Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 March 2006

274 Pages | 71 halftones, maps & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195159363

Bookseller Code (06)


Conservation and Biology of Small Populations

The Song Sparrows of Mandarte Island

James N. M. Smith, Lukas F. Keller, Amy B. Marr, and Peter Arcese

This book explores the factors affecting the survival of small populations. As the human impact on Earth expands, populations of many wild species are being squeezed into smaller and smaller habitats. As a consequence, they face an increasing threat of extinction. The authors review these theoretical ideas, the existing data, and explore the question: how well do small and isolated populations actually perform?


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