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Conservation

Thomas T. Struhsaker

in The Red Colobus Monkeys: Variation in Demography, Behavior, and Ecology of Endangered Species

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780198529583
eISBN:
9780191712746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529583.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As with most forest wildlife in Africa, the majority of red colobus taxa and their habitats are in dire straits. The rate of natural forest loss varies considerably between African countries, but for ... More


The Environment and Natural Resources

Dinah Shelton

in Commitment and Compliance: The Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270989
eISBN:
9780191707704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents case studies that demonstrate the importance of soft norms in moulding behaviour of states and non-state actors. The case studies cover the UN General Assembly ban on driftnet ... 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


TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

Nasr M. Ghoniem and Daniel D. Walgraef

in Instabilities and Self-Organization in Materials: Volume I: Fundamentals of Nanoscience, Volume II: Applications in Materials Design and Nanotechnology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298686
eISBN:
9780191720222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298686.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on the development of conservation and kinetic equations which govern nonequilibrium material processes. First, it discusses the concepts of mass and mass species conservation. ... More


Saving San Diego’s Coastal Sage Scrub

Judith A. Layzer

in Natural Experiments: Ecosystem-Based Management and the Environment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122986
eISBN:
9780262278010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122986.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) is a comprehensive, long-term habitat conservation plan that focuses on the acquisition of a 172,000-acre preservation network of biological core ... 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


The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and Ranch Conservation in Pima County, Arizona

Thomas E. Sheridan

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/9780226165851.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Pima County administrators in southern Arizona designed the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (SDCP) to promote ranch conservation, protection of critical habitats and biological corridors, riparian ... More


Using Phylogenetic Information to Make Better Conservation Decisions

Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies

in Phylogenies in Ecology: A Guide to Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691157689
eISBN:
9781400881192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157689.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explains how phylogenetic information can be used to make better conservation decisions. Evidence shows that human-caused climate change is likely to be the dominant cause of extinction ... More


Biodiversity, Environmental Justice, and Multispecies Communities

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/9780226358338.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the political tensions between biodiversity conservation and environmental justice over the last thirty years, which have centered on the privileging of nonhuman species over ... More


Multispecies Fictions for the Anthropocene

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/9780226358338.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Recently, the concept of the Anthropocene has become increasingly important for environmentalism. For pessimists, it signals the enormous scope of negative human impact on the environment; for ... More


Provisional Politics: Kantian Arguments in Policy Context

Elisabeth Ellis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125221
eISBN:
9780300152050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125221.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that if we are to vindicate moral reasoning in politics, we must focus on the conditions of political discourse rather than the contents of any particular ethical system. This book ... More


From Arks to ARKive.org: Database, Epic, and Biodiversity

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/9780226358338.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on global biodiversity databases, Red Lists of endangered species, and works of literature and art that engage with species loss by way of a database aesthetic. Lydia Millet's ... More


Mass Extinction and Mass Slaughter: Biodiversity, Violence, and the Dangers of Domestication

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/9780226358338.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses intellectual and political tensions between biodiversity conservation and the animal welfare movement. Whereas both movements are centrally concerned with the welfare of ... More


Top-dogs and under-dogs: competition between dogs and sympatric carnivores

Abi Tamim Vanak, Christopher R. Dickman, Eduardo A. Silva-Rodriguez, James R.A. Butler, and Euan G. Ritchie

in Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199663217
eISBN:
9780191810183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199663217.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the interaction of dogs with other predators. It studies the competitive dynamic existing between dogs and other carnivores. It also assesses the implications of these reactions ... More


Introduction: From the End of Nature to the Beginning of the Anthropocene

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/9780226358338.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The concern over endangered species and a possible mass extinction forms part of rapidly changing environmental discourses in the twenty-first century. Anthropologists, historians, and literary ... More


Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Ursula K. Heise

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Current rates of species extinction exceed the evolutionary background rate, and some biologists claim we are witnessing the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. This book analyzes ... More


Climate Change and Forest Herbs of Temperate Deciduous Forests

Jesse Bellemare and David A. Moeller

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews what is known about the long-term, large-scale range dynamics of forest herbs in response to past climate change. It presents a new biogeographic analysis investigating how ... More


Opportunities and Challenges for Conserving Small Populations: An Emerging Role for Zoos in Genetic Rescue

Oliver A. Ryder

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/9780226538631.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The growing commitment of zoos to address accelerated rates of extinction and losses of biodiversity utilizing the populations they manage has led to the exploration of options to rescue species from ... More


Reproducing Populations

Carrie Friese

in Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729083
eISBN:
9780814729090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729083.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter introduces an alternative articulation of cloning, one that uses cloning as part of an effort to shepherd rather than master endangered animals. It examines the scientific practices that ... More


Thirty-Seven Grizzly Bears in the Wilderness: Knowing What's There, When, and How Many

Daniel B. Botkin

in Our Natural History: The Lessons of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168297
eISBN:
9780199790050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168297.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter looks at the experiences of the Lewis and Clark expedition in what is now the Pines Recreation Area in Valley County, Montana, near Fort Peck Lake. Topics covered include the ... More


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