Wildlife Conservation on Farmland. 2 volume set


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Wildlife Conservation on Farmland. 2 volume set Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 672 ISBN: 9780199646838 Category:

Volume 1
Using more than 30 years research from the author team at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), this volume reveals how agricultural systems and wildlife interact, presenting examples from scales varying from landscape to microcosm, from populations to individuals, covering plants, invertebrates, birds, and mammals. It demonstrates the essential ecosystem services provided by agricultural land, and discusses the implications of agricultural development for natural habitats and biodiversity.

Volume 2
Many of the encounters between farming and wildlife, especially vertebrates, involve some level of conflict which can cause disadvantage to both the wildlife and the people involved. Through a series of WildCRU case-studies, this volume investigates the sources of the problems, and ultimately of the threats to conservation, discussing a variety of remedies and mitigations, and demonstrating the benefits of evidence-based, inter-disciplinary policy.

Weight1.73 kg
These books definitely can provide ideas to scientists and conservationists in tropical and subtropical areas, where intensive agriculture practices are rapidly destroying natural areas, who wish to convince farmers of the long-term advantages of sustainable farming and biodiversity-friendly practices. * Gabor Pozsgai, Conservation Biology * The research is compelling ... due to the clear writing style and plethora of case-studies, both volumes will be useful in the classroom, as well. Wildlife Conservation on Farmland is a must read * Samantha Noll, Biological Conservation * Overall, this is a testament to the achievements of David Macdonald with WildCRU, and these volumes now make his experiences and views generally available. As the chapters are extensively referenced, they are important source-works that will be of value to all concerned with wildlife conservation on lowland farmland in the UK. The books can be recommended without reservation. * David L. Hawksworth, Biodiversity and Conservation *

Author Biography

David W. Macdonald, Professor of Wildlife Conservation and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Ruth E. Feber, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford