1. The Roots of Conservation Biogeography

  1. Richard J. Ladle1,2 and
  2. Robert J. Whittaker1
  1. Robert J. Whittaker1 and
  2. Richard J. Ladle1,2

Published Online: 7 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390001.ch1

Conservation Biogeography

Conservation Biogeography

How to Cite

Whittaker, R. J. and Ladle, R. J. (2011) The Roots of Conservation Biogeography, in Conservation Biogeography (eds R. J. Ladle and R. J. Whittaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390001.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335040

Online ISBN: 9781444390001

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Keywords:

  • roots of conservation biogeography - roots, relevance, aims and values;
  • conservation biogeography - sub-set or sub-field of conservation biology;
  • real-world biogeographers, balancing roles - making the world a better place, and scientists' honesty and skilfulness over scientific limitations;
  • biogeography, scales of analysis of distribution of life - change through time;
  • modern conservation movement, 19th century - humans and the natural world;
  • rarity and endangerment, biological understanding - of policymaking, and biodiversity loss prevention;
  • conservation movement, diversified - ideas, on saving species from extinction;
  • biogeography, central to early theory - within conservation biology;
  • biogeographical science - sub-fields of biology, scientific guidance for biodiversity conservation;
  • conservation biogeography scope - biodiversity, natural and semi-natural habitat loss and fragmentation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is conservation biogeography?

  • The emergence of conservation biology and conservation biogeography

  • The scope of conservation biogeography

  • Outline of the following chapters

  • Suggested reading