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conservation biology

n.
The branch of biology that deals with the effects of humans on the environment and with the conservation of biological diversity.
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Murphy (1990) is right when he concludes that conservation biology should be about providing the scientific information necessary to correct the problems leading to the loss of biological diversity.
The terms we're using in conservation biology mean nothing to people-not just mass public opinion but media elites and opinion leaders.
is the Libra Professor of Conservation Biology and Professor of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine, Orono.
But that's still not enough for Reed Noss, editor of the widely cited scientific journal Conservation Biology and one of the National Biological Service report's authors, who claims "we're not just losing single species here and there, we're losing entire assemblages of species and their habitats.
What is important is a universal agreement that ethics is an essential element of conservation biology, as it is in any other sphere of science.
In a 1998 paper, Les Watling of the University of Maine and Elliot Norse of the Marine Conservation Biology Institute likened trawling's effect on the seabed to that of forest clear-cutting, except that it occurs over an area of the Earth's surface that is 150 times greater.
Ecologists teaching courses in conservation biology often find themselves facing unfamiliar territory in designing laboratory exercises.
Targeted to students and researchers in population and evolutionary genetics, the book is in fact valuable for all those applying population genetic concepts and techniques to other areas, such as genetic epidemiology and conservation biology.
Each chapter in this book describes a specific period in the development of the idea of global biodiversity, from the mid-1980s through conservation biology, the changing face of biodiversity protection in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, urban biodiversity in New York City, and the politics of re-wilding.
Directory of conservation funding sources for developing countries; conservation biology, education and training, fellowships and scholarships.
Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has awarded $400,000 to the Department of Conservation Science and the Institute for Plant Conservation Biology, housed at the Chicago Botanic Garden, for use in conservation efforts.
We are seeing things that never happened before to our knowledge," says Elliott North, of the Marine Conservation Biology Institute in Redmond, Washington.

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