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Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril
Speaking Truth to Power

by Dominick A. DellaSala

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2021-09-10
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 0128129883
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril: Speaking Truth to Power helps equip scientists working on environmental and sustainability challenges with new tactics for success. Global efforts and cooperation by member states of environmental conventions have steadily increased but lack efficient and scalable mechanisms of translating conservation science to policy. The gap between science and policy is growing and very little time remains before the climate change and biodiversity lossess trigger widespread disruptions of the planet's life support systems. This book covers these important topics, providing a must read for environmental and conservation scientists, climate change activists, students, social scientists, economic professionals, sustainable businesses and policymakers. Provides an unprecedented collection of local, regional, and national case studies from scientists and practitioners engaged in outreach to decision makers and the public Covers personal accounts that bring science into policymaking, providing usable guidelines for those working to bridge this gap Includes the requisite information needed for effective communications and campaign strategies by sharing lessons learned

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril
Speaking Truth to Power

by Dominick A DellaSala

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2021-08-18
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 0128129891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril: Speaking Truth to Power helps equip scientists working on environmental and sustainability challenges with new tactics for success. Global efforts and cooperation by member states of environmental conventions have steadily increased but lack efficient and scalable mechanisms of translating conservation science to policy. The gap between science and policy is growing and very little time remains before the climate change and biodiversity lossess trigger widespread disruptions of the planet's life support systems. This book covers these important topics, providing a must read for environmental and conservation scientists, climate change activists, students, social scientists, economic professionals, sustainable businesses and policymakers. Provides an unprecedented collection of local, regional, and national case studies from scientists and practitioners engaged in outreach to decision makers and the public Covers personal accounts that bring science into policymaking, providing usable guidelines for those working to bridge this gap Includes the requisite information needed for effective communications and campaign strategies by sharing lessons learned

Blurred Boundaries of Science and Advocacy

Blurred Boundaries of Science and Advocacy
The Discourse of Scientists at a Conservation Organization

by Neil Lindeman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this dissertation I argue that, in the field of conservation, the boundary separating science from advocacy appears to be undergoing a shift as the number of research scientists at conservation advocacy organizations grows. Drawing on data from interviews with scientists at a prominent conservation non-governmental organization (NGO), I identify and analyze the kinds of rhetorical work NGO scientists engage in as they attempt to participate effectively in the forums of both science and advocacy. I also analyze the publications of one scientist at the same organization to identify features of the discourse of NGO conservation science that suggest a shift-or at least a blurring-of the boundary between science and advocacy in conservation. My discourse analysis focuses on publications from forums of scholarship and advocacy including, as a representation of discourse in the latter forum, an example of gray literature. Gray literature refers to reports, books, and other texts produced and distributed outside the channels of the academic and publishing industry. The study highlights the types of "boundary work" NGO scientists are engaged in to establish their membership in the scientific community as well as specific features typical of their rhetoric that result from their occupying a "hybridized" cultural and professional space where science and advocacy overlap.

Between Scientists & Citizens

Between Scientists & Citizens
Proceedings of a Conference at Iowa State University, June 1-2, 2012

by Jean Goodwin

  • Publisher : GPSSA
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN : 1478152346
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume brings together selected papers from an interdisciplinary conference focused on effective and appropriate communication of science in the often-heated controversies characteristic of contemporary democracies. The forty essays represent cutting-edge work from rhetorical and communication theorists studying the practices and norms of public discourse and science communication, philosophers interested in the informal logic of everyday reasoning and in the theory of deliberative democracy, and science studies scholars examining the intersections between the social worlds of scientists and citizens. Topics include the theory and practice of public participation exercises involving experts and lay publics, communication techniques for conveying uncertainty, complexity and scale, pseudocontroversy and "manufactured doubt" about science, and the maintenance of trust between scientists and citizens.

Effective Conservation Science

Effective Conservation Science
Data Not Dogma

by Peter Kareiva,Michelle Marvier,Brian Silliman

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-10-12
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0198808976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited volume assembles some of the most intriguing voices in modern conservation biology. Collectively they highlight many of the most challenging questions being asked in conservation science today, each of which will benefit from new experiments, new data, and new analyses. The book's principal aim is to inspire readers to tackle these uncomfortable issues head-on. A second goal is to be reflective and consider how the field has reacted to challenges, and to what extent these challenges advance conservation science. A concluding chapter will synthesize common themes that emerge from the experiences of the authors in these debates and discuss how best to guard against confirmation bias. The hope is that this book will lead to greater conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity by harnessing the engine of constructive scientific scepticism in service of better results.

Environmental Education and Advocacy

Environmental Education and Advocacy
Changing Perspectives of Ecology and Education

by Edward A. Johnson,Michael J. Mappin

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2005-03-03
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9780521824101
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book brings together ecologists, environmental philosophers and educators to address concerns over advocacy in environmental education.

DOC Science Project Summaries 1990/1991: Historic resources recreation, education and information

DOC Science Project Summaries 1990/1991: Historic resources recreation, education and information
A Book

by New Zealand. Department of Conservation. Science and Research Division

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780478013450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Conducting Research in Conservation

Conducting Research in Conservation
Social Science Methods and Practice

by Helen Newing

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-10-18
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 1136934405
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first textbook on social science research methods for use in the expanding and increasingly multidisciplinary field of environmental conservation. It is divided into five useful sections and illustrated throughout with practical examples of conservation-related research from different parts of the world (Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia) and different ecosystems (forests, grasslands, desert, marine and riverine systems, as well as farmland and home gardens). It will be an invaluable tool in the training of the next generation of conservation professionals.

Nature and Culture

Nature and Culture
Rebuilding Lost Connections

by Sarah Pilgrim,Jules N. Pretty

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-09-23
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1136532005
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control nature. This book goes beyond divisive definitions and investigates the bridges linking biological and cultural diversity. The international team of authors explore the common drivers of loss, and argue that policy responses should target both forms of diversity in a novel integrative approach to conservation, thus reducing the gap between science, policy and practice. While conserving nature alongside human cultures presents unique challenges, this book forcefully shows that any hope for saving biological diversity is predicated on a concomitant effort to appreciate and protect cultural diversity.

Big-Leaf Mahogany

Big-Leaf Mahogany
Genetics, Ecology, and Management

by Ariel E. Lugo,Julio C. Figueroa Colón,Mildred Alayón

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2006-04-18
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 0387217789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Big-Leaf Mahogany is the most important commercial timber species of the tropics. Current debate concerning whether to protect it as an endangered species has been hampered by the lack of complete, definitive scientific documentation. This book reports on vital research on the ecology of big-leaf mahogany, including genetic variations, regeneration, natural distribution patterns and the silvicutural and trade implications for the tree.

Marine Conservation Paleobiology

Marine Conservation Paleobiology
A Book

by Carrie L. Tyler,Chris L. Schneider

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-04-26
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 3319737953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume describes and explores the emerging discipline of conservation paleobiology, and addresses challenges faced by established and young Conservation Paleobiologist's alike. In addition, this volume includes applied research highlighting how conservation paleobiology can be used to understand ecosystem response to perturbation in near and deep time. Across 10 chapters, the book aims to (1) explore the goals of conservation paleoecology as a science, (2) highlight how conservation paleoecology can be used to understand ecosystems’ responses to crises, (3) provide case studies of applications to modern ecosystems, (4) develop novel applications of paleontological approaches to neontological data, and (5) present a range of ecosystem response and recovery through environmental crises, from high-resolution impacts on organism interactions to the broadest scale of responses of the entire marine biosphere to global change. The volume will be of interest to paleoecologists, paleobiologists, and conservation biologists.

Resource and Environmental Management

Resource and Environmental Management
A Book

by Bruce Mitchell

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0190885815
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In order to optimally manage the environment and natural resources, it is vitally important to recognize that there is much more to consider than just the environment itself and the natural resources it provides. A key consideration is also the interrelationship between natural ecosystems and human involvement and behavior. This interaction is where the field of environmental resource management comes into play: the complex ecological and sociological systems of the natural world intertwined. The purpose of this book is to consider such matters, and to help readers develop their own capacities as environmental managers and stewards. Bruce Mitchell's textbook Resource and Environmental Management served as the gold standard for many environmental science courses when the first edition published in 1997. Now, twenty years later, an updated third edition allows for the inclusion of recent developments. The book covers the basic theories and concepts of environmental resource management, and guides students to be able to apply those concepts to practical situations. By covering basic theories and concepts, and by using case studies to show how these have been applied, Bruce Mitchell's new edition seeks to ensure that students have competence in both aspects. The text enhances the reader's capacity to conduct practice and research in resource and environmental management.

The Colorado Plateau IV

The Colorado Plateau IV
Shaping Conservation Through Science and Management

by Charles Van Riper,Brian F. Wakeling,Thomas D. Sisk

  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 9780816529148
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States, the Colorado Plateau covers some 130,000 square miles of sparsely vegetated plateaus, mesas, canyons, arches, and cliffs in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. With elevations ranging from 3,000 to 14,000 feet, the natural systems found within the plateau are dramatically varied, from desert to alpine conditions. This book focuses on the integration of science and resource management issues in this unique and highly varied environment. Broken into three subsections, this volume addresses conservation biology, biophysical resources, and inventory and monitoring concerns. The chapters range in content, addressing conservation issuesÑpast, present, and futureÑon the Colorado Plateau, measurement of human impacts on resources, grazing and wildland-urban interfaces, and tools and methods for monitoring habitats and species. An informative read for people interested in the conservation and natural history of the region, the book will also serve as a valuable reference for those people engaged in the management of cultural and biological resources of the Colorado Plateau, as well as scientists interested in methods and tools for land and resource management throughout the West.

Proceedings RMRS.

Proceedings RMRS.
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Galapagos Marine Reserve

The Galapagos Marine Reserve
A Dynamic Social-Ecological System

by Judith Denkinger,Luis Vinueza

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2014-01-24
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 3319027697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book focuses on how marine systems respond to natural and anthropogenic perturbations (ENSO, overfishing, pollution, tourism, invasive species, climate-change). Authors explain in their chapters how this information can guide management and conservation actions to help orient and better manage, restore and sustain the ecosystems services and goods that are derived from the ocean, while considering the complex issues that affect the delicate nature of the Islands. This book will contribute to a new understanding of the Galapagos Islands and marine ecosystems.​

The Science of Conservation Planning

The Science of Conservation Planning
Habitat Conservation Under The Endangered Species Act

by Reed F. Noss,Michael O'Connell,Dennis D. Murphy

  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 1997-10-01
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 1559635673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Broad-scale conservation of habitats is increasingly being recognized as a more effective means of protecting species and landscapes than single-species preservation efforts. While interest in the approach has grown tremendously in recent years, it remains controversial and the science behind it has yet to be fully developed.In The Science of Conservation Planning, three of the nation's leading conservation biologists explore the role of the scientist in the planning process and present a framework and guidelines for applying science to regional habitat-based conservation planning. Chapters consider: history and background of conservation planning efforts criticisms of science in conservation planning principles of conservation biology that apply to conservation planning detailed examination of conservation plans specific recommendations for all parties involved.The recommendations, interpretations, and questions provided are thoroughly based in the science of conservation biology, and the framework presented is adaptable to allow for revision and improvement as knowledge is gained and theories refined. The Science of Conservation Planning will serve as a model for the application of conservation biology to real-life problems, and can lead to the development of scientifically and politically sound plans that are likely to achieve their conservation goals, even in cases where biological and ecological information is limited.The book is essential for scientists at all levels, including agency biologists, academic scientists, environmental consultants, and scientists employed by industry and conservation groups. It is also a valuable resource for elected officials and their staffs, environmentalists, developers, students, and citizen activists involved with the complex and contentious arena of conservation planning.

Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns

Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns
A Book

by Jay H. Lehr

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 1992-08-04
  • Pages : 860
  • ISBN : 9780471284857
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"...the 'proof' of man's destruction of the environment isconsistently flawed.... the scientific method is being abused andignored. The errors are not random, however, but are systematicallybiased toward attempting to prove the guilt of man in the allegeddestruction of the planet. Objective science is disappearing and isbeing replaced by the pursuit of a philosophical agenda." --Richard F. Sanford in Environmentalism and theAssault on Reason Chapter 1 "The public has numerous misconceptions about the relationshipbetween environmental pollution and human cancer. Underlying thesemisconceptions is an erroneous belief that nature is benign." --Bruce N. Ames, Ph.D. and Lois Swirsky Gold, Ph.D inEnvironmental Pollution and Cancer: Some Misconceptions Chapter7 "Greenhouse gases have been increasing in the atmosphere,largely as a result of human activities. However, the climaterecord does not show the temperature increase and other telltalesigns of the expected greenhouse effect. The mathematical modelsused for predicting such effects are evidently not complete enoughto encompass all of the relevant physical processes in theatmosphere, thus throwing grave doubt on the drastic warminghypothesized for the next century." --S. Fred Singer in Global Climate Change: Facts andFiction Chapter 13 "...There is now no prima-facie case for any expensive policy ofsafeguarding species without more extensive analysis than has sofar been done." --Julian L. Simon in Disappearing Species,Deforestation and Data Chapter 26

Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment

Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment
A Book

by Paul R. Greenland,AnnaMarie L. Sheldon

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 1438110677
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides information on the duties, salaries, employment prospects, and skills, training, or education necessary for more than sixty-five jobs that focus on nature and the environment.

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology
Foundations, Concepts, Applications

by Fred Van Dyke,Rachel L. Lamb

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-07-07
  • Pages : 613
  • ISBN : 3030395340
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a thorough, up-to-date examination of conservation biology and the many supporting disciplines that comprise conservation science. In this, the Third Edition of the highly successful Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, the authors address their interdisciplinary topic as it must now be practiced and perceived in the modern world. Beginning with a concise review of the history of conservation, the authors go on to explore the interplay of conservation with genetics, demography, habitat and landscape, aquatic environments, and ecosystem management, and the relationship of all these disciplines to ethics, economics, law, and policy. An entirely new chapter, The Anthropocene: Conservation in a Human-Dominated Nature, breaks new ground in its exploration of how conservation can be practiced in anthropogenic biomes, novel ecosystems, and urban habitats. The Third Edition includes the popular Points of Engagement discussion questions used in earlier editions, and adds a new feature: Information Boxes, which briefly recap specific case histories described in the text. A concluding chapter offers insight into how to become a conservation professional, in both traditional and non-traditional roles. The authors, Fred Van Dyke and Rachel Lamb, draw on their expertise as field biologists, wildlife managers, consultants to government and industry, and scholars of environmental law, policy, and advocacy, as well as their many years of effective teaching experience. Informed by practical knowledge and acquired skills, the authors have created a work of exceptional clarity and readability which encompasses both systemic foundations as well as contemporary developments in the field. Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications will be of invaluable benefit to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to working conservation scientists and managers. This is an amazing resource for students, faculty, and practitioners both new and experienced to the field. Diane Debinski, PhD Unexcelled wisdom for living at home on Wonderland Earth, the planet with promise, destined for abundant life. Holmes Rolston, PhD Van Dyke and Lamb have maintained the original text’s emphasis on connecting classical ecological and environmental work with updated modern applications and lucid examples. But more importantly, the third edition contains much new material on the human side of conservation, including expanded treatments of policy, economics, and climate change. Tim Van Deelen, PhD Fred Van Dyke and Rachel Lamb break new ground in both the breadth and depth of their review and analysis of this crucially important and rapidly changing field. Any student or other reader wishing to have a comprehensive overview and understanding of the complexities of conservation biology need look no further – this book is your starting point! Simon N. Stuart, PhD Anyone who teaches, talks or writes and works on Conservation Biology, needs this latest edition of Conservation Biology (Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 3rd edition) by Fred Van Dyke and Rachel L. Lamb. This will be useful to both beginners and experts as well. The authors included almost all important issues in relation to conservation biology. This is really an outstanding book. Bidhan Chandra Das, Professor, Ecology Branch, Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology
Foundations, Concepts, Applications

by Fred Van Dyke

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2008-02-28
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : 1402068913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition, represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his vast experience, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an invaluable resource for students in conservation around the globe. Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics.