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Topics in Conservation Biology

Conservation biology is called a "crisis discipline." In a world undergoing rapid change, this science informs us about research, technologies, management practices, and policies that can help protect the earth's naturally-occurring biological diversity. The six chapters of this book provide insightful analysis on managing protected areas (Middle East), conserving biochemical and genetic diversity of carob tree (Tunisia) and wild pear (Japan), determining the health status of Amazon manatee, manipulating sex ratios to benefit wildlife, and narrowing the gap between religion and conservation. The authors approach threats to biological diversity from varied angles, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field. This book offers room for reflection on the definition and utility of the word 'natural' on a planet now overwhelmingly dominated by people.

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Topics in Conservation BiologyEdited by Tony Povilitis

Published: May 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2141

ISBN: 978-953-51-0540-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5291-0

Copyright year: 2012

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11762 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

24 Dimensions Citations


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1. Protected Areas in Selected Arab Countries of the Levant Region (Syria, Lebanon & Jordan): An Evaluation of Management and Recommendations for Improvement

By Brandon P. Anthony and Diane A. Matar


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2. Biochemical Diversity of Wild Carob Tree Populations and Its Economic Value

By S. Naghmouchi, M. L. Khouja, A. Khaldi, M. N. Rejeb, S. Zgoulli, P. Thonart and M. Boussaid


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3. Introgression and Long-Term Naturalization of Archaeophytes into Native Plants - Underestimated Risk of Hybrids

By Hiroyuki Iketani and Hironori Katayama


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4. Amazonian Manatee Urinalysis: Conservation Applications

By Tatyanna Mariúcha de Araújo Pantoja, Fernando César Weber Rosas, Vera Maria Ferreira Da Silva and Ângela Maria Fernandes Dos Santos


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5. Managing Population Sex Ratios in Conservation Practice: How and Why?

By Claus Wedekind


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6. Global Efforts to Bridge Religion and Conservation: Are They Really Working?

By Stephen M. Awoyemi, Amy Gambrill, Alison Ormsby and Dhaval Vyas


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