Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 September 2008

392 Pages | 68 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780195306781

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Conservation Biology

Evolution in Action

Edited by Scott P. Carroll and Charles W. Fox

  • A growing number of evolutionists are focusing on conservation issues, an area that until now was more the province of population and community ecologists.
  • Conservation biology is a rapidly expanding academic field of study; its main sub-disciplines, ecology and genetics, need bridging, and evolutionary conservation biology is their logical and emergent descendant.
  • This volume provides a coherent academic and conceptual organization for an evolutionary approach to conservation biology, for which study materials are currently lacking and which this volume provides as a foundation for this rapidly growing subject.
  • The book provides novel, attractive, and exciting treatments of key topics and issues.
  • Contributing chapter authors are well-known, innovative leaders in the field.
  • At the end of each chapter is a section titled Suggestions for Further Reading, with 3 to 5 references of more extensive reviews, or other manuscripts that students should read to familiarize themselves with the subject
  • This book may have a substantially larger audience than for the previous Fox volumes, in part because this book cuts across many areas of environmental biology that includes many applied biologists as well as the more basic scientists engaged in the work covered by Foxs previous OUP titles. Also because this volume is more progressively synthetic, pointing out the necessity of evolutionary considerations in management.

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