|Conservation Biology for All|
Oxford University Press published Conservation Biology for All, an edited volume by Navjot S. Sodhi and Paul R. Ehrlich. The book provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science to a global readership. A series of authoritative chapters have been written by the top names in conservation biology with the principal aim of disseminating cutting-edge conservation knowledge as widely as possible. Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered. Numerous textboxes describing additional relevant material or case studies are also included.
Hardcopies of it are available free to the developing country scientists through the Natural History Book Store. The book (in reduced size, 6,6 Mo) and all single chapters are free to download at this page.
The book is a non-profit for the authors and it was to provide a good textbook to people who cannot afford one.
About the Editors
Navjot S. Sodhi (1962-2011). Professor of Conservation Ecology at the National University of Singapore. An editor of Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, and Animal Conservation, Navjot received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He has written/edited several books/monographs such as Southeast Asian Biodiversity in Crisis (2006, Cambridge University Press), Tropical Conservation Biology (2007, Blackwell) and Conservation Biology for All (2010, Oxford, UK). A recipient of the National Geographic Society grants, Navjot has also spent time at Harvard as Bullard Fellow and Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellow, and was an adjunct associate. Collected Articles of Navjot Sodhi: In Gratitude, August 2011
Paul R. Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies and professor of biology at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. Wikipedia
The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation thanks Ian Sherman and Helen Eaton at Oxford University Press, and the Editors for providing the entire book and all single chapters to be free to download at tropicalbio.org
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