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Continental conservation : scientific foundations of regional reserve networks / edited by Michael E. Soule and John Terborgh
Bib ID 2905320
Format BookBook
Description Washington, D.C. ; [Great Britain] : Island Press, c1999 
xi, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1559636971 (cased)
155963698X (paperback)
Summary

Continental Conservation provides conservationists and biologists with the latest scientific principles for protecting living nature at spatial scales that encompass entire regions and continents. Continental Conservation is an important guide book that can serve a vital role in helping fashion a radically honest scientifically rigorous land-use agenda. It will be required reading for scientists and professionals at all levels involved with ecosystem and land management.

Full contents
  • 1. The Policy and Science of Regional Conservation / Michael E. Soule and John Terborgh
  • 2. The Issue of Scale in Selecting and Designing Biological Reserves / J. Michael Scott, Elliott A. Norse and Hector Arita / [et al.]
  • 3. The Role of Top Carnivores in Regulating Terrestrial Ecosystems / John Terborgh, James A. Estes and Paul Paquet / [et al.]
  • 4. Regional and Continental Restoration / Daniel Simberloff, Dan Doak and Martha Groom / [et al.]
  • 5. Core Areas: Where Nature Reigns / Reed F. Noss, Eric Dinerstein and Barrie Gilbert / [et al.]
  • 6. Connectivity: Maintaining Flows in Fragmented Landscapes / Andy Dobson, Katherine Ralls and Mercedes Foster / [et al.]
  • 7. Buffer Zones: Benefits and Dangers of Compatible Stewardship / Martha Groom, Deborah B. Jensen and Richard L. Knight / [et al.]
  • 8. Why We Need Mega-Reserves - and How to Design Them / John Terborgh and Michael E. Soule.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Nature conservation.  |  Biodiversity conservation.
Other authors/contributors Terborgh, John, 1936-  |  Soule, Michael E. (Michael Ellman), 1936-  |  Wildlands Project

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