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Editors: Jason B. Aronoff
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Nature conservation includes under its umbrella disciplines, such as landscape ecology, restoration ecology, theoretical ecology, ecological modelling, ecological economics, conservation biology, wildlife management, environmental planning, policy making, and environmental education.This handbook presents the latest research from around the globe across a wide variety of fields.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Research and Review Studies

Variability and Ecological Significances of Secondary Metabolites in Terrestrial Biosystems;pp. 1-89
(Nabil Semmar, Said Nouira, Muhammad Farman - ISSBAT, Tunisia and others)

Protecting, Restoring and Conserving Renewable Resources: The Role of the Social Sciences;pp. 91-117
(Aaron J. Douglas - Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO)

Threats to Forest Genetic Resources and their Conservation Strategies;pp. 119-146
(Madhugiri Nageswara Rao, Jaya R. Soneji - Univ. of Florida, Citrus Research and Education Centre, Lake Alfred, FL and others)

Islands Biodiversity: Conservation Strategies Based on Knowledge of Endemic Plant Species from Cape Verde Islands (Macaronesian Region);pp. 147-169
(Maria Manuel Romeiras, Maria Cristina Duarte, Maria Salome Pais - Init of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculdade de Ciencias, Campo Grande, Lisboa, Portugal and others)

Supply-side Policies to Conserve Biodiversity and Save the Orangutan from Oil Palm Espansion: An Economic Assessment;pp. 171-180
(Clem Tisdell, Hemanath Swarna Nantha - School of Economics, Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Genetic Analyses of Noninvasively Collected Feathers Can Provide Insights into Avian Demography and Behavior;pp. 181-197
Jamie A. Rudnick, Todd E. Katzner, J Andrew DeWoody - Department of Conservation Science, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, IL, USA and others)

Global Property Rights in Genetic Resources: Do They Involve Sound Economics? Will They Conserve Nature and Biodiversity?;pp. 199-212
(Clem Tisdell, School of Economice, Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

The Economics of Threatened Species Conservation: A Review and Analysis;pp. 213-235
(Ray T. Sterner,National Wildlife Research Center,Colorado)

The Mutual Dependency Of Cultural Diversity And Biological Diversity: A Key Towards Ensuring Sustainability In Social And Ecological Systems;pp. 237-260
(Thora Martina Herrmann & Maria Costanza Torri, Canada Research Chair in Ethnoecology and Biodiversity Conservation, Université de Montréal, CANADA)

The Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provided by Biodiversity: re- thinking concepts and research needs;pp. 261-282
(Berta Martin-Lopez,Erik Gomez-Baggethun,Jose A. Gonzales,Pedro L. Lomas,Carlos Montes, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid,Spain)

The declines of the wild rabbit(Oryctolagus cuniculus)and the Iberian lynx(Lynx pardinus) in Spain: redirecting conservation efforts;pp. 283-310
(Sara Cabezas-Diaz,Jorge Lozano,Emilio Virgos,Universidad Rey Juan Carlos,Spain)

Effects of Oil Pollution on Nickel and Vanadium Concentrations in Soil and in the Tissues of the Desert Lizard Acanthodactylus scutellatus at Kuwait’s Greater Al-Burgan Oil Field;pp. 311-317
(M.A. Al-Hashem Department of Biological Sciences, Kuwait University and P.F. Brain, Department of Biological Sciences, School of the Environment and Society, Swansea University, Swansea)

Building Resilience to Sea Level Rise in England's Estuaries: Implications for Nature Conservation and Coastal Communities within the Southern North Sea Basin;pp. 319-345
(Roger Morris - Policy Team, Natural England, Northminster House PEI, United Kingdom)

Intrinsic Value as the Nodal Point of the Hegemonic Environmentalist Representation of Nature: Implications for Nature Conservation and environmental Education;pp. 347-362
(Tasos Hovardas - Learning in Science Group, Dept. of Education, Univ. of Cyprus)

The Impact of Tidal Energy Barrages on Estuarine Geomorphology;pp. 363-391
(Roger K.A. Morris - Policy Team, Natural England, Northminster House PEI, United Kingdom)

Wetlands Are Refuge Areas that Delay Global Warming-Induced Range Shift of Lepidoptera;pp. 393-406
(Stefano Scaleercio, Manuela Russo, Leonardo Dapporto - CRA Centro di Ricerca per l'Olivicoltura e l'Industria Olearia and others)

Assessing the Role of the Host Immune System in Emerging Viral Infectious Diseases in Amphibian Populations Using Laboratory Animal Models;pp. 407-424
(Heidi D. Morales Diaz, Jacques Robert - Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Univ. of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY)

Short Communications

"Nature Feeling", Nature Walk with Challenged People in Japan;pp. 425-432
(Yoshiko Toriyama - Univ. of Tsukuba, Office for Students with Disabilities, Japan)

Conserving a Forgotten Endowment: Use of Manihot Species Genetic Resources in the Betterment of Cassava at a Time of Global Climate Change;pp. 433-445
(Nagib M. Nassar, Rodomiroo Ortiz - Univ. de Brasilia, Brazil and others)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009, 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 479 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-993-3
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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