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  1. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity

    A Planet in Peril

    Edited by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Felix Dodds

    Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the threats presented to human security and well-being by the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity recently confirmed as one of the critical 'planetary boundaries' that has already been exceeded....

    Published April 21st 2011 by Routledge

  2. Marine Conservation Ecology

    By John Roff, Mark Zacharias

    This major textbook provides a broad coverage of the ecological foundations of marine conservation, including the rationale, importance and practicalities of various approaches to marine conservation and management. The scope of the book encompasses an understanding of the elements of marine...

    Published April 17th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Ethno-ornithology

    Birds, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and Society

    Edited by Sonia Tidemann, Andrew Gosler

    Indigenous knowledge that embraces ornithology takes in whole social dimensions that are inter-linked with environmental ethos, conservation and management for sustainability. In contrast, western approaches have tended to reduce knowledge to elemental and material references. This book looks at...

    Published March 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  4. Valuing Ecosystem Services

    The Case of Multi-functional Wetlands

    By R. Kerry Turner, Stavros Georgiou, Brendan Fisher

    Ecosystem services can be broadly defined as the aspects of ecosystems that provide benefits to people. This book provides guidance on the valuation of ecosystem services, using the case of multifunctional wetlands to illustrate and make recommendations regarding the methods and techniques that can...

    Published March 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management

    Edited by Sue Kidd, Andy Plater, Chris Frid

    The marine environment is one of our most precious yet fragile natural resources. It provides a wide range of essential goods and services, including food, regulation of climate and nutrient cycling, as well as a setting for transport, recreation and tourism. This environment is however extremely...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in National and International Policy Making

    Edited by Patrick ten Brink

    Series: TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study is a major international initiative drawing attention to local, national and global economic benefits of biodiversity, to highlight the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, the benefits of investing in natural...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Beach Management

    Principles and Practice

    By Allan Williams, Anton Micallef

    This comprehensive book provides full coverage of beach management principles and practice, with an emphasis on needs-based management. The book provides a wealth of case studies from the UK, USA, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, and Latin America. The emphasis throughout the book is on optimizing...

    Published January 30th 2011 by Routledge

  8. RFF Natural Resource Management Set

    By Various

    Series: The Resources for the Future Library Collection

    In the early 1950s, the newly founded RFF convened the Mid-Century Conference, where more than 1,500 leaders could 'exchange viewpoints on important resource issues that appear to be of continuing significance for at least the next generation.' This collection gathers RFF's classic, most enduring...

    Published January 18th 2011 by RFF Press

  9. Crop Wild Relatives

    A Manual of in situ Conservation

    Edited by Danny Hunter, Vernon Heywood

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors....

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands

    Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

    Edited by Anthony B. Cunningham, Xuefei Yang

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live there. These forests...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Routledge