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Perspectives on Nature Conservation

Patterns, Pressures and Prospects

Edited by John P. Tiefenbacher

Texas State University

Perspectives on Nature Conservation demonstrates the diversity of information and viewpoints that are critical for appreciating the gaps and weaknesses in local, regional and hemispheric ecologies, and also for understanding the limitations and barriers to accomplishing critical nature conservation projects. The book is organized to emphasize the linkages between the geographic foci of conservation projects and the biological substances that we conceptualize as "nature", through original research. The reader moves through perspectives of diminishing spatial scales, from smaller to larger landscapes or larger portions of the Earth, to learn that the range of factors that promote or prevent conservation through the application of scholarship and academic concepts change with the space in question. The book reflects disciplinary diversity and a co-mingling of science and social science to promote understanding of the patterns of, pressures on and prospects for conservation.

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Perspectives on Nature ConservationPatterns, Pressures and ProspectsEdited by John P. Tiefenbacher

Published: February 29th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1374

ISBN: 978-953-51-0033-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5220-0

Copyright year: 2012

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26790 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

63 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. Modelling Nature in Ecologically Oriented Urban Context

By Krzysztof M. Rostański


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2. Deciphering Early Angiosperm Landscape Ecology Using a Clustering Method on Cretaceous Plant Assemblages

By Clément Coiffard, Bernard Gomez and Véronique Daviero-Gomez


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3. Diversity and Genetic Erosion of Ancient Crops and Wild Relatives of Agricultural Cultivars for Food: Implications for Nature Conservation in Georgia (Caucasus)

By Maia Akhalkatsi, Jana Ekhvaia and Zezva Asanidze


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4. Metallophytes and Metallicolous Vegetation: Evolutionary Aspects, Taxonomic Changes and Conservational Status in Central Europe

By Henryk Baumbach


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5. The Application of Landscape Indices in Landscape Ecology

By Péter Csorba and Szilárd Szabó


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6. Impacts of Woodland Fragmentation on Species’ Occurrences – The Combination of a Habitat Model with Landscape Metrics

By Britta Eggers and Raul Köhler


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7. The Role of Landscape in Contact Zones of Sister Species of Lizards

By Gabriela Cardozo, Sergio Naretto, Marcelo Zak and Margarita Chiaraviglio


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8. Landscape Approach to Bio-Cultural Diversity Conservation in Rural Lebanon

By Jala Makhzoumi, Salma Talhouk, Rami Zurayk and Riad Sadek


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9. The Nature Conservation of Baikal Region: Special Natural Protected Areas System in Three Environmental Models

By Tatyana P. Kalikhman


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10. Trail Impact Management Related to Vegetation Response in Termessos National Park, in Turkish Mediterranean

By Meryem Atik, Selçuk Sayan, Osman Karagüzel and Emrah Yıldırım


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11. Applied Landscape Ecology, Future Socioeconomics and Policy-Making in the Neotropics

By Arturo Restrepo-Aristizábal, Valentina Heggestad and Ian Sajid Acuña-Rodríguez


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