice, clear presentation of conservation biogeography from the perspective of ecological biogeography ... We sincerely congratulate the editors and we believe that this book represents a gateway to a new vision of conservation." (Biological Conservation Reviewers, 2011)
"Conservation Biogeography provides an exceptionally well–done introduction to, and status report of, an emerging field of inquiry. . . Summing Up: Essential. All readership levels." (Choice, 1 September 2011)