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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 19 new and published books in the subject of Biogeography — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management

    Challenges for Sustainable Development

    Edited by Bruce Prideaux

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Large-Scale Forest Restoration

    By David Lamb

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Marine Biodiversity Conservation

    A Practical Approach

    By Keith Hiscock

    Series: Earthscan Oceans

    Effective marine biodiversity conservation is dependent upon a clear scientific rationale for practical interventions. This book is intended to provide knowledge and tools for marine conservation practitioners and to identify issues and mechanisms for upper-level undergraduate and Masters students....

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

    A Political Ecology Perspective

    Edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt

    Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. European Wood-pastures in Transition

    A Social-ecological Approach

    Edited by Tibor Hartel, Tobias Plieninger

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions....

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management

    Edited by Erika J. Techera, Natalie Klein

    This book explores the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role they play in marine ecosystems. However, the authors show that conservation law and policy have been slow...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Handbook of Forest Resource Economics

    Edited by Shashi Kant, Janaki Alavalapati

    It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascar

    Edited by Ivan R. Scales

    Series: Earthscan Conservation and Development

    Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, the result of 160 million years of isolation from the African mainland. More than 80% of its species are not found anywhere else on Earth. However, this highly diverse flora and fauna is threatened by habitat loss and...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Biosecurity

    The Socio-Politics of Invasive Species and Infectious Diseases

    Edited by Andrew Dobson, Kezia Barker, Sarah L. Taylor

    Biosecurity is the assessment and management of potentially dangerous infectious diseases, quarantined pests, invasive (alien) species, living modified organisms, and biological weapons. It is a holistic concept of direct relevance to the sustainability of agriculture, food safety, and the...

    Published July 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Urban Ecosystems

    Understanding the Human Environment

    By Robert A. Francis, Michael A. Chadwick

    With over half of the global human population living in urban regions, urban ecosystems may now represent the contemporary and future human environment. Consisting of green space and the built environment, they harbour a wide range of species, yet are not well understood. This book aims...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge