Conservation by Proxy: Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species (Paperback)
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Conservation by Proxy: Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 21/07/2010
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Because of the scope of conservation problems, biologists and managers often rely on 'surrogate' species to act as proxies to represent larger conservation issues. In "Conservation by Proxy", conservation biologist and field researcher Tim Caro offers systematic definitions of surrogate species concepts, explores the theories behind them, considers how surrogate species are chosen, examines evidence for and against their utility, and makes recommendations for their continued use. "Conservation by Proxy" is a benchmark reference that provides clear definitions and common understanding of the evidence and theory behind surrogate species. It is the first book to review and bring together literature on more than fifteen types of surrogate species, enabling us to assess their role in conservation and offering guidelines on how they can be used most effectively.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597261937
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd None ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Surrogate species have been a holy grail for establishing conservation targets and measureing success. Conservation by Proxy distinguishes precise definitions from buzzwords, which is essential for credible application of concepts to practice. Compelling examples are drawn from virtually every ecosystem and level of biological organization. This impressive synthesis will promote both honesty about the inferences surrogates can provide and consideration of alternative metrics for assessing environmental status and trends."
--Erica Fleishman "Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara "
"Caro cleans up terminology and infrequently tested hypotheses to produce an insightful account of core ideas in conservation. Practitioners will benefit from his conceptual clarity when planning their conservation actions."
--Stuart Pimm "Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke University "
"Tim Caro brings order to a long-neglected area of conservation with remarkably lucid logic."
--Hugh Possingham "Professor of Ecology and Mathematics, University of Queensland, Australia "
"Conservation biology has emerged over the past twenty-five years as an important new subdiscipline, central to the management of the natural world and its nonvoting species. Tim Caro's comprehensive review examines the successes and shortcomings of difference scientific, economic, and aesthetic approaches to protecting endangered species and their habitats. Conservation by Proxy uses an elegant blend of quantitative comparisons and insightful examples to illustrate what has worked and what has failed. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with the conservation of biodiversity in the critical next few decades."
--Andy Dobson "Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University "

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