New Biodiversity Book

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Thu Sep 2 11:01:30 CDT 1993


Of Interest to the Environmental Community

PERSPECTIVES ON BIODIVERSITY:
CASE STUDIES IN GENETIC RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT


Edited by

Christopher S. Potter, Joel I. Cohen, and Dianne Janczewski


This new collection of case studies presents biodiversity and genetic resource
 conservation in a broad and unique context.  The book includes timely examples
 of both plant and animal conservation at scales from local to global.  All case
 studies are expressly set against the background of development -- community,
 national or international, and the competing interests of corresponding
 stakeholders.  This volume brings together in one place the experiences of
 active field researchers in the area of genetic resource conservation and
 development in the search for common themes that might provide general lessons
 for students, policy makers, researchers and the conservation community at
 large.  Although dramatic examples of genetic resource depletion are presented,
 the book clearly demonstrates that there are in situ management techniques that
 appear to be successful in meeting the needs of both biodiversity conservation
 and sustainable development.

For more information, contact:
AAAS Press Books
P.O. Box 753
Dept. A85
Waldorf, MD  20604  USA
Tel. 301-654-5643
Fax: 301-843-0159



Table of Contents

Prologue
Biodiversity Studies: Science and Policy  P. R. Ehrlich and E. O. Wilson

Introduction
Conservation of  Biodiversity in Natural Habitats and the Concept of Genetic
 Potential   J. I. Cohen and C. S. Potter

Themes in Species and Genetic Resource Conservation
Conservation: Tactics for a Constant Crisis   M. E. Soule
An Evolutionary Basis for Conservation Strategies   T. L. Erwin
Balancing Species Preservation and Economic Considerations   H. J. Morowitz
Genetic Resource Conservation in Natural Habitats: Biological and Socioeconomic
 Dimensions  J. T. Williams

Case Studies of Biodiversity Conservation in Natural Habitats

Agroecosystems
Conserving Crops Genetic Resources in Latin America  through Framers'
 Participation   M. A. Altieri and C. Montecinos
Managing Diversity in Traditional Agroecosystems of Tropical Mexico  S.
 Gliessman
Conservation of Maize Crop Relatives in Guatemala   G. Wilkes

Fisheries and Wildlife
Conservation and Utilization of Genetic Resources in Capture and Culture
 Fisheries   J. S. Diana
Mangrove Ecosystem Biodiversity and Conservation in Ecuador   R. Twilley, A.
 Bodero, and D. Robadue
Primate Conservation and Ecotourism in Africa   W. Weber

Managed Forest Ecosystems
Ecologically-Sustainable Forest Management in the Peruvian Amazon  G. Hartshorn
 and W. Pariona A.
Managed Forest Gardens in West Kalimantan, Indonesia   C. Padoch and C. Peters
The Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest: A Case Study in Conservation and
 Economic Development.  D. S. Wilcove and J. T. Olson

Conservation and Regional Development
The Development of Training Programs for Conservation Research and Natural
 Resource Management  in Ecuador  D. A. Neill
Community and Governmental Experiences in Protecting Biodiversity in the Lowland
 Peruvian Amazon   M. Pinedo-Vasquez and C. Padoch
An Ecosystem Perspective on Threats to Biodiversity in Eastern Amazonia, Para
 State  C. Uhl, O. Bezerra, and A. Martini

Synthesis
The Potential of Biodiversity   C. S. Potter and J. I. Cohen

Index




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