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Author: Justina Ray,Kent H. Redford,Robert Steneck,Dr. Joel Berger PhD
ISBN13: 978-1559630801
Title: Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity
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Publisher: Island Press; 2nd None ed. edition (April 1, 2005)
Pages: 526

Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity by Justina Ray,Kent H. Redford,Robert Steneck,Dr. Joel Berger PhD

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University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. Large Carnivores and Conservation of Biodiversity. Ray, . K. H. Redford, R. Steneck, and J. Berger. Covello, CA. Horn of Darkness: Rhinos on the Edge. Cunningham, C. and J. Oxford University Press, New York. The Science and Challenges of Conserving Large Wild Mammals in 21st Century American Protected Areas. In Science, Conservation, and National Parks (Eds. Beissinger, . The University of Chicago Press. Sub-lethal effects of energy development on a migratory mammal-The enigma of North American pronghorn. Global Ecology and Conservation 6: 36-47.

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Large carnivores are considered catalysts for the conservation of biodiversity due to their charisma, their role in regulating ecosystem dynamics and their rich cultural and historical heritage. After centuries of persecution across Europe, changes in land use and recovery of forests, recovery of carnivores’ prey base, changes in international policies and attitudes have encouraged their return to historic home ranges. Topic: Favoring coexistence with large carnivores. Topic: Changing attitudes towards wild predators, addressing fear.

Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity brings together more than thirty leading scientists and conservation practitioners to consider a key question in environmental conservation: Is the conservation of large carnivores in ecosystems that evolved with their presence equivalent to the conservation of biological diversity within those systems? Building their discussions from empirical, long-term data sets, contributors including James A. Estes, David S. Maehr, Tim McClanahan, AndrFs J. Novaro, John Terborgh, and Rosie Woodroffe explore a variety of issues surrounding the link between predation and biodiversity: What is the evidence for or against the link? Is it stronger in marine systems? What are the implications for conservation strategies? Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity is the first detailed, broad-scale examination of the empirical evidence regarding the role of large carnivores in biodiversity conservation in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. It contributes to a much more precise and global understanding of when, where, and whether protecting and restoring top predators will directly contribute to the conservation of biodiversity. Everyone concerned with ecology, biodiversity, or large carnivores will find this volume a unique and thought-provoking analysis and synthesis.
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Fantastic, thoughtful information about a real-world problem. Just a great book for those interested in conservation both in theory an practice.
The contributors to this edited book are all advocates of carnivores as well as being partisans of a particular side in an academic debate. This debate concerns the relative importance of "top-down" and "bottom-up" regulation. For example, are elk in Yellowstone limited by the amount of forage available (bottom-up) or by wolf predation (top down)? The answer to the scientific question matters for environmental policy: wolves are a lot more important for the ecosystem if top-down regulation dominates.

With this in mind, it's possible that the fact that these authors like large carnivores for ethical reasons might influence their scientific judgment that top-down regulation generally characterizes ecosystems. Or, it could be that the world really does work that way - - you be the judge. The authors are honest and up-front about both the policy issues and the scientific issues, and there are several contributions that argue for more complex relationships among trophic levels than the simple bottom/top-regulation dichotomy would suggest.

Within this general consensus, the editors have done a good job selecting papers. There is a nice diversity of cases: the usual suspects (wolves and grizzlies for the lay reader; otters, sea urchins, and kelp for the biologist) as well as some new suspects (Florida panther, coral reefs) and some more unusual items (culpeos and exotic herbivores in Patagonia). Themes included not just basic predator-prey relationships but a wide range of more complex relationships within ecosystems on land and in the sea.

The chapters are written by biologists for biologists, but few of the chapters are particularly technical. It should be readable for a lay person with a college degree (or equivalent) - - but it's certainly not a book for the beach. Nonetheless, it is a good book, and one of the few edited books in which the many contributions really do address the same topic. Not only biologists but anyone interested in policy issues of large carnivore conservation can learn from this book.