New PDF release: Biodiversity: Exploring Values and Priorities in

By Dan L. Perlman, Glenn Adelson(auth.)

ISBN-10: 086542439X

ISBN-13: 9780865424395

ISBN-10: 144431355X

ISBN-13: 9781444313550

Biodiversity has develop into a buzzword within the environmental stream and in technology, and is more and more being taught in collage measure classes. This new textual content is designed as a primer, giving non-specialists an creation to the ancient context, present debates, and ongoing study during this topic.

Chapter 1 Legacies (pages 1–17):
Chapter 2 Conceptual issues of Biodiversity (pages 18–36):
Chapter three The position of Values (pages 37–51):
Chapter four variety (pages 52–66):
Chapter five Mapping the styles of Biodiversity (pages 67–101):
Chapter 6 Ambiguities (pages 102–124):
Chapter 7 Inventories (pages 125–138):
Chapter eight Articulating pursuits and environment Priorities (pages 139–154):
Chapter nine destiny instructions (pages 155–169):

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12. , "The Mismeasure of Biodiversity," in Fundamentals otConservation Biology (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Science, 1996), 23-25. 13. J. F. Franklin and R. '[ T. Forman, "Creating Landscape Patterns by Forest Cutting: Ecological Consequences and Principles," Landscape Ecology 1 (1987): 5-18. 14. Paul L. Angermeier and James R. Karr, "Biological Integrity Versus Biological Diversity as Policy Directives," Bioscience 44 (1994): 690-697. 15. For example, see P. L. " Comervation Biology 8 (1994): 600-602.

Some conservation decision makers have followed the lead of the economists in using such systems, the most well known of which is contingent valuation. These pricing systems, however, do not take into account the underlying values that motivate individuals to preserve the snail darter or to travel to a national park. Values are not amenable to such tools because they cannot be converted to a common currency that would allow for comparison. S. Endangered Species AcL The Supreme Court found for the fish in the landmark case, Tennessee Valley Authority v.

Indeed, they help to shape human values, by defining the realm of the possible and defining what is rare and what is common, and it is to values that we turn in the next chapter (see Figure 2-8). I~EXHORTATIONS Our goal in writing this book is to help the reader understand better the real-world implications and problems raised by exhortations to protect biodiversity. We believe that the concept of biodiversity is both more subtle and more difficult to employ in real-world situations than is commonly appreciated.

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