Forgotten Grasslands of the South
Natural History and Conservation

Forgotten Grasslands of the South is a literary and scientific case study of some of the biologically richest and most endangered ecosystems in North America. Eminent ecologist Reed Noss tells the story of how southern grasslands arose and...

320 pages
7 x 10
One 16-page color insert, 42 illustrations

Tibet Wild
A Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World

As one of the world’s leading field biologists, George Schaller has spent much of his life traversing wild and isolated places in his quest to understand and conserve threatened species—from mountain gorillas in the Virunga to pandas...

384 pages
6 x 9
Two 8-page color inserts, 32 photos, 9 illustrations

Saving a Million Species
Extinction Risk from Climate Change

Edited by Lee Hannah; Foreword by Thomas Lovejoy

The research paper "Extinction Risk from Climate Change" published in the journal Nature in January 2004 created front-page headlines around the world. The notion that climate change could drive more than a million species to...

432 pages
6 x 9
98 illustrations

Shifting Baselines
The Past and the Future of Ocean Fisheries

Shifting Baselines explores the real-world implications of a groundbreaking idea: we must understand the oceans of the past to protect the oceans of the future. In 1995, acclaimed marine biologist Daniel Pauly coined the term "shifting...

312 pages
6 x 9
4 photos, 35 illustrations

Edited by David E. Naugle; Foreword by Mark S. Boyce

Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America offers a road map for securing our energy future while safeguarding our heritage. Contributors show how science can help craft solutions to conflicts between wildlife...

344 pages
6 x 9
23 illustrations

Climate Savvy
Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World

Climate change demands a change in how we envision, prioritize, and implement conservation and management of natural resources. Addressing threats posed by climate change cannot be simply an afterthought or an addendum, but must be integrated...

256 pages
7 x 10
60 illustrations

Safe Passages
Highways, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity

Safe Passages brings together in a single volume the latest information on the emerging science of road ecology as it relates to mitigating interactions between roads and wildlife. This practical handbook of tools and examples is designed...

424 pages
6 x 9
53 illustrations

Bird Migration and Global Change

Changes in seasonal movements and population dynamics of migratory birds in response to ongoing changes resulting from global climate changes are a topic of great interest to conservation scientists and birdwatchers around the world. Because of...

304 pages
6 x 9
9 illustrations

Conservation by Proxy
Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species

The vast scope of conservation problems has forced biologists and managers to rely on "surrogate" species to serve as shortcuts to guide their decision making. These species-known by a host of different terms, including indicator,...

400 pages
6 x 9
63 illustrations

Trophic Cascades
Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature

Trophic cascades—the top-down regulation of ecosystems by predators—are an essential aspect of ecosystem function and well-being. Trophic cascades are often drastically disrupted by human interventions—for example, when wolves...

488 pages
7 x 10
79 illustrations

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