Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation

Multidisciplinary and Forensic Approaches

Editors: Underkoffler, Susan C, Adams, Hayley R. (Eds.)

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  • Combines wildlife forensics and conservation medicine in a holistic manner
  • Complies with UN Sustainable Developmental Goal 15, Life on Land
  • Guides the reader through wildlife crime scene assessment and investigation
  • Illustrated by multiple case studies covering different animal species and regions
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This book addresses the multidisciplinary challenges in biodiversity conservation with a focus on wildlife crime and how forensic tools can be applied to protect species and preserve ecosystems. Illustrated by numerous case studies covering different geographical regions and species the book introduces to the fundamentals of biodiversity conflicts, outlines the unique challenges of wildlife crime scenes and reviews latest techniques in environmental forensics, such as DNA metagenomics. In addition, the volume explores the socio-economic perspective of biodiversity protection and provides an overview of national and international conservation laws. The field of conservation medicine stresses the importance of recognizing that human health, animal health, and ecosystem health are inextricably interdependent and the book serves as important contribution towards achieving the UN Sustainable Developmental Goals, in particular SDG 15, Life on Land.

The book addresses graduate students, scientists and veterinary professionals working in wildlife research and conservation biology.

About the authors

Susan Underkoffler, MFS, holds an Associates of Fine Arts degree, two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Conservation Biology and Scientific Illustration from Arcadia University and a Master of Forensic Science degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She has spent over ten years as a professional and consultant applying forensic and criminalistic techniques to the investigation of domestic animal, livestock and wildlife crimes, working with companion animal, environmental and wildlife organizations and agencies. For many years she was an environmental scientist, performing wetland delineations, site assessments, and wildlife and habitat evaluations and monitoring and prior to that she researched vaccine development using molecular biotechnology approaches with plants as vector systems. She is currently Director of the Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation graduate program at the University of Florida.

Susan has traveled nationally and internationally as an investigator, trainer, and educator for wildlife and animal cruelty investigations and has conducted published international research in several African countries. Her artwork and illustrations have received numerous awards and have been featured in many scientific publications and private collections. A passionate science communicator, she enjoys bringing to life her background, experiences and commitment to conservation through her art.


Hayley R. Adams, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, DACVM, has over 20 years of experience in wildlife veterinary medicine, conservation, and issues related to One Health in Africa. She created a charitable organization, Silent Heroes Foundation, in 2010 as a way of contributing to conservation & One Health efforts in Africa. In 2020 she converted Silent Heroes into a private foundation that provides small grants to support innovative and conscious conservation and One Health initiatives globally. She is a veterinarian and has a PhD in wildlife epidemiology and virology.  She is a board-certified Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Microbiology.  She teaches conservation medicine and related courses at the University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation.  She is an author with her first book, Conscious Conservation: Less Doing, More Being, and is currently working on her first novel about indigenous people living at the interface with wildlife.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Building Peace to Save Nature: Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Managing Conflicts in Conservation

    Pages 3-22

    Hodgson, Isla D. (et al.)

  • Transcending the Boundaries of Conservation and Community Development to Achieve Long-Term Sustainability for People and Planet

    Pages 23-45

    Naro, E. M. (et al.)

  • The Challenges of Conserving Biodiversity: A Spotlight on Southeast Asia

    Pages 47-66

    Strang, Kathryn (et al.)

  • Governance and Challenges of Wildlife Conservation and Management in Kenya

    Pages 67-99

    Otianga-Owiti, George E. (et al.)

  • Wildlife Conservation Law

    Pages 101-122

    Cooper, Margaret E.

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-64681-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation
Book Subtitle
Multidisciplinary and Forensic Approaches
Editors
  • Susan C Underkoffler
  • Hayley R. Adams
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64682-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64682-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-64681-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 485
Number of Illustrations
66 b/w illustrations, 137 illustrations in colour
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