conservation professional Books

  • Conservation Biology

    Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his experience as a conservation biologist, college teacher, and successful textbook author, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an ...

  • Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians

    This volume sets out to provide an overview of recent research on all aspects of amphibian ecology and behaviour and to illustrate its application to practical conservation measures for this major group of animals. Its broad scope makes it of relevance to students of general biology, ecology and conservation, but also to professionals in ...

  • Water Conservation in Urban Households

    On the one hand, population and economic growth are increasing the demand for water but on the other, environmental consequences of climate change, pollution and over extraction of groundwater are decreasing the worlds supply of fresh water. This makes the availability of water for human use one of the greatest global concerns of this century. ...

  • Monitoring Butterflies for Ecology and Conservation

    Previously published in hardback and now made available in paperback, this ground-breaking book is a must for all interested in butterflies, whether as conservation biologist, amateur or professional entomologist or as a student studying the phenomenon of butterfly populations as part of a number of biology, ecology or conservation courses. ...

  • Monitoring Butterflies for Ecology and Conservation

    Previously published in hardback and now made available in paperback, this ground-breaking book is a must for all interested in butterflies, whether as conservation biologist, amateur or professional entomologist or as a student studying the phenomenon of butterfly populations as part of a number of biology, ecology or conservation courses. ...

  • Management Planning for Nature Conservation

    Mike Alexander’s Management Planning for Nature Conservation brings a new dimension to the modern literature on conservation management. Combining key theories with real practice it fills a critical gap which has often hindered in-depth understanding of the planning process. The book provides historical and rational background which helps to ...

  • The Archaeologist´s Manual for Conservation

    'This manual is designed to take the mysticism out of archaeological artifact conservation and act as both reference and guide. It is intended as a tool to assist archaeologists in stabilizing a majority of the artifacts they excavate, or those already in storage. These stabilized archaeological collections will be preserved into the future, ...

  • The Archaeologist´s Manual for Conservation

    'This manual is designed to take the mysticism out of archaeological artifact conservation and act as both reference and guide. It is intended as a tool to assist archaeologists in stabilizing a majority of the artifacts they excavate, or those already in storage. These stabilized archaeological collections will be preserved into the future, ...

  • Risks and Decisions for Conservation and Environmental Management

    This book outlines how to conduct a complete environmental risk assessment. The first part documents the psychology and philosophy of risk perception and assessment, introducing a taxonomy of uncertainty and the importance of context. It provides a critical examination of the use and abuse of expert judgement and goes on to outline approaches to ...

  • Water Auditing and Water Conservation, 2nd Edition

    Water auditing is a method of quantifying water flows and quality in simple or complex systems, with a view to reducing water usage and often saving money on otherwise unnecessary water use. There is an increasing awareness around the globe of the centrality of water to our lives. This awareness crosses political and social boundaries. In many ...

  • Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America

    Synthesizes Decades of Research on Vernal Pools Science Pulling together information from a broad array of sources, Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America is a guide to the issues and solutions surrounding seasonal pools. Drawing on 15 years of experience, the editors have mined published literature, personal ...

  • Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America: Ecology and Conservation of Seasonal Wetlands in Northeastern North America

    Synthesizes Decades of Research on Vernal Pools Science. Pulling together information from a broad array of sources, Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America is a guide to the issues and solutions surrounding seasonal pools. Drawing on 15 years of experience, the editors have mined published literature, personal ...

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    M52 Water Conservation Programs - A Planning Manual, Second Edition

    This manual provides water utilities and other industry professionals with the skills and information to develop, implement, and measure the success of a water conservation program. Those with an existing conservation program discover areas of improvement using a more comprehensive approach. M52 also discusses water conservation rates, community ...

  • Beyond fences : seeking social sustainability in conservation. Vol.1 : A process companion

    Understanding and managing the concerns of local people is essential for the success of most, if not all, conservation initiatives. These two volumes are a resource set designed to help professionals employed in conservation initiatives to identify the social concerns that are relevant for their work, assess options for action and implement them. ...

  • Beyond fences : seeking social sustainability in conservation. Vol.2 : A resource book

    Understanding and managing the concerns of local people is essential for the success of most, if not all, conservation initiatives. These two volumes are a resource set designed to help professionals employed in conservation initiatives to identify the social concerns that are relevant for their work, assess options for action and implement them. ...

  • Selling Forest Environmental Services: Market-based Mechanisms for Conservation and Development

    Forest destruction throughout the world poses significant risks. Not only are forests a source of valuable timber and non-timber proudcts, but they also provide important environmental services that help sustain life on earth.Only rarely do beneficiaries pay for the services they receive, however, resulting in low incentives to conserve forests, ...

  • Sacred natural sites : guidelines for protected area managers

    Sacred sites are the oldest form of protected areas and many of them are very important biodiversity reservoirs. This book will help conservation professionals and the custodians of sacred sites interested in the role of cultural and spiritual values in nature conservation to ensure the long-term survival of such valuable ...

  • An inventory of Brazilian wetlands

    The first overall study of wetlands in Brazil, this inventory provides data for assessment of the ecological and economic value of these areas. Intended for researchers, students, professionals and environmentalists as well as social groups interested in the preservation, conservation and sustainable use of ...

  • Environmental Management Glossary (4th Edition)

    The Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Soil and Water Conservation Glossary was first published in 1952 under the direction of Arnold J. Baur. It has been revised, expanded, and reprinted as the Resource Conservation Glossary in 1970, 1976, and 1982. This fourth edition sees a name change to Environmental Management Glossary, which ...

  • Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants, MOP 8, 5th Edition

    This globally renowned publication is the principal reference for contemporary plant design practices of wastewater engineering professionals, augmented by performance information from operating facilities. This 3000-page manual incorporates the collective experience of more than 300 practicing professionals. The update of this 11-year-old ...

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