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Tropical Conservation Biology. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2177027
  • Book
  • November 2007
  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This introductory textbook examines diminishing terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the tropics, covering a broad range of topics including the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animal survival.
  • Includes case studies and interviews with prominent conservation scientists to help situate key concepts in a real world context
  • Covers a broad range of topics including: the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animal survival
  • Highlights conservation successes in the region, and emphasizes the need to integrate social issues, such as human hunger, into a tangible conservation plan
  • Documents the current state of the field as it looks for ways to predict future outcomes and lessen human impact

“Sodhi et al. have done a masterful job of compiling a great deal of literature from around the tropical realm, and they have laid out the book in a fruitful and straightforward manner…I plan to use it as a reference and as supplemental reading for several courses and I would encourage others to do the same.” Ecology, 90(4), 2009, pp. 1144–1145

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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

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.

References.

Index

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Navjot S. Sodhi National University of Singapore.

Barry W. Brook University of Adelaide.

Corey J. A. Bradshaw University of Adelaide, Australia.
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