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Published: 16 February 2022

528 Pages

7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197564370

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An Introduction to Conservation Biology

Third Edition

Anna Sher

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • Each chapter begins with general ideas and principles, beautifully illustrated in full color with diverse examples from the current literature.
  • Chapters end with summaries, an annotated list of suggested readings, discussion questions, and extensive summary statements in the text margins, as study aids.
  • Throughout, the authors maintain a focus on the active role that scientists, local people, conservation organizations, government, and the general public play in protecting biodiversity, even while providing for human needs.
  • Many full-color figures illustrating examples and important concepts with call out boxes to assist with student comprehension.

New to this Edition:

  • Over 240 changes to text and tables, 275 new citations, and new figures in every chapter
  • Increased representation of women and BIPOC in the textbook
  • Significant edits and additions regarding the roles and experiences of Indigenous people in the field of conservation biology
  • Incorporation of several new discoveries and developments from the past two years, including the latest understanding of the causes of the Permian extinction and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) and its principles to guide restoration
  • Additional discussion on the political aspects of climate change and of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and the addition of a new “Global Change Connection” icon to highlight ways we are changing the Earth
  • An elaboration of the concept of the types of biodiversity, including a refinement of the definition of species diversity, with additional examples
  • A reorganization of the chapter on restoration ecology
  • Upgraded digital resources, including a video guide consisting of a curated list of freely accessible videos and an enhanced E-book with self-assessment questions after every chapter subheading

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