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All the Fish in the SeaMaximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

Carmel Finley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226249667
eISBN:
9780226249681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249681.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Between 1949 and 1955, the State Department pushed for an international fisheries policy grounded in maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The concept is based on a confidence that scientists can predict, ... More

Constructed ClimatesA Primer on Urban Environments

Constructed Climates: A Primer on Urban Environments

William G. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226901459
eISBN:
9780226901473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226901473.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, an understanding of the context, mechanisms, and consequences of city and suburban environments becomes more critical. Without a sense of what open spaces ... More

Ignoring Nature No MoreThe Case for Compassionate Conservation

Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Marc Bekoff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

For far too long humans have been ignoring nature. As the most dominant, overproducing, overconsuming, big-brained, big-footed, arrogant, and invasive species ever known, we are wrecking the planet ... More

Large Carnivore ConservationIntegrating Science and Policy in the North American West

Large Carnivore Conservation: Integrating Science and Policy in the North American West

Susan G. Clark and Murray B. Rutherford (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107400
eISBN:
9780226107547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107547.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book examines the problem of living sustainably with large carnivores (wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions). The book includes case studies of practical experiences with large carnivore ... More

The Ornaments of LifeCoevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226253404
eISBN:
9780226023328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023328.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The average kilometer of tropical rainforest is teeming with life; it contains thousands of species of plants and animals. As this book reveals, many of the most colorful and eye-catching rainforest ... More

Patterns In NatureThe Analysis of Species Co-Occurrences

Patterns In Nature: The Analysis of Species Co-Occurrences

James G. Sanderson and Stuart L. Pimm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226292724
eISBN:
9780226292861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292861.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book is about the identification and interpretation of nature’s large-scale patterns of species co-occurrence and what we can deduce from them about how nature works. We present Diamond’s ... More

Second GrowthThe Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Robin L. Chazdon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book brings tropical regenerating forests into clear focus, synthesizing information from hundreds of studies of forest regeneration following different types and intensities of disturbance ... More

Serengeti IIIHuman Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

A. R. E. Sinclair, Craig Packer, and Simon A. R. Mduma (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226760339
eISBN:
9780226760353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Serengeti National Park is one of the world's most diverse ecosystems, a natural laboratory for ecology, evolution, and conservation, with a history that dates back at least four million years to the ... More

Serengeti IVSustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Kristine L. Metzger, Simon A. R. Mduma, and John M. Fryxell (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

For many, the vast savannas of the Serengeti and its incredible inhabitants, from the lions to the Maasai, conjure impressions of a harmonious and balanced ecosystem. But in reality, the history of ... More

The Social Lives of ForestsPast, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Susanna B. Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison, and Christine Padoch (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Deforestation was one of the defining features of the late 20th century, but forest recovery is one of the surprising dynamics of the 21st. New research in ecology, geography, anthropology, ... More

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