10. Prospects and Challenges

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

Published Online: 7 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390001.ch10

Conservation Biogeography

Conservation Biogeography

How to Cite

Ladle, R. J. and Whittaker, R. J. (2011) Prospects and Challenges, in Conservation Biogeography (eds R. J. Ladle and R. J. Whittaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390001.ch10

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:

  • future directions - conservation biogeography, prospects and challenges;
  • conservation biogeography, not a cure-all - what and where to protect, and different policies;
  • biogeographers' role - goals of conservation, through education and public engagement;
  • conservation biogeographers, and challenges - impact on global diversity conservation;
  • robust biogeographical data role - conservation biogeography, addressing Wallacean and Linnean shortfalls;
  • scale dependency - central importance in conservation biogeography;
  • sensitivity analyses - modelling future processes, and patterns of diversity change;
  • role of citizen science, in conservation biogeography - and success of citizen science programmes;
  • success of reconciliation ecology - ‘pushing’ nature back up species–area curve;
  • conservation biogeographers - ensuring public support for nature conservation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why we need conservation biogeography

  • The challenges

  • Looking to the future