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Textbook Resources for Teaching Conservation Biology

Compiled by the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC; http://cbc.amnh.org)

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Conservation Biology Texts

Board on Science and Technology for International Development. 1992. Conserving Biodiversity: A Research Agenda for Development Agencies. U.S. National Research Council, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Bradstock, R. A., T. D. Auld, D. A. Keith, R. T. Kingsford, D. Lunney, and D. P. Sivertsen, eds. 1995. Conserving Biodiversity: Threats and Solutions. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, Australia.

Caughley, G., and A. Gunn. 1996. Conservation Biology in Theory and Practice. Blackwell Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Cox, G. W. 2005. Conservation Biology: Concepts and Applications. McGraw-Hill, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.A.

Dobson, A. P. 1996. Conservation and Biodiversity. Scientific American Library, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Donovan, T., and C. W. Welden. 2001. Spreadsheet Exercises in Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Ehrenfeld D (1970) Biological conservation. Holt, Rinehart & Winston,
New York.

Feinsinger, P. 2001. Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation. Island Press and The Nature Conservancy, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Fiedler, P. L., and S. K. Jain, eds. 1992. Conservation Biology: The theory and practice of nature conservation, preservation, and management. Chapman & Hall, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Festa-Bianchet M &  M Apollonio (eds) 2003. Animal Behavior and Wildlife
Conservation. Island Press, Covello.

Frankel OH & ME Soule. 1981. Conservation and evolution. Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge.

Gaston, K. J., and J. I. Spicer. 2004. Biodiversity: An Introduction. Blackwell Science, Oxford, U.K.

Gibbs, J. P., M. L. Hunter Jr., and E. J. Sterling. 1998. Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management: Exercises for Class, Field, and Laboratory. Blackwell Science, Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Gosling, L. M., and W. J. Sutherland, eds. 2000. Behaviour and Conservation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Groom, M. J., G. K. Meffe, and C. R. Carroll. 2006. Principles of Conservation Biology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Heywood, V.H. (ed.) 1995. Global biodiversity assessment. Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge.

Hunter Jr., M. L. 2002. Fundamentals of Conservation Biology. Blackwell Science, Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Jeffries, M. J. 1997. Biodiversity and Conservation. Routledge, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Leveque, C., and J.-C. Mounolou. 2003. Biodiversity. John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex, England.

Lyndermayer DB & JF Franklin (2002) Conserving forest biodiversity: a
comprehensive multiscaled approach. Island Press, Covello.

MacDonald, D. 2006. Key Topics in Conservation Biology. Blackwell Publishing.

Marty, P., F.-D. Vivien, J. Lepart, and R. Larrere, eds. 2005. Les Biodiversites: Objets, Theories, Pratiques. CNRS Editions, Paris, France.

McNeely, J.A., K.R. Miller, W.V. Reid, R.A. Mittermeier & T.B. Werner.  1990.
Conserving the World´s biological diversity. IUCN, Gland, WRI, CI, WWF-
US & World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Meffe , G.K & C.R. Carroll.1994. Principles of conservation biology. 
Sinauer, Sunderland.

Mills, L. Scott 2006. Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Blackwell Science, Oxford, U. K.

Milner-Gulland, E. J., and R. Mace. 1998. Conservation of Biological Resources. Blackwell Science, Oxford, U.K.

Moritz, C., and J. Kikkawa. 1994. Conservation Biology in Australia and Oceania. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, Australia.

Morris Gosling L &  WJ Sutherland (eds) 2000. Behaviour and Conservation.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Morris, W. F., and D. F. Doak. 2002. Quantitative Conservation Biology: Theory and Practice of Population Viability Analysis. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Mulder, M. B., and P. Coppolillo. 2005. Conservation: Linking Ecology, Economics, and Culture. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.

New, T. R. 2000. Conservation Biology: An Introduction for Southern Australia. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

Newman, E. I. 2000. Applied Ecology and Environmental Management. Blackwell Science, Oxford, U.K.

Norse, E. A., and L. B. Crowder, eds. 2005. Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity. Island Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Norton BG (1987) Why preserve natural variety? Princeton University Press,
Princeton.

Patent, D. H. 1996. Biodiversity. Clarion Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Perlman, D. L., and G. Adelson. 1997. Biodiversity: Exploring Values and Priorities in Conservation. Blackwell Science, Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Primack, R. B. 2004a. A Primer of Conservation Biology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Primack, R. B. 2004b. Essentials of Conservation Biology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Pullin, A. S. 2002. Conservation Biology. University Press, Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.

Ray, G. C., and J. McCormick-Ray. 2004. Coastal-Marine Conservation: Science and Policy. Blackwell Science, Malden, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Reaka-Kudla, M. L., D. E. Wilson, and E. O. Wilson, eds. 1997. Biodiversity II: Understanding and Protecting Our Biological Resources. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Reid, W.V. & K.R. Miller 1989. Keeping options alive: the scientific basis
for conserving biodiversity. World Resources Institute, Washington D.C.

Schonewlad-Cox CM, SM Chambersm B MacBryde & L Thomas (eds) 1983.  Generics
and conservation: a reference for managinf wild animal and plat
populations. Benjamin-Cummings, Menlo park.

Sinclair, A. R. E., J. M. Fryxell, and G. Caughley. 2006. Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management. Blackwell Publishing.

Soulé ME (ed) 1986. Conservation biology: the science of scarcity and
diversity- Sinauer, Sunderland.

Soulé ME (ed) 1987 Viable populations for conservation. Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge.

Soule, M. E., E. A. Norse, L. B. Crowder, and M. C. B. Institute, eds. 2005. Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining in the Sea's Biodiversity. Island Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Soulé ME & GH Orians (eds) 2001. Conservation biology: research priorities
for the next decade. Island Press, Washington.

Soule, M. E., and B. A. Wilcox, eds. 1980. Conservation Biology: An Evolutionary-Ecological Perspective. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Spellerberg, I. F., ed. 1996. Conservation Biology. Longman Group, Essex, England.

Stone, C. P., and D. P. Stone, eds. 1989. Conservation Biology in Hawai'i. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Sutherland, W. J., ed. 1996. Ecological Census Techniques: A Handbook. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Sutherland, W. J., ed. 1998. Conservation Science and Action. Blackwell Science, Oxford, U.K.

Sutherland, W. J. 2000. The Conservation Handbook: Research, Management and Policy. Blackwell Science, Oxford, U.K.

Van Dyke, F. 2002. Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications. McGraw-Hill Education, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Van Dyke, F. 2003. A Workbook in Conservation Biology: Solving Practical Problems in Conservation. McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Weddell, B. J. 2002. Conserving Living Natural Resources In the Context of a Changing World. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Wilson, E. O., ed. 1988. Biodiversity. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Wilson, E. O., and D. L. Perlman. 2002. Conserving Earth's Biodiversity. An interactive learning experience for studying conservation biology and environmental science. Island Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1992. Global biodiversity: status of
the Earth´s living resources. Chapman & Hall, London.


Conservation Biology Texts in Latin America

Latin America
Argentina
Bolivia
Columbia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Chile
Ecuador
Mexico
Paraguay
Peru
Venezuela

Latin America

Biodiversity Support Program, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Resources Institute & World Wildlife Fund. 1995. A regional analysis of geographic priorities for biodiversity conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Biodiversity Support Program, Washington, D.C.
Campbell, D.G. & H.D. Hammond (eds.). 1988. Floristic inventory of tropical countries. New York Botanical Garden, New York.

Ceballos G & JA Simonetti (eds) 2003. Diversidad y conservación de los mamíferos neotropicales. CONABIO, México DF.

Dinerstein, E., D.M. Olson, D.J. Graham, A.L. Webster, S.A. Primm, M.P.
Bookbinder & G. Ledec. 1995. Una evaluación del estado de conservación de las ecoregiones terrestres de América Latina y el Caribe. WWF & Banco Mundial, Washington, D.C.

Halffter, G. (comp.). 1992. La diversidad biológica de Iberoamérica. I.
Acta Zoológica Mexicana, número especial 1992.

Olson, D., E. Dinerstein, P. Canevari, I. Davidson, G. Castro, V. Morriset, R. Abell & E. Toledo (eds.) 1998. Freshwater biodiversity of Latin America and the Caribbean: a conservation assessment. Biodiversity Support Program, Washington, D.C.

Argentina

Chebez, J.C. 1994. Los que se van: especies argentinas en peligro.
Editorial Albatros, Buenos Aires.

Bolivia

Ergueta, P. & C. de Morales (eds.) 1996. Libro rojo de los vertebrados de Bolivia. Centro de Datos para la Conservación, La Paz.

Ibish PL & G Medina (eds) 2003. Biodiversidad: la riqueza de Bolivia.
Estado de conocimiento y conservación. Editorial FAN, SAnta Cruz.

Marconi, M. (ed.) 1992. Conservación de la diversidad biológica en Bolivia.
Centro de Datos para la Conservación, La Paz.

Colombia

Andrade, G., J.P. Ruiz & R. Gómez. 1992. Biodiversidad, conservación y uso de recursos naturales: Colombia en el contexto internacional. Cerec, Santa Fé de Bogotá.

Rangel, J.O. (ed.) 1995. Colombia: diversidad biótica. Editorial Guadalupe, Santa Fé de Bogotá.

Costa Rica

Janzen, D. (ed.). 1983. Costa Rica natural history. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Cuba

Borhidi, A. & O. Muñiz. 1983. Catálogo de plantas cubanas amenazadas o extinguidas. Editorial Academia, La Habana.

Chile

Alveal, K. & T. Antezana (eds.) 2001. Sustentabilidad de la biodiversidad:
un problema actual. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción.

Benoit, I.L. (ed.) 1989. Libro rojo de la flora terrestre de Chile.
Corporación Nacional Forestal, Santiago.

Elizalde, R. 1970. La sobrevivencia de Chile. El Escudo Impresores Editores, Santiago.

Glade, A. (ed.). 1988. Libro rojo de los vertebrados terrestres de Chile.
Corporación Nacional Forestal, Santiago.

Espinoza, G., P. Pisani, L. Contreras & P. Camus (eds.) 1994. Perfil ambiental de Chile. Conama, Santiago.

Figueroa, E. & J.A. Simonetti (eds.) 2003. Globalización y biodiversidad:
oportunidades y desafíos para la sociedad chilena. Editorial Universitaria, Santiago.

Instituto de Asuntos Públicos, Universidad de Chile. 2002. Informe País:
Estado del medio ambiente en Chile 2002. LOM Ediciones, Santiago.

Muñoz, M., H. Núñez & J. Yáñez (eds.) 1996. Libro rojo de los sitios prioritarios para la conservación de la diversidad biológica en Chile.
Corporación Nacional Forestal, Santiago.

Simonetti, J.A., M.T.K. Arroyo, A.E. Spotorno & E. Lozada (eds.) 1995.
Diversidad biológica de Chile. Conicyt, Santiago.

Ecuador

Mena, P.A. & L. Suárez (eds.) 1993. La investigación para la conservación de la diversidad biológica del Ecuador. EcoCiencia, Quito.

Mexico

Flores, O. & P. Gerez. 1988. Conservación en México: síntesis sobre vertebrados terestres, vegetación y uso del suelo. Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones sobre Recursos Bióticos, Xalapa.

Gío, R. & E. López (eds.). 1993. Diversidad biológica en México. Revista de la Sociedad Mexicana de Historia Natural 44.

Llorente, J., A.N. García & E. González (eds.). 1996. Biodiversidad, taxonomía y biogeografía de los artrópodos de México: hacia una síntesis de su conocimiento. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

Ramamoorthy, T.P., R. Bye, A. Lot & J.E. Fa (eds.). 1993. Biological diversity of Mexico: origins and distributions. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Sarukhán, J. & R. Dirzo (eds.) 1992. México ante los retos de la biodiversidad. Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, México, D.F.

Paraguay

Romero, O. (ed.) 1996. Colecciones de flora y fauna del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay, Asunción.

Perú

Wilson, D.E. & A. Sandoval (eds.).1996. Manu: the biodiversity of southeastern Peru. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Venezuela

Rodriguez JP & F Rojas-Suárez 1995. Libro rojo de la fauna venezolana.
Provita, Caracas.