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Gary Burness

in Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780520240247
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0002
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This chapter focuses on experimental approaches to the conservation of endangered species. It presents an overview of case studies on Hawaiian tree snails, amphibians, leatherback turtles, Cuban iguana, New Zealand birds, Australia's endangered marsupials, and Alaska's sea lion populations. It identifies some of the factors that threaten their survival and some of the approaches used in their management and recovery. It also emphasizes the important contribution of experimental biology to biodiversity conservation.

Keywords: endangered species; Hawaiian tree snails; amphibians; leatherback turtles; Cuban iguana; New Zealand birds; marsupials; sea lion; experimental biology; biodiversity conservation

Chapter.  1871 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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