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Austral Ark free pdf Australia and New Zealand are home to a remarkable and unique assemblage of flora and fauna. Sadly though, by virtue of their long isolation, and a naive and vulnerable biota, both countries have suffered substantial losses to biodiversity since European contact. Bringing together the contributions of leading conservation biologists, Austral Ark presents the special features and historical context of Austral biota, and explains what is being conserved and why. The threatening processes occurring worldwide are discussed, along with the unique conservation problems faced at regional level. At the same time, the book highlights many examples of conservation success resulting from the innovative solutions that have been developed to safeguard native species and habitats in both New Zealand and Australia. Austral Ark fills an important gap regarding wildlife gains and declines, and how best to take conservation forward to keep this extraordinary area of the world thriving.

About Adam Stow

Adam Stow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, Australia. His research focuses on three broad themes: conservation genetics, evolutionary processes and molecular ecology. He is Head of the Conservation Genetics Group which carries out research on animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, in both marine and terrestrial environments. He is a nominated scientific expert to the State and Federal Governments for Shark conservation and an academic editor for the open access scientific journal PLoS ONE. Norman Maclean is Emeritus Professor of Genetics at the University of Southampton. He is the Molecular Editor of the Journal of Fish Biology and has authored and edited a dozen books on Genetics as well as published about 150 papers. He is a member of the RSPB, BTO, Hants Wildlife Trust and Southampton Natural History Society, and has studied wildlife (as an amateur) in over 50 countries. In 2010 he edited Silent Summer: The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland, published by Cambridge University Press. Gregory I. Holwell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland. His research focuses on the behaviour, ecology, evolution and conservation of insects and other invertebrates throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Much of his research has centred on praying mantises, most recently investigating the impact of an invasive South African praying mantis on New Zealand's only native mantis. He is a passionate naturalist and advocate for the conservation of our little-known invertebrate fauna.

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Author : Adam Stow
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 22 December 2014
ISBN : 1107033543
EAN : 9781107033542
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 680 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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