Ecological Applications: Toward a Sustainable World - Townsend, Colin R.
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Ecological Applications offers a progressive examination of the way ecological theory can be applied to remedy the many problems confronting us. The text moves through the levels of individual organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems, culminating with the macroecological scale of landscape, regional, and global issues. The book is designed to grab the reader's interest with real-life problems but also to instil an understanding of the fundamentals of ecology. Applications including species conservation, pest control, harvest management, biosecurity, restoration, and reserve design…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Ecological Applications offers a progressive examination of the way ecological theory can be applied to remedy the many problems confronting us. The text moves through the levels of individual organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems, culminating with the macroecological scale of landscape, regional, and global issues. The book is designed to grab the reader's interest with real-life problems but also to instil an understanding of the fundamentals of ecology. Applications including species conservation, pest control, harvest management, biosecurity, restoration, and reserve design are explored in both terrestrial and aquatic settings. The focus is on ecological sustainability, but economic and sociopolitical dimensions related to the sustainable use of natural resources are also examined. Ecological Applications is a current and comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of ecology for students and practitioners alike.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 328
  • Erscheinungstermin: September 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 246mm x 188mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 806g
  • ISBN-13: 9781405136983
  • ISBN-10: 1405136987
  • Artikelnr.: 22752124
Autorenporträt
Colin Townsend obtained his DPhil at Sussex before taking up teaching positions at Oxford University and the University of East Anglia. In 1989 he moved from the UK to New Zealand, where he was appointed Chair of Zoology at the University of Otago; he is now Director of the Ecology, Conservation and Biodiversity Research Group at Otago.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface.1. Introduction - humans, nature and human nature.Part 1: Ecological applications at the level of individual organisms:.2. Ecological applications of niche theory.3. Life-history theory and management.4. Dispersal, migration and management.Part 2: Applications at the level of populations:.5. Conservation of endangered species.6. Pest management.7. Harvest management.Part 3: Applications at the level of communities and ecosystems:.8. Succession and management.9. Applications from food web and ecosystem theory.Part 4: Applications at the regional and global scales:.10. Landscape management.11. Dealing with global climate change.Index
Rezensionen
"I think this text will be extremely useful and popular with the students ...The overall tone of the book is lively, warmly humorous, engaging, and clear." Dr Anita Diaz, Bournemouth University "

This new text ... provides information on the very topical subject of sustainability and further shows how ecological theories and techniques can be applied to conservation and management decisions ... I have been reorganizing my course to more closely follow the structure laid out in this book because I think it is a logical way to teach ecology." Dr Bethan Wood, University of Glasgow

"I like the organization of the book ... I also like how Townsend has emphasized the applied aspects and placed the ecological basics in "boxes." Realistically, as Townsend states, if a student only takes one ecology course, it should be one that emphasizes applied ecology. What a great and long-overdue approach." Dr James Houpis, California State University, Chico

"This is the first textbook that I have read with an organization that emphasizes the contemporary application of major conceptual paradigms in ecology ... This textbook provides all that is needed in teaching undergraduate students the essential relationship linking ecological theory with natural resource management." Dr Eric Dibble, Mississippi State University