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Dragonflies as focal organisms in contemporary conservation biology

Michael J. Samways

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Freshwater ecosystems worldwide are highly threatened. As a consequence, many dragonfly species are also threatened. The threats to them are many and varied, including invasive alien plants and ... More


Biodiversity

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter explains the concept, measurement and utility of bio-diversity as a resource and its intricate relationship with forest. It discusses the issues of economics of choice and economic ... More


Conclusion and Recommendations

Gordon W. Frankie, Alfonso Mata, and Katrina Brandon

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores Costa Rica's biodiversity and conservation focused in the tropical dry forest. This concluding chapter presents general lessons for future projections on ecological restoration and ... More


The Legal Lives of Endangered Species: Biodiversity Laws and Culture

Ursula K. Heise

in Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares laws for the protection of biodiversity in four sites (US, Germany, European Union, Bolivia) so as to highlight the divergent historical provenance and cultural framing of legal ... More


Tracing the Roots of Neoliberal Conservation

Catherine A. Corson

in Corridors of Power: The Politics of Environmental Aid to Madagascar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300212273
eISBN:
9780300225068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212273.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter chronicles the history of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) environmental funding, focusing on the expansion of its biodiversity conservation program, which ... More


Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Malcolm Ausden

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Habitat management is commonly used to maintain and enhance the biological interest of many areas of semi-natural habitat, where natural processes no longer create suitable conditions for desired ... More


Beyond Resource Wars: Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation

Shlomi Dinar (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014977
eISBN:
9780262295505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014977.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Common wisdom holds that the earth’s dwindling natural resources and increasing environmental degradation will inevitably lead to interstate conflict, and possibly even set off “resource wars.” Many ... More


Farmers’ Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation in a Coffee Landscape of El Salvador

V. Ernesto Méndez

in Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the coffee crisis between agriculture, rural development, and biodiversity conservation in El Salvador with the aim of understanding the association between biodiversity ... More


From Rationalism to Reflexivity? Reflections on Change in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan

Anna Lawrence and Star Molteno

in Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017244
eISBN:
9780262301213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017244.003.0276
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the changes introduced in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP). It examines the changing approach to biodiversity conservation in the country and explores the extent of ... More


Lost Dogs, Last Birds, and Listed Species: Elegy and Comedy in Conservation Stories

Ursula K. Heise

in Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the interplay of science and culture in narratives about species loss. Scientific assessments of biodiversity are constrained by uncertainties that reach from the definition of ... More


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