This book, previously published in hardback, has now been republished in paperback and added to the growing number of titles in Chapman & Hall's Conservation Biology Series. Evaluation and Assessment for Conservation contains pertinent examples and case studies from around the world illustrating the issues faced by conservationists. In addition, it summarizes a very large amount of material from the scientific literature.
Importance and value of biodiversity. An ecological basis for evaluation and assessment. Methods of valuing nature and the environment. Assessment for conservation and protection. Ecological evaluation of biotic communities. Evaluation and assessment of areas for protection. Evaluation and assessment in planning and development. Epilogue. Appendices. Index.