Conducting Research in Conservation

Social Science Methods and Practice

Author: Helen Newing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136934405

Category: Science

Page: 422

View: 5331

This is the first textbook on social science research methods for use in the expanding and increasingly multidisciplinary field of environmental conservation. It is divided into five useful sections and illustrated throughout with practical examples of conservation-related research from different parts of the world (Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia) and different ecosystems (forests, grasslands, desert, marine and riverine systems, as well as farmland and home gardens). It will be an invaluable tool in the training of the next generation of conservation professionals.
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Conducting Research in Conservation

Social Science Methods and Practice

Author: Helen Newing

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415457910

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 2585

This is a textbook on social science research methods for use in the multidisciplinary field of environmental conservation. It is divided into five useful sections and illustrated throughout with practical examples of conservation-related research from different parts of the world.
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Population Viability in Plants

Conservation, Management, and Modeling of Rare Plants

Author: Christy A. Brigham,Mark W. Schwartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540439097

Category: Nature

Page: 362

View: 4056

Persistence, threats, pathogens, herbivores, interactions, fragmented, landscape, extinction, habitat, disturbance, restoration.
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Timber, Tourists, and Temples

Conservation And Development In The Maya Forest Of Belize Guatemala And Mexico

Author: Richard B. Primack

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559635417

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 871

Timber, Tourists, and Temples brings together the leading biologists, social scientists, and conservationists working in the Maya Forest to present in a single volume information on the intricate social and political issues and complex scientific and management problems to be resolved there. It explores methods of supporting the biological foundation of the region and keeping alive its unique and diverse ecosystem. The wealth of information included in this pathbreaking work will be valuable not only for researchers involved with the Maya Forest but for anyone concerned with the protection, use, and management of tropical forest ecosystems throughout the world.
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Trade-offs in Conservation

Deciding What to Save

Author: Nigel Leader-Williams,William M. Adams,Robert J. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444348108

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 9340

This book demonstrates that trade-offs can be very important for conservationists. Its various chapters show how and why trade-offs are made, and why conservationists need to think very hard about what, if anything, to do about them. The book argues that conservationists must carefully weigh up, and be explicit about, the trade-offs that they make every day in deciding what to save. Key Features: Discusses the wider non-biological issues that surround making decisions about which species and biogeographic areas to prioritise for conservation Focuses on questions such as: What are these wider issues that are influencing the decisions we make? What factors need to be included in our assessment of trade-offs? What package of information and issues do managers need to consider in making a rational decision? Who should make such decisions? Part of the Conservation Science and Practice book series This volume is of interest to policy-makers, researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students who are concerned about making decisions that include recognition of trade-offs in conservation planning.
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Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation

Author: Barbara H. Stuart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470012803

Category: Art

Page: 424

View: 1080

This book will introduce the reader to the wide variety of analytical techniques that are employed by those working on the conservation of materials. An introduction to each technique is provided with explanations of how data may be obtained and interpreted. Examples and case studies will be included to illustrate how each technique is used in practice. The fields studied include: inorganic materials, polymers, biomaterials and metals. Clear examples of data analysis feature, designed to assist the reader in their choice of analytical method.
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Soil and water conservation research in the Pacific Coast Region

Author: United States. Agricultural Research Service. Soil and Water Conservation Research Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 26

View: 1310

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Conservation in the 21st Century: Gorillas as a Case Study

Author: T.S. Stoinski,H. D. Steklis,P.T. Mehlman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387707211

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 1434

This volume identifies the primary problems faced in conserving wild populations of gorillas throughout Africa, pinpointing new approaches to solving these problems and outlining the increased role that zoos can play in gorilla conservation. It includes the in-depth expertise of field scientists in a variety of disciplines to discuss current conservation threats, novel approaches to conservation, and potential solutions.
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Reptile Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: C. Kenneth Dodd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198726139

Category:

Page: 496

View: 1034

This practical handbook of reptile field ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study reptiles. The authors describe ecological sampling techniques and how they are implemented to monitor the conservation status and population trends of snakes, lizards, tuatara, turtles, and crocodilians throughout the world. Emphasis is placed on the extent of statistical inference and the biases associated with different techniques and analyses. The chapters focus on the application of field research and data analysis for achieving an understanding of reptile life history, population dynamics, movement patterns, thermal ecology, conservation status, and the relationship between reptiles and their environment. The book emphasises the need for thorough planning, and demonstrates how a multi-dimensional approach incorporates information related to morphology, genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology, statistical modelling, animal welfare, and biosecurity. Although accentuating field sampling, sections on experimental applications in laboratories and zoos, thermal ecology, genetics, landscape ecology, disease and biosecurity, and management options are included. Much of this information is scattered in the scientific literature or not readily available, and the intention is to provide an affordable, comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers, and practising conservationists worldwide.
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GroundWork for Community-Based Conservation

Strategies for Social Research

Author: Diane Russell,Camilla Harshbarger

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 0759116202

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 3264

While ecological and biophysical sciences have dominated the theory and practice of conservation, practitioners and researchers worldwide know that conservation initiatives have profound social impacts and consequences for local communities and cultures. This concise and accessible book will give students and practitioners a solid introduction to important methods from ethnography and interviews to surveys and community mapping, always attending to the imperatives of local control and community partnerships.
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Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America

Author: David E. Naugle

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610910222

Category: Nature

Page: 344

View: 9516

Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America offers a road map for securing our energy future while safeguarding our heritage. Contributors show how science can help craft solutions to conflicts between wildlife and energy development by delineating core areas, identifying landscapes that support viable populations, and forecasting future development scenarios to aid in conservation design. The book frames the issue and introduces readers to major types of extractionquantifies the pace and extent of current and future energy developmentprovides an ecological foundation for understanding cumulative impacts on wildlife speciessynthesizes information on the biological response of wildlife to developmentdiscusses energy infrastructure as a conduit for the spread of invasive speciescompares impacts of alternative energy to those of conventional development The final section calls for a shift away from site-level management that has failed to mitigate cumulative impacts on wildlife populations toward broad-scale planning and implementation of conservation in priority landscapes. The book concludes by identifying ways that decision makers can remove roadblocks to conservation, and provides a blueprint for implementing conservation plans. Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America is a must-have volume for elected officials, industry representatives, natural resource managers, conservation groups, and the public seeking to promote energy independence while at the same time protecting wildlife.
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Code of Federal Regulations

1985-1999

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Administrative law

Page: N.A

View: 8140

Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.
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Biological Anthropology and Ethics

From Repatriation to Genetic Identity

Author: Trudy R. Turner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791484068

Category: Science

Page: 337

View: 2254

The first comprehensive account of the ethical issues facing biological anthropologists today.
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Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences E-Book

Author: Stephen Polgar,Shane A. Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050164

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 5855

Like the previous versions, the fifth edition of An Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences has two overall aims. 1) To introduce the fundamental principles of research methodology and explain how these principles are applied for conducting research in the health sciences. 2) To demonstrate how evidence produced through research is applied to solving problems in everday health care. This book is written in an accessible style. It maintains the traditions of the previous editions, with examples, questions, feedback sections, and an extensive glossary. Uses simple language and demystifies the jargon Provides built-in feedback for readers to assess their own progress Gives examples relating directly to the health sciences Provides an extensive glossary for better understanding of the language of research Addresses qualitative as well as quantitative research issues Includes a chapter focussing on the use of qualitative methods in health research Includes a chapter for discussing systematic reviews and meta-analyses Contains more revision questions Increased emphasis throughout on evidence based concepts More and updated discussion of qualitative research methods New section on basic epidemiological concepts as a research approach More discussion of analysis and use of administrative and secondary data sets as research resources Complete rewrite of the chapter on causal research Stronger links between the sections on different stages of research
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Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes

Author: Joshua Millspaugh,Frank R. Thompson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080920160

Category: Nature

Page: 720

View: 3321

A single-resource volume of information on the most current and effective techniques of wildlife modeling, Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes is appropriate for students and researchers alike. The unique blend of conceptual, methodological, and application chapters discusses research, applications and concepts of modeling and presents new ideas and strategies for wildlife habitat models used in conservation planning. The book makes important contributions to wildlife conservation of animals in several ways: (1) it highlights historical and contemporary advancements in the development of wildlife habitat models and their implementation in conservation planning; (2) it provides practical advice for the ecologist conducting such studies; and (3) it supplies directions for future research including new strategies for successful studies. Intended to provide a recipe for successful development of wildlife habitat models and their implementation in conservation planning, the book could be used in studying wildlife habitat models, conservation planning, and management techniques. Additionally it may be a supplemental text in courses dealing with quantitative assessment of wildlife populations. Additionally, the length of the book would be ideal for graduate student seminar course. Using wildlife habitat models in conservation planning is of considerable interest to wildlife biologists. With ever tightening budgets for wildlife research and planning activities, there is a growing need to use computer methods. Use of simulation models represents the single best alternative. However, it is imperative that these techniques be described in a single source. Moreover, biologists should be made aware of alternative modeling techniques. It is also important that practical guidance be provided to biologists along with a demonstration of utility of these procedures. Currently there is little guidance in the wildlife or natural resource planning literature on how best to incorporate wildlife planning activities, particularly community-based approaches. Now is the perfect time for a synthestic publication that clearly outlines the concepts and available methods, and illustrates them. Only single resource book of information not only on various wildlife modeling techniques, but also with practical guidance on the demonstrated utility of each based on real-world conditions. Provides concepts, methods and applications for wildlife ecologists and others within a GIS context. Written by a team of subject-area experts
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