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Evolutionary Conservation Genetics

Jacob Höglund

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214211
eISBN:
9780191706660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214211.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Conservation genetics focuses on understanding the role and requirement of genetic variation for population persistence. However, considerable debate now surrounds the role of genetic factors (as ... More


Unraveling Earth’s Biodiversity

Eileen Crist

in Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226596778
eISBN:
9780226596945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596945.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

“Unraveling Earth’s Biodiversity” discusses the present-day extinction crisis, clarifying the difference between mass and background extinction, narrating the loss of wild animal and plant ... More


Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Angela H. Arthington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millenniumis a singular source of information on the subject of environmental flows-the quantity, timing, and quality of water flows and regimes ... More


Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Eileen Crist

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226596778
eISBN:
9780226596945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596945.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Abundant Earth documents the loss of biodiversity underway and lays out the drivers of this destruction. It goes beyond the litany of causes—a growing population, rising livestock numbers, expanding ... More


Repercussions of Global Change

Jamie K. Reaser and Blaustein Andrew

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Amphibians warrant substantial conservation attention. They are considered valuable indicators of environmental quality, and they have multiple functional roles in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. ... More


Sustaining Wildlife Populations in Human Care: An Existential Value Proposition for Zoos

Steven L. Monfort and Catherine A. Christen

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter opens with a historical review of choices made by late twentieth-century accredited zoos impelled by the mounting biodiversity crisis, to take as their existential value proposition ... More


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