Chapter 1. Introduction: The Role of Science in Conservation

  1. Michael J. Conroy and
  2. John P. Carroll

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch1

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

How to Cite

Conroy, M. J. and Carroll, J. P. (2009) Introduction: The Role of Science in Conservation, in Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303155.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190985

Online ISBN: 9781444303155



  • role of science in conservation;
  • evolution of conservation science;
  • conservation advocacy;
  • conservation biology and inadequate funding;
  • models as part of everyday life;
  • population viability analysis (PVA);
  • science and conservation of wildlife integration;
  • modeling approaches and adaptive management - critical components of conservation research “system”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Evolution of conservation science

  • Conservation under fire

  • Structure of the book