Caro, Tim Conservation by Proxy

ISBN 13: 9781597261937

Conservation by Proxy

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.".. In this book, Tim Caro ably compiles and dissects in one compact source the large body of literature about surrogate species in conservation biology. ... The book is well written and richly referenced, with 65 pages of citations; this section alone renders the book a valuable addition to one''s conservation library. The author deftly employs this vast literature in well-developed examples in the text, tables, and figures. ... "Conservation by Proxy "offers an invaluable contribution to the literature of conservation biology. I highly recommend it for academics or students involved with surrogates, as well as anyone grappling with biodiversity conservation or quantifying effects of environmental change. Caro offers not only a timely, thorough journey through the realm of surrogates, but also an effective and less costly alternative to these proxies."--Mary M. Rowland, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station "Ecology "

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"Surrogate species have been a holy grail for establishing conservation targets and measureing success. "Conservation by Proxy" distinguishes precise definitions from buzzwords, which is essential for credible application of concepts to practice. Compelling examples are drawn from virtually every ecosystem and level of biological organization. This impressive synthesis will promote both honesty about the inferences surrogates can provide and consideration of alternative metrics for assessing environmental status and trends."--Erica Fleishman "Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara "

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Verlag: Island Press Jul 2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 1597261939 ISBN 13: 9781597261937
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Buchbeschreibung Island Press Jul 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 228x154x24 mm. Neuware - Provides clear definitions and common understanding of the evidence and theory behind surrogate species. This title offers systematic definitions of surrogate species concepts, explores the theories behind them, considers how they are chosen, examines evidence for and against their utility, and makes recommendations for their continued use. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781597261937

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