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Applied Population Biology : Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry - S. K. Jain

Applied Population Biology

Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry

By: S. K. Jain (Editor), L.W. Botsford (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1992
ISBN: 9780792314257
Number Of Pages: 295

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An increasing variety of biological problems involving resource management, conservation and environmental quality have been dealt with using the principles of population biology (defined to include population dynamics, genetics and certain aspects of community ecology). There appears to be a mixed record of successes and failures and almost no critical synthesis or reviews that have attempted to discuss the reasons and ways in which population biology, with its remarkable theoretical as well as experimental advances, could find more useful application in agriculture, forestry, fishery, medicine and resource and environmental management. This book provides examples of state-of-the-art applications by a distinguished group of researchers in several fields. The diversity of topics richly illustrates the scientific and economic breadth of their discussions as well as epistemological and comparative analyses by the authors and editors. Several principles and common themes are emphasized and both strengths and potential sources of uncertainty in applications are discussed. This volume will hopefully stimulate new interdisciplinary avenues of problem-solving research.

'...I enthusiastically recommend this book to all interested in population biology, applied or basic. Its greatest impact will probably be on academic researchers,....' Ecology 74:4 1993

Foreword
Population biology and its application to practical problemsp. 1
The biology of land restorationp. 25
Genetic conservation in captive populations and endangered speciesp. 45
Population biology and conservation of rare plantsp. 69
Genetics of weed invasionsp. 91
Population management in new plant breeding approachesp. 121
The population dynamics and control of the parasitic nematode Trichostrogylus tenuis in red grouse in the North of Englandp. 149
Population biology of helminth infections of veterinary importance and its relevance to controlp. 173
Ecological theory and biological controlp. 197
Habitat fragmentation, species diversity, extinction, and the design of nature reservesp. 223
Perspectives on adaptive policy design in fisheries managementp. 249
Applying the principles of population biology: Assessment and recommendationsp. 263
List of contributorsp. 287
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780792314257
ISBN-10: 0792314255
Series: Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 295
Published: 31st March 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.75