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Applied Ecology

Monitoring, managing, and conserving

Anne Goodenough and Adam Hart

April 2017

ISBN: 9780198723288

432 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

In Stock

Price: £39.99

The most application-focused account of the conservation, monitoring, and management of species and habitats, which links back to the ecological theory underpinning the practice.

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Description

Applied Ecology shows students how an understanding of ecological theory can be used to address the important issues facing ecologists today. Its problem-solving approach reflects the reality of using ecological tools in applied contexts, while highlighting the underlying theories so the link between theory and practice is clear.

  • The most application-focused account of the conservation, monitoring, and management of species and habitats
  • Its problem-solving approach gives students a clear sense of the reality of using ecological tools in applied contexts
  • The flagging of the ecological theory underpinning the practice helps students make clear connections between the two
  • A recognition of the many grey areas an applied ecologist may encounter - driven by individual circumstances, stakeholder perspectives, ethical considerations and political motivation - encourages debate on the part of the reader to foster a questioning, critical, and evidence-based attitude.

About the Author(s)

Anne Goodenough, University of Gloucestershire, and Adam Hart, University of Gloucestershire

Table of Contents

    Part 1 Overview
    1: Introducing Applied Ecology
    2: Fundamentals of Ecology
    Part 2 Monitoring
    3: Ecological Surveying and Monitoring
    4: Ecological Indicators
    Part 3 Managing
    5: Ecological Impact Assessment
    6: Remediation Ecology
    7: Landscape Ecology and Management
    8: Non-native Species Management
    9: Pest Management
    Part 4 Conserving
    10: Principles of Conservation
    11: In Situ Conservation
    12: Ex Situ Conservation
    13: Reintroduction and Rewilding

Reviews

This book provides essential information on key concepts in ecology and how they can be applied to address human-induced environmental impacts. With a focus on applying ecological principles to ensure successful outcomes, it is a cornerstone publication for all undergraduate students studying ecology. - Dr Duncan B. Westbury, The University of Worcester

A clear and comprehensive review of applied ecology and its applications to conservation and land management - Professor John Warren, Aberystwyth University

A gold mine of case studies and examples - Dr Nicholas Worsfold, University of Bedfordshire

Additional Resources

Meet the authors

Our authors Anne Goodenough and Adam Hart talk about how they get students to engage with ecology.

- What do you find most exciting about ecology as a discipline? Watch >
- Why applied ecology? Watch >
- How do you feel ecology teaching is changing? Watch >
- How do you convey to students the realities of applying ecology?  Watch >
- What makes your book unique? Watch >

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