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

The Wolf's Tooth
Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity

Animals such as wolves, sea otters, and sharks exert a disproportionate influence on their environment; dramatic ecological consequences can result when they are removed from—or returned to—an ecosystem.   In The Wolf's...

272 pages
6 x 9
5 illustrations

State of the Wild 2010-2011
A Global Portrait

Edited by Eva Fearn; Foreword by Ward Woods

State of the Wild is a biennial series that brings together international conservation experts and writers to discuss emerging issues in the conservation of wildlife and wild places. Each volume in the series combines evocative writings with a...

264 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 175 photos, 3 illustrations

Polar Bears
Proceedings of the 15th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 June-3 July 2009

Martyn E. Obbard, Gregory W. Thiemann, Elizabeth Peacock, and Terry D. DeBruyn

These 15th Proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears in the circumpolar Arctic. Together with the previous 14 proceedings, they provide an historic record of the international effort in...

235 pages
8.8 x 11.2

Foundations of Ecological Resilience

Ecological resilience provides a theoretical foundation for understanding how complex systems adapt to and recover from localized disturbances like hurricanes, fires, pest outbreaks, and floods, as well as large-scale perturbations such as...

496 pages
6 x 9
80 illustrations

Wildlife in a Changing World
An Analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Edited by Jean-Christophe Vie, Craig Hilton-Taylor, and Simon N. Stuart

Wildlife in a Changing World presents an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Beginning with an explanation of the IUCN Red List as a key conservation tool, it goes on to discuss the state of the world’s species...

155 pages
8.2 x 11.5

The Rebirth of Environmentalism
Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear

Over the past two decades, a select group of small but highly effective grassroots organizations have achieved remarkable success in protecting endangered species and forests in the United States. The Rebirth of Environmentalism tells for...

304 pages
6 x 9
3 illustrations

Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes

Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes brings a century of scientific research to bear on improving the relationship between people and fire.


In recent years, some scientists have argued that current patterns of fire...

628 pages
7 x 10
129 photos and illustrations


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