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Experimental Strategies for the Recovery of Depleted Populations of West Indian Rock Iguanas

Allison C. Alberts and John A. Phillips

in Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240247
eISBN:
9780520930636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses experimental approaches for the conservation of West Indian rock iguanas. It presents the Cuban iguana (Cyclura nubile) as an ideal model to develop experimental conservation ... More


* Gendered Knowledge and the African Shea-Nut Tree

Judith Carney and Marlene Elias

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In African forestry systems, silvicultural knowledge within a rural population varies with ethnicity, socio-economic standing, age, and gender. In rural West Africa, gender roles are highly ... More


* False Forest History, Complicit Social Analysis: Rethinking Some West African Environmental Narratives

James Fairhead and Melissa Leach

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter, first printed in 1995, explores rapid deforestation in Guinea, West Africa, where policy has been guided by a narrative concerning population growth and the breakdown of past authority ... More


Our Natural History: The Lessons of Lewis and Clark

Daniel Botkin

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168297
eISBN:
9780199790050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168297.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Lewis and Clark expedition was commissioned in 1804 by Thomas Jefferson and lasted twenty-eight months. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began in St. Louis and navigated up the Missouri River, ... More


Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Susan Charnley, Thomas E. Sheridan, and Gary P. Nabhan (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Contradictory land management policies dating to the mid-19th century resulted in today’s patchwork of public, private, and tribal land ownership and land use in the American West. Such boundaries ... More


A Brief History of People and Policy in the West

Thomas E. Sheridan and Nathan F. Sayre

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Today’s checkerboard of public, tribal, and private land in the American West arose from contradictory land policies in the 19th and early 20th centuries and now is at the heart of conflict among ... More


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