CABI Key Questions Series

Key Questions in Applied Ecology and Conservation

A Study and Revision Guide

Paperback
December 2020
9781789248494
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    23rd December 2020
  • ISBN 9781789248494
  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$27.95

An understanding of applied ecology and conservation is an important requirement of a wide range of programs of study including applied biology, ecology, environmental science and wildlife conservation.

This book is a study and revision guide for students following such programs. It contains 600 multiple-choice questions (and answers) set at three levels -- foundation, intermediate and advanced -- and grouped into 10 major topic areas:

History and foundations of applied ecology and conservation

Environmental pollution and perturbations

Wildlife and conservation biology

Restoration biology and habitat management

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries management

Pest, weed and disease management

Urban ecology and waste management

Global environmental change

Environmental and wildlife law and policy

Environmental assessment, monitoring and modelling

The book has been produced in a convenient format so that it can be used at any time in any place. It allows the reader to learn and revise the meaning of terms used in applied ecology and conservation, study the effects of pollution on ecosystems, the management, conservation and restoration of wildlife populations and habitats, urban ecology, global environmental change, environment law and much more. The structure of the book allows the study of one topic area at a time, progressing through simple questions to those that are more demanding. Many of the questions require students to use their knowledge to interpret information provided in the form of graphs, data or photographs.

1: History and foundations of applied ecology and conservation
2: Environmental pollution and perturbations
3: Wildlife and conservation biology
4: Restoration biology and habitat management
5: Agriculture, forestry and fisheries management
6: Pest, weed and disease management
7: Urban ecology and waste management
8: Global environmental change
9: Environmental and wildlife law and policy
10: Environmental assessment, monitoring and modelling
11: Answers

Paul A. Rees

Paul Rees was a senior lecturer in the School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford, United Kingdom, for 22 years until his retirement in 2020. He holds a BSc in Environmental Biology from the University of Liverpool and a PhD in animal ecology and behavior from the University of Bradford. Paul previously lectured at three Further Education Colleges and a Higher Education College in the United Kingdom, and trained biology teachers at Sokoto College of Education in Nigeria. He has taught from GCE ‘O’/GCSE level to MSc level and has been an external examiner for a range of taught programs, from Higher National Diploma to MSc level, at six British universities. Paul has published papers on mammal behavior and ecology, wildlife law, and the role of zoos in conservation, along with eight textbooks concerned with ecology, zoo biology, wildlife law and elephants. He is the author of Key Questions in Ecology: A Study and Revision Guide and Key Questions in Applied Ecology and Conservation: A Study and Revision Guide.

environment; conservation; restoration biology; perturbation; climate change; wildlife law; wildlife policy; applied biology