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Adapting to a Changing EnvironmentConfronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754489
eISBN:
9780199918843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Societies must choose how they wish to deal with climate change. Not doing anything or pursuing ‘business as usual’ is likely to lead down a path that will have devastating consequences for many ... More

Adaptive Diversification (MPB-48)

Adaptive Diversification (MPB-48)

Michael Doebeli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128931
eISBN:
9781400838936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128931.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Understanding the mechanisms driving biological diversity remains a central problem in ecology and evolutionary biology. Traditional explanations assume that differences in selection pressures lead ... More

All the Fish in the SeaMaximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

Carmel Finley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226249667
eISBN:
9780226249681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249681.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Between 1949 and 1955, the State Department pushed for an international fisheries policy grounded in maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The concept is based on a confidence that scientists can predict, ... More

Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation

Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation

Franck Courchamp, Ludek Berec, and Joanna Gascoigne

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198570301
eISBN:
9780191717642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570301.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Allee effects are broadly defined as a decline in individual fitness at low population size or density, that can result in critical population thresholds below which populations crash to extinction. ... More

Avian InvasionsThe Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, and Phillip Cassey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199232543
eISBN:
9780191715983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As people have spread around the world, they have taken with them a broad range of other species to satisfy a variety of human needs. Some of these species went on to establish wild populations well ... More

Beyond the Stony MountainsFollowing in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Daniel B. Botkin

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

America's great epic of exploration — the journey of Lewis and Clark — was also one of the most successful scientific expeditions in history. In notebooks filled with vivid and remarkably accurate ... More

Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental ChangeUsing palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Lindsey Gillson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Faced with urgent issues of climate change, habitat loss, extinctions, pollution, and socioecological transformation, there is a need for a long-term perspective that guides ecosystem management, ... More

Biodiversity Conservation in Costa RicaLearning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Gordon Frankie (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The beautiful tropical dry forest of northwest Costa Rica, with its highly seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated landscape, is disappearing even more rapidly than Costa Rica's better-known rain ... More

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human WellbeingAn Ecological and Economic Perspective

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Shahid Naeem, Daniel E. Bunker, Andy Hector, Michel Loreau, and Charles Perrings (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

How will biodiversity loss affect ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services, and human wellbeing? In an age of accelerating biodiversity loss, this volume summarizes recent advances in ... More

Bioinvasions and GlobalizationEcology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560158
eISBN:
9780191721557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its ... More

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