Springer Earth System Sciences

Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation

Editors: Louys, Julien (Ed.)

  • First palaeontology book directly addressing both ecology and conservation science
  • Provides both case-studies and review articles, allowing readers to know what has been done and how it has been done
  • Includes an outlook chapter with future directions in ecology/conservation issues
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About this book

The fossil record contains unique long-term insights into how ecosystems form and function which cannot be determined simply by examining modern systems. It also provides a record of endangered species through time, which allow us to make conservation decisions based on thousands to millions of years of information. The aim of this book is to demonstrate how palaeontological data has been or could be incorporated into ecological or conservation scientific studies. This book will be written by palaeontologists for modern ecologists and conservation scientists. Manuscripts will fall into one (or a combination) of four broad categories: case studies, review articles, practical considerations and future directions. This book will serve as both a ‘how to guide’ and provide the current state of knowledge for this type of research. It will highlight the unique and critical insights that can be gained by the inclusion of palaeontological data into modern ecological or conservation studies.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is aimed at researchers working in ecology and conservation who are interested in making use of the vast amount of information stored within the fossil record. The greatest strength of the book is that it teaches conservation planners how to access the vertebrate paleontological record, in order to extract the long-term demographic data that they require. … it provides the building blocks required in order to achieve greater integration between palaeo- and neo-ecology and conservation biology … .” (Elizabeth S. Jeffers, Frontiers of biogeography, Vol. 5 (1), 2013)

“This book is a must read for ecologists interested in biodiversity and the impact that human populations are having on the environment. Louys … has done a superb job of pulling together papers that highlight the interaction between the fields of paleontology and ecology. … Valuable for all ecologists and students in paleontology (earth sciences) and ecological studies, as well as students and faculty with an interest in biodiversity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Students of all levels, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (T. A. Franz-Odendaal, Choice, Vol. 50 (4), December, 2012)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation: An Introduction

    Louys, Julien

    Pages 1-7

  • Paleontology and Ecology: Their Common Origins and Later Split

    Wilkinson, David M.

    Pages 9-22

  • Ecology Needs a Paleontological Perspective

    Louys, Julien (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Reconciling Scale in Paleontological and Neontological Data: Dimensions of Time, Space, and Taxonomy

    Bennington, J. (et al.)

    Pages 39-67

  • Building Links Between Ecology and Paleontology Using Taphonomic Studies of Recent Vertebrate Communities

    Behrensmeyer, Anna K. (et al.)

    Pages 69-91

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-25038-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-25037-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-44098-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation
Editors
  • Julien Louys
Series Title
Springer Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25038-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25038-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-25037-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44098-4
Series ISSN
2197-9596
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 274
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