Tropical Conservation Biology is the first teaching textbook to examine the broad spectrum of conservation issues as they relate specifically to terrestrial and aquatic habitats of the tropics. The book has been written for senior undergraduate and graduate students, scientists, and managers with an interest in tropical habitat conservation and management.
The book also includes short biographies of some of the world’s most eminent conservation scientists followed by a brief set of questions and answers that focus on some of the most pertinent and pressing issues in tropical conservation biology today. It is hoped that current students will benefit from the knowledge and be inspired by the passion of these renowned biologists.
1. Diminishing habitats in regions of high biodiversity.
2. Invaluable losses.
3. Broken homes: tropical biotas in fragmented landscapes.
4. Burning down the house.
5. Alien invaders.
6. Human uses and abuses of tropical biodiversity.
7. Threats in three dimensions: tropical aquatic conservation.
8. Climate change: feeling the tropical heat.
9. Lost without a trace: the tropical extinction crisis.
10. Lights at the end of the tunnel: conservation options and challenges.
"It is simply a good, detailed, and up–to–date book that belongs on the shelves of scholars in tropical biology, ecology, conservation biology, and the environmental sciences.” (Ecology, April 2009)
"This is the most up–to–date and informative reference on the wrongs of conservation of biodiversity in the tropics." (Environmental Conservation, December 2008)