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The Conservation Biologists

Michael J. Lannoo

in This Land Is Your Land: The Story of Field Biology in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226358475
eISBN:
9780226358505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358505.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Here I describe conservation’s convoluted and evolving history in America. As it became clear that extinctions at the hand of man should be avoided, the question became “how do we save these ... More


The Last Pariah

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The black-tailed prairie dog, the most abundant of four prairie dog species in the United States, had shrunk in number to perhaps 2 percent of its original population and continued to decline because ... More


Cat Out of the Bag

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Hill contacts Chuck Hunter of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about the discovery of ivorybills in the forests along the Choctawhatchee River. Hunter was impressed by the number of sound ... More


Connectivity and Conservation

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the relevance of avian migrant “connectivity” to conservation efforts. “Connectivity” refers to “the degree to which individuals of populations are geographically arranged ... More


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