Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology by Tim Caro

By Tim Caro

In precisely the previous couple of years, behavioral ecologists have began to handle concerns in conservation biology. This quantity is the 1st try to hyperlink those disciplines officially. right here top researchers discover present issues in conservation biology and speak about how behavioral ecology can give a contribution to a better figuring out of conservation difficulties and conservation intervention courses. In every one bankruptcy, the authors determine a conservation factor, evaluate the methods it's been addressed, evaluate behavioral ecological facts with regards to it, together with their very own, assessment the strengths and weaknesses of the behavioral ecological procedure, and recommend particular conservation ideas. The chapters juxtapose assorted experiences on a wide selection of taxonomic teams. a few universal issues emerge, together with the ways that animal mating structures impact inhabitants patience, the jobs of dispersal and inbreeding avoidance for issues equivalent to reserve layout and powerful inhabitants dimension, the most important position of people in conservation matters, and the significance of baseline facts for conservation tracking and modeling makes an attempt. every one bankruptcy sheds new gentle on conservation difficulties, generates cutting edge avenues of interdisciplinary learn, and exhibits how conservation-minded behavioral ecologists can follow their services to a couple of an important questions we are facing this day.

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