10 edition of Human Exploitation and Biodiversity Conservation (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation) found in the catalog.
June 27, 2007 by Springer .
Written in English
|Contributions||David L. Hawksworth (Editor), Alan T. Bull (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||514|
Collectively they provide a snap-shot of the types of studies and actions being taken in vertebrate conservation — topical examples that will make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. This significant percentage loss is of great importance to national policymakers in Burundi, but actual deforestation rates of 15, ha per year were much lower than in other parts of the world and therefore are less important from a global perspective. Bajracharya et al. Because of the loss of the top predator, a dramatic increase in their prey species can occur.
This negative impact on native species is sometimes masked by an increase in species richness. To achieve this, sound conservation practice has to be recognized as beneficial and implemented by all who access, or use it — from subsistence farmers to skiers and pharmaceutical bioprospectors. Overexploitation of groundwater from an aquifer can result in a peak water curve. To mitigate these problems, direct preventive measures are needed in addition to increases in connectivity, area-to-perimeter ratios, buffer zones, and improvements to the matrix around existing reserves Gascon et al. Book News, Inc.
The implementation of these efforts is an important step in translating science into effective conservation action. Gene Helfman brings together available knowledge on the decline and restoration of freshwater and marine fishes, providing ecologically sound answers to biodiversity declines as well as to fishery management problems at the subsistence, recreational, and commercial levels. Landscape-scale strategies must use research on a broad base of ecosystems, species, and populations. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book: considers the value of preserving aquatic biodiversity offers an overview of imperiled fishes on a taxonomic and geographic basis presents a synthesis of common characteristics of imperiled fishes and their habitats details anthropogenic causes of decline examines human exploitation issues addresses ethical questions surrounding exploitation of fishes The final chapter integrates topics and evaluates prospects for arresting declines, emphasizing the application of evolutionary and ecological principles in light of projected trends. Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc.
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The results show that the problem of biodiversity loss lies less in the erosion of the genetic library than in the effect it has on the range of environmental conditions under which ecosystems can continue to function; that loss of biodiversity implies loss of ecosystem resilience, and thus poses problems for policy wherever it occurs; and that solutions should be sought more in reform of local institutions and local policies than in international institutions and transfer systems established to address the threat to the global genetic library.
This book gathers together a wide range of contributions addressing diverse aspects of front-line human involvement in biodiversity exploitation and conservation. Fish Conservation summarizes the current state of knowledge about the degradation and restoration of diversity among fishes and the productivity of fishery resources, pointing out areas where progress has been made and where more needs to be done.
Successful nonnative species often are ones that range over wide areas and tolerate disturbance well.
Its scope is broad, the organisms explored ranging from birds, invertebrates and mammals — both terrestrial and aquatic — to crops and medicinal plants. Overexploitation of groundwater from an aquifer can result in a peak water curve.
Conservation actions, including the implementation of protected areas and corridors, and attention to the surrounding matrix of agricultural and degraded land must be integrated into cohesive regional plans. West AfricaMadagascarSoutheast Asia and many other regions have experienced lower revenue because of overexploitation and the consequent declining timber harvests.
Incalculable benefits are gained from maintaining species numbers and the current diversity of organisms. Additionally, this chapter provides a framework for the discussions in later chapters with regard to biodiversity threats and conservation strategies and applications, including agroforestry.
The earth is losing its biological resources at an ever-increasing rate, a trend that began with the emergence of humans. Panayotou, P. However, the temporal recovery of treefalls over an entire tropical landscape results in areas at all stages of natural forest growth.
Vertebrates are, along with plants, the best-known and most intensively studied components of biological diversity on Earth. Smith et al. At the same time, indigenous peoples necessarily utilize enormous numbers of plants, fungi, and fish, particularly for foods and medicines.
Overall, the collection is High population growth rates in tropical countries create socioeconomic difficulties. The Carolina parakeet was hunted to extinction. Much of the research on ecological and evolutionary benefits is new, and more research must be conducted to determine broad patterns and processes.
Martinez et al. Achatinelline snails have 15 species listed as extinct and 24 critically endangered  while 60 species of partulidae are considered extinct with 14 listed as critically endangered.
These changes in the biodiversity and integrity of fragmented landscapes argue in favor of the construction of conservation corridors, where biodiversity-friendly land uses such as agroforestry can be integrated with fragments of natural habitat in interconnected networks that help restore functional aspects of the landscape.
Maxted et al.Between Preservation and Exploitation is a must-read for scholars, activists, and practitioners seeking to understand, explain, and improve biodiversity management in developing countries. Maria Ivanova. Associate Professor of Global Governance, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston.
Fish Conservation summarizes the current state of knowledge about the degradation and restoration of diversity among fishes and the productivity of fishery resources, pointing out areas where progress has been made and where more needs to be done.
Solutions focus on the application of ecological knowledge to solving practical. In addition, many mammals and fish are also subject to extensive human exploitation for food or sport. The contributions in this volume are drawn from a wide range of countries – from Australasia, East Africa, Europe, and North, Central and South America.
Dec 05, · Mining companies have financial incentive to mitigate biodiversity losses caused by their operations [11–13] and increasingly frame corporate sustainability strategies around achieving SDGs and biodiversity conservation (e.g.), but lack tools, guidance and buy-in from key actors to achieve outcomes atlasbowling.com by: Putting forward the views of all the stakeholders of protected areas - conservation practitioners and planners, local community members, NGO activists, government administrators, biologists, lawyers, policy and management analysts and anthropologists - this book fills a niche in the area of biodiversity, and is a highly valuable and original.
Threats to Biodiversity: Overexploitation. Overexploitation means harvesting species from the wild at rates faster than natural populations can recover. Overfishing and overhunting are both types of overexploitation. Currently, about a third of the world's endangered vertebrates are threatened by .