Fundamentos de conservación biológica. Perspectivas latinoamericanas ( Literatura) (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Hardcover – January 1, by Primack . Abstract. Salazar-Bravo reviews FUNDAMENTOS DE CONSERVACION BIOLOGICA: PERSPECTIVAS LATINOAMERICANAS edited by R. B. Primack, R. Rozzi. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Fundamentos de Conservación Biológica: Perspectivas Latinoamericanas | R. B. Primack, R. Rozzi.

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The authors present clearly and succinctly some of the most pressing issues, from lack of coordination among conservation organizations to the lack of correspondence between environmental legislation and environmental practice. Fundamentos is not only the most recent textbook on conservation biology available to a Spanish-speaking audience in the last decades, it is also the best I have seen so far.

Having said that, it is only fair to point out that the book is not error-free and that a fjndamentos aspects of the book could be improved in a future edition. This book is a tremendous resource; it serves not only as a fact-finding reference to the biology and ecology of Latin America, but also as an encyclopedia of the conservation issues facing the region.

Viability of the critically endangered African wild ass Equus africanus population on Messir Plateau Eritrea. Center for Epidemiology and Zoonoses, Dept. Also, and almost by necessity, they can only offer a very broad perspective on the conservation issues facing many biomes of the world; consequently, their usage in curricular activities is hindered at colleges and universities in the very places where the most pressing conservation issues occur.

Rozzi criticizes a globalized society, heavily priamck on market rules, and blames it as the source of most recent environmental problems.


The subject of this review is its adapted version in Spanish. Several typographical primavk missing commas, extra periods are evident, and at least in one case they can be misleading: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

In fact, he proposes p. The secret life of possums: Jorge Salazar-Bravo; Primack, R. Few and far between although the trend appears to have reversed lately, [e. They conclude that only an interdisciplinary approach will overcome the multitude of complex and multidimensional problems that conservation biology faces in Latin America. Essentials of Conservation Biology Primack is one of the better known textbooks in the discipline and has been translated into several languages e.

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Assessing space use in meadow voles: In Chapter X, R. Increase in mercury contamination recorded in lacustrine sediments bioloogica deforestation in the central Amazon. Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. Let’s hope that there is still time to instill a bit of ethics into conservation.

In these situations, we are called upon to use the language of a consdrvacion society to transmit a message that is both socially sound and culturally compromised. In the preface, the editors write: This shortcoming is partially abridged by the translation and adaptation of such textbooks into several different languages in different parts of the world. Citing articles via Google Scholar.

Fundamentos de Conservacion Biologica : Perspectivas Latinoamericanas

For example, only passing mention is made of the tremendous impact on both wildlife and human health that large-scale contamination by heavy metals e. Email alerts New issue alert.

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Close mobile search bioolgica Article navigation. Two chapters Chapters X and XXII in Fundamentos were re-written and critically improved for this book; the former addresses environmental ethics and the latter emphasizes conservation challenges in Latin America.


This is perhaps justified, but at the moment of truth, when we as scientists and conservationists are involved in policy-making and decision-taking, we are forced to use the economic language and the rules that politicians understand.

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Although the structure of Fundamentos closely follows that of Essentials in most major aspects, it is unique for several reasons, two of which merit special recognition. This very point may be what sets Fundamentos apart from other textbooks on conservation biology.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Conservation biology, the incorporation of biological principles in the design of strategies for the sustainable management of populations, species, and entire ecosystems, is emerging as a major transdiscipline.

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False-positive occupancy models produce less-biased occupancy estimates for a rare and elusive bat species. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. That said, I realize that many biiologica colleagues and issues of paramount importance for and from the region were not addressed or included. Moreover, the inclusion of study cases is extremely well conceived.