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Title:
Conservation of exploited species
Author:
Reynolds, John D., Ph. D.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xx, 524 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Exploitation as a conservation issue / Georgina M. Mace, John D. Reynolds -- Can we exploit sustainably? / Donald Ludwig -- The gospel of maximum sustainable yield in fisheries management : birth, crucifixion and reincarnation / André E. Punt, Anthony D.M. Smith -- Sustainable exploitation of fluctuating populations / Russell Lande, Bernt-Erik Sæther, Steinar Engen -- The exploitation of spatially structured populations / E.J. Milner-Gulland -- The conservation of exploited species in an uncertain world : novel methods and the failure of traditional techniques / Paul R. Wade -- Life histories of fishes and population responses to exploitation / John D. Reynolds, Simon Jennings, Nicholas K. Dulvy -- Mammalian life histories and responses of populations to exploitation / Andy Purvis -- Trade of live wild birds : potentials, principles and practices of sustainable use / Steven R. Beissinger -- Game vertebrate extraction in African and neotropical forests : an intercontinental comparison / John E. Fa, Carlos A. Peres -- Lessons from the plant kingdom for conservation of exploited species / Charles M. Peters -- The role of behaviour in studying sustainable exploitation / William J. Sutherland, Jennifer A. Gill -- The Allee effect : a barrier to recovery by exploited species / Christopher W. Petersen, Don R. Levitan -- Life histories and sustainable harvesting / Hanna Kokko, Jan Lindström, Esa Ranta -- Phenotypic and genetic changes due to selective exploitation / Richard Law -- An ecosystem perspective on conserving targeted and non-targeted species / Michel J. Kaiser, Simon Jennings -- The half-empty forest : sustainable use and the ecology of interactions / Kent H. Redford, Peter Feinsinger -- Sustainable use and pest control in conservation : kangaroos as a case study / Gordon C. Grigg, Anthony R. Pople -- Conservation and resource use in Arctic ecosystems / Anne Gunn -- Conservation out of exploitation : a silk purse from a sow's ear? / Jon Hutton, Barney Dickson -- Getting the biology right in a political sort of way / Steven Sanderson -- Using "sustainable use" approaches to conserve exploited populations / John G. Robinson.
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9780521782166

9780521787338
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Summary

Summary

The use of wildlife for food and other human needs poses one of the greatest threats to the conservation of biodiversity. Wildlife exploitation is also critically important to many people from a variety of cultures for subsistence and commerce. This book brings together international experts to examine interactions between the biology of wildlife and the divergent goals of people involved in hunting, fishing, gathering and culling wildlife. Reviews of theory show how sustainable exploitation is tied to the study of population dynamics, with direct links to reproductive rates, life histories, behaviour and ecology. As such theory is rarely put into practice to achieve sustainable use and effective conservation, Conservation of Exploited Species explores the many reasons for this failure and considers remedies to tackle them, including scientific issues such as how to incorporate uncertainty into estimations, as well as social and political problems that stem from conflicting goals in exploitation.


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This collection of 22 articles is the sixth volume in the "Conservation Biology" series jointly published by the Zoological Society of London and Cambridge University Press beginning in 1998. The series aims to address critical topics in conservation biology with review articles that are authoritative yet accessible to a broad audience of students, teachers, and researchers. The articles in this volume meet that goal, making this book a very useful resource on the topic of sustainable use and the problems of determining a maximum sustainable yield for exploited species. Theoretical articles explore how sustainable exploitation can be understood in terms of population dynamics, life-history characteristics, and community interactions. These theoretical articles are complemented by detailed case studies of management of exploited species from diverse habitats around the world. Although the discussion is primarily biological, several chapters consider the complex interplay of biological, cultural, political, and socioeconomic factors that influence the success or failure of conservation practices. Introductory and concluding essays by the editors provide some synthesis to the divergent viewpoints presented in the articles. Appropriate for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. J. B. Hagen Radford University


Table of Contents

List of contributors
ForewordSir Robert May
Part I Setting the Scene
1 Exploitation as a conservation issueGeorgina M. Mace and John D. Reynolds
2 Can we exploit sustainably?Donald Ludwig
Part II Population-Based Approaches
3 The gospel of maximum sustainable yield in fisheries management: birth, crucifixion and reincarnationAndre E. Punt and Anthony D. M. Smith
4 Sustainable exploitation of fluctuating populationsRussell Lande and Bernt-Erik Sæther and Steinar Engen
5 The exploitation of spatially structured populationsE. J. Milner-Gulland
6 The conservation of exploited species in an uncertain world: novel methods and the failure of traditional techniquesPaul R. Wade
Part III Taxonomic Comparisons
7 Life histories of fishes and population responses to exploitationJohn D. Reynolds and Simon Jennings and Nicholas K. Dulvy
8 Mammalian life histories and responses of populations to exploitationAndy Purvis
9 Trade of live wild birds: potentials, principles, and practices of sustainable useSteven R. Beissinger
10 Game vertebrate extraction in African and Neotropical forests: an intercontinental comparisonJohn E. Fa and Carlos A. Peres
11 Lessons from the plant kingdom for conservation of exploited speciesCharles M. Peters
Part IV From Individuals to Communities
12 The role of behaviour in studying sustainable exploitationWilliam J. Sutherland and Jennifer A. Gill
13 The Allee effect: a barrier to recovery by exploited speciesChristopher W. Petersen and Don R. Levitan
14 Life histories and sustainable harvestingHanna Kokko and Jan Lindström and Esa Ranta
15 Phenotypic and genetic changes due to selective exploitationRichard Law
16 An ecosystem perspective on conserving targeted and non-targeted speciesMichel J. Kaiser and Simon Jennings
17 The half-empty forest: sustainable use and the ecology of interactionsKent H. Redford and Peter Feinsinger
Part V Conservation Meets Sustainable Use
18 Sustainable use and pest control in conservation: kangaroos as a case studyGordon C. Grigg and Anthony R. Pople
19 Conservation and resource use in arctic ecosytemsAnne Gunn
20 Conservation out of exploitation: a silk purse from a sow's ear?Jon Hutton and Barney Dickson
21 Getting the biology right in a political sort of waySteven Sanderson
Part VI Final Thoughts
22 Using 'sustainable use' approaches to conserve exploited populationsJohn G. Robinson
Index