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Applied Ecology

Anne Goodenough and Adam Hart

Publication Date - June 2017

ISBN: 9780198723288

408 pages
Paperback
10.4 x 7.7 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $74.99

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

Description

We live in a complex and dynamic world. Understanding how to monitor, manage and conserve species and habitats--the goal of applied ecology--is becoming increasingly important.

Applied Ecology shows students how an understanding of ecological theory can be used to address the most important issues facing ecologists today. Its explicitly problem-solving approach reflects the reality of using ecological tools and approaches in applied contexts, while also highlighting the key ecological theories that underpin those applications to make the link between theory and practice clear.

With an emphasis on the realities of applying ecological theory, the book features interviews with a range of leading applied ecologists, and over thirty case studies to give students a clear sense of contemporary applied ecology in action. In addition, over twenty "Hot Topic" panels capture issues and approaches at the forefront of current practice.

The Online Resource Center to accompany Applied Ecology features:

For students:
*Twelve bonus case studies to augment those featured in the book
*Extended versions of the "Interviews with Applied Ecologists" that appear in the book

For lecturers:
*Problem-solving activities for use in a workshop, seminar, or tutorial setting
*Figures from the book in digital format, for use in lecture presentations

Features

  • The text offers the most application-focused account of the conservation, monitoring, and management of species and habitats
  • A problem-solving approach gives students a clear sense of the reality of using ecological tools in applied contexts
  • A focus on the ecological theory underpinning the practice helps students make clear connections between the two
  • A recognition of the many gray areas an applied ecologist may encounter encourages debate on the part of the reader to foster a questioning, critical, and evidence-based attitude

About the Author(s)

Anne Goodenough and Adam Hart instruct at the 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. Managing Species over Space
    8. Non-native Species
    9. Managing pests and pest control
    Part 4 Conserving
    10. Principles of Conservation
    11. In-situ conservation
    12. Ex-situ conservation
    13. Reintroduction/rewilding

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