Read e-book online Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology PDF

By Tim Caro

ISBN-10: 0195104897

ISBN-13: 9780195104899

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ISBN-13: 9781423741244

In precisely the previous few years, behavioral ecologists have all started to deal with concerns in conservation biology. This quantity is the 1st try and hyperlink those disciplines officially. right here top researchers discover present subject matters in conservation biology and speak about how behavioral ecology can give a contribution to a better realizing of conservation difficulties and conservation intervention courses. In every one bankruptcy, the authors determine a conservation factor, evaluate the methods it's been addressed, assessment behavioral ecological info with regards to it, together with their very own, review the strengths and weaknesses of the behavioral ecological process, and recommend particular conservation concepts. The chapters juxtapose varied stories on a wide selection of taxonomic teams. a couple of universal subject matters emerge, together with the ways that animal mating structures have an effect on inhabitants patience, the jobs of dispersal and inbreeding avoidance for subject matters corresponding to reserve layout and potent inhabitants measurement, the main position of people in conservation matters, and the significance of baseline facts for conservation tracking and modeling makes an attempt. each one bankruptcy sheds new gentle on conservation difficulties, generates cutting edge avenues of interdisciplinary learn, and indicates how conservation-minded behavioral ecologists can observe their services to a few of crucial questions we are facing this present day.

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