Biodiversity Conservation & Development

Biodiversity Conservation & Development

From: andrew@HONUA.ARC.NASA.GOV (EOS Project) Subject: New Biodiversity Book Date: 2 Sep 93 18:03:49 GMT Reply-To: EOS Project

Of Interest to the Environmental Community


Edited by Christopher S. Potter, Joel I. Cohen, and Dianne Janczewski

This new collection of case studies presents biodiversity and genetic resource conservation in a broad and unique context. The book includes timely examples of both plant and animal conservation at scales from local to global. All case studies are expressly set against the background of development -- community, national or international, and the competing interests of corresponding stakeholders. This volume brings together in one place the experiences of active field researchers in the area of genetic resource conservation and development in the search for common themes that might provide general lessons for students, policy makers, researchers and the conservation community at large. Although dramatic examples of genetic resource depletion are presented, the book clearly demonstrates that there are in situ management techniques that appear to be successful in meeting the needs of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

For more information, contact: AAAS Press Books P.O. Box 753 Dept. A85 Waldorf, MD 20604 USA Tel. 301-654-5643 Fax: 301-843-0159


Prologue Biodiversity Studies: Science and Policy P. R. Ehrlich and E. O. Wilson

Introduction Conservation of Biodiversity in Natural Habitats and the Concept of Genetic Potential J. I. Cohen and C. S. Potter

Themes in Species and Genetic Resource Conservation

Conservation: Tactics for a Constant Crisis M. E. Soule

An Evolutionary Basis for Conservation Strategies T. L. Erwin

Balancing Species Preservation and Economic Considerations H. J. Morowitz

Genetic Resource Conservation in Natural Habitats: Biological and Socioeconomic Dimensions J. T. Williams

Case Studies of Biodiversity Conservation in Natural Habitats

Agroecosystems Conserving Crops Genetic Resources in Latin America through Framers' Participation M. A. Altieri and C. Montecinos

Managing Diversity in Traditional Agroecosystems of Tropical Mexico S. Gliessman

Conservation of Maize Crop Relatives in Guatemala G. Wilkes

Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and Utilization of Genetic Resources in Capture and Culture Fisheries J. S. Diana

Mangrove Ecosystem Biodiversity and Conservation in Ecuador R. Twilley, A. Bodero, and D. Robadue

Primate Conservation and Ecotourism in Africa W. Weber

Managed Forest Ecosystems Ecologically-Sustainable Forest Management in the Peruvian Amazon G. Hartshorn and W. Pariona A.

Managed Forest Gardens in West Kalimantan, Indonesia C. Padoch and C. Peters

The Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest: A Case Study in Conservation and Economic Development. D. S. Wilcove and J. T. Olson

Conservation and Regional Development The Development of Training Programs for Conservation Research and Natural Resource Management in Ecuador D. A. Neill

Community and Governmental Experiences in Protecting Biodiversity in the Lowland Peruvian Amazon M. Pinedo-Vasquez and C. Padoch

An Ecosystem Perspective on Threats to Biodiversity in Eastern Amazonia, Para State C. Uhl, O. Bezerra, and A. Martini

Synthesis The Potential of Biodiversity C. S. Potter and J. I. Cohen


Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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