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Environmental Policy and Biodiversity - R. Edward Grumbine

Environmental Policy and Biodiversity

By: R. Edward Grumbine (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1994
ISBN: 9781559632836
Number Of Pages: 426

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Scientists and policymakers must work together if solutions to the biodiversity crisis are to be found. Yet all too often, scientific data are unknown or incomprehensible to policymakers, and political realities are not fully appreciated by scientists.Environmental Policy and Biodiversity addresses that problem by presenting both an overview of important concepts in the field of conservation biology and an examination of the strengths and limitations of the policymaking process. Topics covered include: the ethical and scientific bases of conservation biology the effectiveness of existing environmental policy in protecting biodiversity case studies from California, the Great Lakes region, southern Appalachia, and the Florida panhandle an examination of overall environmental policy goals and processes Featuring provocative and clearly argued essays from a range of disciplines, Environmental Policy and Biodiversity provides resource professionals with valuable insight into conservation issues, and can serve as a useful tool in both graduate and undergraduate courses in conservation biology and environmental policy.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 3
The Preservation of Natural Biotic Communitiesp. 25
What Is Conservation Biology?p. 35
What Do Genetics and Ecology Tell Us About the Design of Nature Reserves?p. 55
The Landscape Ecology of Large Disturbances in the Design and Management of Nature Reservesp. 75
Conservation Biology in Context: An Interview with Michael Soulep. 99
Taking Account of the Ecosystem on the Public Domain: Law and Ecology in the Greater Yellowstone Region (1989)p. 111
Six Biological Reasons Why the Endangered Species Act Doesn't Work - and What to Do About It (1991)p. 181
Response to: "Six Biological Reasons Why the Endangered Species Act Doesn't Work - and What to Do About It" (1992)p. 201
Defining the Role of Conservation Biology in the Law of Protecting Ecosystems (1994)p. 209
An Ecologist's View of Biodiversity Law: An Interview with David Wilcove (1994)p. 221
The Wildlands Project: Land Conservation Strategy (1992)p. 233
Science, Values, and Uncertainty: A Critique of The Wildlands Project (1994)p. 267
Conservation Through Coordination: California's Experiment in Bioregional Councils (1994)p. 273
The Natural Community Conservation Planning Program and the Coastal Sage Scrub Ecosystem of Southern California (1994)p. 281
Great Lakes Intergovernmental Cooperation: A Framework for Endangered Species Conservation (1993)p. 293
Forging an Ecosystem Management Plan for the Chattooga River Basin (1994)p. 303
Policy and Process: Ecosystem Management on Department of Defence Lands in Northern Florida (1994)p. 311
Uncertainty, Resource Exploitation, and Conservation: Lessons from History (1993)p. 327
Creating and Using Knowledge for Species and Ecosystem Conservation: Science, Organizations, and Policy (1993)p. 335
Setting the Political Agenda: Paradigmatic Shifts in Land and Water Policy (1994)p. 365
Mixing Conservation Biology with Grassroots Environmentalism: An Interview with Bonnie Phillips-Howard (1994)p. 379
An Ecological Denouementp. 387
About the Contributorsp. 395
Indexp. 401
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ISBN: 9781559632836
ISBN-10: 1559632836
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 1st November 1994
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.59