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Published: 10 July 2019

512 Pages

7.25 x 9.125 inches

ISBN: 9781605358970

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An Introduction to Conservation Biology

Second Edition

Anna A. Sher and Richard B. Primack

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

Now fully revised and updated in its second edition, An Introduction to Conservation Biology is well suited for a wide range of undergraduate courses, as both a primary text for conservation biology courses and a supplement for ecological and environmental science courses. This new edition has been expanded and updated with hundreds of new examples, explanations, citations, and figures to enhance learning and excitement for the subject. Coverage of recent conservation biology events in the news--such as climate change and sustainable development--keeps the content fresh and current.

New to this Edition:

  • The "Threats to Biodiversity" chapter has been expanded into two distinct chapters: one on habitat fragmentation/loss/degradation, and another on climate change, invasive species, disease, and overexploitation
  • All figures and research examples have been updated to the most current data available, including world population, numbers of species, and atmospheric CO2
  • Dozens of new figures provide more images of organisms and depictions of data
  • Each chapter features Learning Objectives, to help focus students' attention
  • Offers up-to-date political and social developments
  • Updates all chapters with connections to climate change, greater inclusion of connections to evolution, and more material on tools and techniques conservation biologists use
  • Provides increased representation of plants and insects
  • Includes hundreds of updated citations to reflect the current state of the field, with many new examples from recent conservation biology research
  • Offers more research by underrepresented groups, while adhering to highest standards of scientific relevance and impact
  • Provides increased representation of plants and insects, and a balanced range of examples from around the world

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