Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts and Applications (3rd Edition) – eBook


  • Authors: Fred Van Dyke, Rachel L. Lamb
  • File Size: 39 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 644 Pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 3rd edition
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2020
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B08CS33XMQ
  • ISBN-10: 3030395324, 3030395340
  • ISBN-13: 9783030395322, 9783030395346


Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts and Applications, 3rd Edition, (PDF) provides a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of conservation biology and the many supporting disciplines that include conservation science. In this, the 3rd Edition of the extremely successful Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, and Applications, the authors address their interdisciplinary topic as it must now be practiced and observed in the modern world. Starting with a concise review of the history of conservation, the authors go on to explore the interplay of conservation with genetics, demography, aquatic environments, habitat and landscape, and ecosystem management, and the association of all these disciplines to ethics, law, aquatic environments, and policy. A completely new chapter, The Anthropocene: Conservation in a Human-Dominated Nature, breaks new ground in its exploration of how conservation can be practiced in novel ecosystems, anthropogenic biomes, and urban habitats. The Third Edition includes the popular Points of Engagement discussion questions used in prior editions and includes a new feature: Information Boxes, which concisely recap specific case histories described in the textbook. A concluding chapter provides insight into how to become a conservation professional, in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

The authors, Rachel Lamb and Fred Van Dyke, draw on their expertise as field biologists, consultants to government and industry, wildlife managers, and scholars of environmental law, policy, and advocacy, in addition to their many years of effective teaching experience. Informed by practical knowledge and gained skills, the authors have created a work of remarkable clarity and readability which encompasses both systemic foundations in addition to contemporary developments in the field.