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New and Forthcoming A Less Green and Pleasant Land Our Threatened Wildlife Norman Maclean University of Southampton

Disentangling the facts from the hype, this ‘Domesday book’ of the British and Irish countryside offers a definitive and up-to-date survey of the state of our wildlife today. Norman Maclean, editor of the bestselling Silent Summer, examines the latest findings of Britain and Ireland’s top wildlife experts and interprets them for a wider audience. Beautifully illustrated with colour plates and wood engravings throughout, this accessible and timely study reveals just how rapidly our countryside and its wildlife are changing, why we should be concerned, and what we can do about it. ‘I hope that you will read, consider, mull and mould all [the book’s] ideas in your minds and then feel empowered and motivated to help move wildlife conservation in the UK into a new era … before it’s too late’ Chris Packham, Naturalist, Wildlife Photographer and TV Presenter, from the Foreword

• Written in a jargon-free style that will engage anyone interested in wildlife and conservation 2013 228 x 152 mm 300pp 9 b/w illus.  16 colour illus.   978-1-107-67323-6 Paperback c. £16.99 Publication January 2014


Conservation Second edition Clive Hambler and Susan M. Canney University of Oxford

Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition reflects trends towards embracing multiple disciplines, considering the links between ecology and the social sciences and bringing conservation to the heart of sustainability and environmental policy. ‘This book is exceptional in many ways. It captures the essence of the naturalist’s fascination with the diversity of life while at the same time covering comprehensively the history and basics of conservation biology and the importance of conservation for the future of our planet. In the post Rio+20 world, there is growing recognition of the fact that nature must be central to sustainable development and not just an interesting side issue. This book makes a major contribution to demonstrating this, and overall greatly enhances our understanding of conservation in general. A must read for everyone, and especially for students, researchers, and conservation practitioners.’ Russell A. Mittermeier, President, Conservation International 2013 246 x 189 mm 424pp 80 b/w illus.  22 colour illus.  42 tables   978-0-521-18168-6 Paperback £27.99 eBook available

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Ecological Reviews Series Birds and Habitat Relationships in Changing Landscapes Edited by Robert J. Fuller

British Trust for Ornithology, Norfolk

Loss and degradation of habitat is a huge problem facing birds worldwide. Using examples from Europe, North America and Australia, this book highlights critical issues concerning how birds select and use their habitats. A valuable resource for those who study, manage or protect bird habitats. ‘… this book provides the first major review of avian habitat selection in over twenty years. It offers a synthesis of concepts, patterns and issues that will interest students, researchers and conservation practitioners.’ Ian Paulsen, The Birdbooker Report (guardian. Ecological Reviews

2012 247 x 174 mm 554pp 92 b/w illus.  18 tables   978-0-521-89756-3 Hardback £70.00 978-0-521-72233-9 Paperback £40.00 eBook available

Forests and Global Change Edited by David A. Coomes

such as climate, atmospheric composition, land-use change and forest fragmentation. Presenting research from temperate and tropical ecosystems, the authors highlight their latest findings from plots, satellites and models. Ecological Reviews

2013 247 x 174 mm 464pp 82 b/w illus.  12 colour illus.  26 tables   978-1-107-04185-1 Hardback c. £75.00 978-1-107-61480-2 Paperback c. £35.00 Publication November 2013

Trait-Mediated Indirect Interactions Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives Edited by Takayuki Ohgushi Kyoto University, Japan

Oswald Schmitz Yale University, Connecticut

and Robert D. Holt University of Florida

Trait-mediated indirect effects are ubiquitous in ecosystems and play an important role in shaping ecological communities. This book synthesizes many facets of trait-mediated indirect effects, incorporating them into the conceptual framework of ecology and providing new insights into a range of ecological processes.

University of Cambridge

Ecological Reviews

David F. R. P. Burslem

2012 247 x 174 mm 571pp 75 b/w illus.  14 colour illus.   978-1-107-00183-1 Hardback £70.00 978-0-521-17313-1 Paperback £40.00

University of Aberdeen

and William D. Simonson University of Cambridge

This volume provides valuable information for students, academics and practitioners interested in how forests respond to global change phenomena

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Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series Landslide Ecology Lawrence R. Walker University of Nevada, Las Vegas

and Aaron B. Shiels USDA National Wildlife Research Center, Hawaii

Summarising the latest research on the ecological consequences of landslides, this book provides a framework for using ecological tools in predicting, stabilising and restoring landslides. It demonstrates how soils, plants and animals respond to landslide destruction, presenting ecological approaches as economical and resilient supplements to landslide management. Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

2012 228 x 152 mm 314pp 68 b/w illus.  16 colour illus.  17 tables   978-0-521-19052-7 Hardback £75.00 978-0-521-17840-2 Paperback £35.00 eBook available

Nature’s Wealth

The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Poverty Edited by Pieter J. H. van Beukering Elissaios Papyrakis Jetske Bouma and Roy Brouwer Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Based on eighteen studies in more than twenty developing countries, this book explores the role of biodiversity-, marine-, forest-, water- and land-related ecosystem services in supporting the livelihoods of the poor around the world. The authors present innovative management opportunities that improve local livelihoods and alleviate poverty while enhancing ecosystem protection. Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

2013 228 x 152 mm 439pp 45 b/w illus.  4 colour illus.  68 tables   978-1-107-02715-2 Hardback £75.00 978-1-107-69804-8 Paperback £35.00 eBook available

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Resilience and the Cultural Landscape Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments Edited by Tobias Plieninger

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

and Claudia Bieling Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

By linking the research communities on ‘cultural landscapes’ and ‘resilience’, this book develops a new perspective on landscape changes. Based on firm conceptual contributions and rich case studies, it will appeal to anyone interested in analysing and managing change in human-shaped environments in the context of sustainability. 2012 247 x 174 mm 361pp 68 b/w illus.  13 tables   978-1-107-02078-8 Hardback £45.00 eBook available


Reshaping Environments

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability in a Complex World Edited by Helena Bender University of Melbourne

Reshaping Environments brings together a range of experts from different disciplines to examine the diverse influences humans have upon the natural environment. The book draws on current theories and case studies to help students and general readers develop core analytical skills for application to real-world environmental issues. 2012 255 x 189 mm 414pp 83 b/w illus.  12 colour illus.   978-1-107-68866-7 Paperback £50.00 eBook available

Urban Ecosystems

Ecological Principles for the Built Environment Frederick R. Adler University of Utah

and Colby J. Tanner Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

This book provides the tools students need to understand how urban ecosystems work. It uses a comparative approach that is ideal for students new to the field, demonstrating that ecological mechanisms, rather than simple rules, are the key to understanding how ecological principles play out in cities around the world. 2013 247 x 174 mm 353pp 100 b/w illus.  89 colour illus.   978-0-521-76984-6 Hardback £95.00 978-0-521-74613-7 Paperback £38.00

Restoration and Reclamation of Boreal Ecosystems

Attaining Sustainable Development Edited by Dale Vitt Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

and Jagtar Bhatti Canadian Forest Service

Boreal ecosystems contain one-third of the world’s forests, but at a time of global climate change these regions are under increasing threat. By focussing on applying empirical research and achieving conceptual understanding, the authors, leaders in the field, provide information for ecologically sound restoration and sustainable development of boreal ecosystems. 2012 228 x 152 mm 424pp 90 b/w illus.  9 colour illus.  30 tables   978-1-107-01571-5 Hardback £70.00 eBook available

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Ecology and Conservation of Estuarine Ecosystems Lake St Lucia as a Global Model Edited by Renzo Perissinotto Derek D. Stretch University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

and Ricky H. Taylor Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, South Africa

A scientific and management guide to the St Lucia estuary, the world’s first protected, and Africa’s largest, estuarine ecosystem. It provides an essential reference for researchers and students in marine, estuarine and inland water sciences, and a unique source of information and insight for environmental managers, resource planners and ecotourists. 2013 246 x 189 mm 511pp 80 b/w illus.  80 colour illus.   978-1-107-01975-1 Hardback £75.00 eBook available



Global Science from a Frozen Continent Edited by David W. H. Walton British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

‘From ‘why is Antarctica so dry?’ to the current state of the Antarctic Treaty, and everything conceivable in-between (history, geology, oceanography, biology, climate-change and much more), this is the book if you want to understand the significance of Antarctica for the future of Planet Earth. Well illustrated, and well written – I felt completely up to date when I finished reading it.’ Professor Sir John Lawton CBE FRS, Former Chair, Royal Commission on Environment Pollution 2013 246 x 189 mm 352pp 10 b/w illus.  185 colour illus.  10 maps  10 tables   978-1-107-00392-7 Hardback £35.00 eBook available

Biogeography of Australasia A Molecular Analysis Michael Heads

Buffalo Museum of Science, New York

Using examples from kangaroos and platypuses to kiwis and birds of paradise, the book examines Australasian biodiversity and its distribution. Key biological patterns are explained in terms of climatic and geological change in the region, including processes such as continental break-up and mountain uplift. 2013 228 x 152 mm 475pp 140 b/w illus.   978-1-107-04102-8 Hardback c. £65.00 Publication October 2013

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Climate Change

Biological and Human Aspects Second edition Jonathan Cowie Institute of Biology, UK

A fully updated, substantially expanded, new edition of the acclaimed textbook providing an accessible, broad review of past, present and future climate change from viewpoints of biology, ecology and Earth system science. Ideal for students in life science, atmospheric science, geography, geoscience, environmental science and a valuable reference for scientists and policymakers. 2013 253 x 177 mm 577pp 85 b/w illus.  14 tables   978-1-107-60356-1 Paperback £34.99 eBook available

The Balance of Nature and Human Impact Edited by Klaus Rohde University of New England, Australia

Many, if not all, natural systems are deteriorating as a result of human activities. How are we to deal with these problems? This book describes many examples from well-studied plant and animal groups to show the severity of the problems, and suggests measures to combat them. 2013 247 x 174 mm 426pp 42 b/w illus.  12 colour illus.   978-1-107-01961-4 Hardback £65.00 eBook available

Oil in the Environment

Legacies and Lessons of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Edited by John A. Wiens PRBO Conservation Science, California, and University of Western Australia, Perth

Advance praise: ‘It is now 24 years since approximately 34,500 tonnes of crude oil were released into Prince William Sound, Alaska, as a result of the grounding of the tanker Exxon Valdez … [The] spill has been described as the most intensively studied in history – over 800 peer-reviewed scientific papers have been produced to date and work is ongoing. This volume, written by scientists who conducted many of these scientific studies, provides an excellent compilation and critical evaluation of the evidence gathered in relation to impacts which occurred as a result of the incident. The additional perspective given by time has also allowed a very useful series of ‘lessons learned’ following each of the main topic areas … [I] recommend this volume to anyone involved in studies undertaken to assess impacts of oil and/or chemical spills, and to others interested in this area …’ Robin Law, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science 2013 246 x 189 mm 450pp 4 b/w illus.  101 colour illus.  12 maps  27 tables   978-1-107-02717-6 Hardback c. £65.00 978-1-107-61469-7 Paperback c. £29.99 Publication July 2013

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Sustainability Science Bert J. M. de Vries Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Sustainable development is becoming the guiding principle for the twenty-first century. This textbook surveys the key concepts, models and findings of various scientific disciplines concerning major sustainability issues and associated worldviews: energy, nature, agro-food and resource systems, and economic growth. An ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. ‘Achieving some sort of sustainability will be THE focus of global societies in the twenty-first century. To be successful, our leaders will need a perspective of centuries, the full breadth of scientific insights, system thinking skills, great cultural sensitivity, and an awareness of spiritual values. All of these are offered in this wonderful, unique text, which will be useful for decades.’ Dennis Meadows, co-author of The Limits to Growth 2013 253 x 177 mm 605pp 147 b/w illus.  19 colour illus.  26 tables   978-1-107-00588-4 Hardback £60.00 978-0-521-18470-0 Paperback £29.99 eBook available


World Heritage

Benefits Beyond Borders Edited by Amareswar Galla International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Published on the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, this thematic collection of case studies provides a thorough understanding of World Heritage in the context of sustainable development. It emphasises an integrated view of World Heritage, exploring the benefits to local communities and their role in management and protection. 2012 246 x 189 mm 376pp 217 colour illus.   978-1-107-61075-0 Paperback £24.99 eBook available

Food System Sustainability

Insights From duALIne Edited by Catherine Esnouf Marie Russel Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris

and Nicolas Bricas Centre de Co-opération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), Paris

This book brings together the key conclusions and insights from the duALIne project, presenting state-ofthe-art research in food sustainability and identifying priority areas for further study. It will provide a valuable resource for researchers, decision-makers and stakeholders in the food industry. 2013 247 x 174 mm 312pp 41 b/w illus.   978-1-107-03646-8 Hardback £60.00 eBook available

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Invasion Biology and Ecological Theory

The Boreal Owl

Wageningen Universiteit, The Netherlands

University of Turku, Finland

Insights from a Continent in Transformation Edited by Herbert H. T. Prins and Iain J. Gordon

The James Hutton Institute, SCRI, Scotland

This book examines ecosystem theory in the context of invasive species, evaluating its reliability in making predictions about the likely effects of new species on particular habitats. The authors use case studies of ancient and modern biological invasions in Australasia, ranging from Acacias and water birds to rabbits and dingoes. 2013 228 x 152 mm 530pp 61 b/w illus.  27 tables   978-1-107-03581-2 Hardback c. £65.00 Publication October 2013

Animal Contests Edited by Ian C. W. Hardy University of Nottingham

and Mark Briffa University of Plymouth

Why do animals fight? What determines when fights stop and which contestant wins? Addressing key questions on contest behaviour, this volume presents theoretical and empirical perspectives across a range of species, from sea anemones competing for space on a rocky shore to fallow deer stags contending for access to females. 2013 246 x 189 mm 379pp 70 b/w illus.  11 colour illus.  14 tables   978-0-521-88710-6 Hardback £45.00

Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation of a Forest-Dwelling Predator Erkki Korpimäki and Harri Hakkarainen

Synthesising long-term studies of Boreal Owls, this book explores hunting modes, habitats and foods, prey interactions, reproduction and parental care, dispersal, survival and mortality, population regulation and conservation in boreal forests. It examines the effect of modern forestry practices in the context of sustaining viable Boreal Owl populations. 2012 247 x 174 mm 372pp 143 b/w illus.  41 colour illus.  43 tables   978-0-521-11371-7 Hardback £60.00 eBook available

The Social Life of Greylag Geese

Patterns, Mechanisms and Evolutionary Function in an Avian Model System Edited by Isabella B. R. Scheiber Brigitte Weiß Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany

Josef Hemetsberger and Kurt Kotrschal Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle, Austria

Based on unique records of nearly 1000 free-living greylag geese, this is a synthesis of more than 20 years of behavioural research. It provides a comprehensive overview of a complex bird society, placing it in an evolutionary framework and drawing on a range of approaches, including behavioural, physiological and cognitive. 2013 228 x 152 mm 270pp 54 b/w illus.  8 colour illus.  3 tables   978-0-521-82270-1 Hardback c. £60.00 Publication August 2013

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Biology, Behaviour and Conservation Anne Innis Dagg University of Waterloo, Ontario

Drawing together the latest research, this is a detailed exploration of current knowledge on the biology, behaviour and conservation needs of giraffe. Dagg highlights striking new data on a range of topics, discussing the problems and solutions associated with zoo captivity along with current conservation efforts and their outlook. 2013 247 x 174 mm 260pp 75 b/w illus.  3 tables   978-1-107-03486-0 Hardback c. £50.00 Publication November 2013

North American Freshwater Mussels Natural History, Ecology, and Conservation Wendell R. Haag

This well-illustrated book highlights freshwater mussels’ fabulous diversity, amazing array of often bizarre ecological adaptations and their dire conservation plight. It provides the first comprehensive review of a wide variety of topics in mussel ecology and conservation for scientists, natural resource professionals, students and natural history enthusiasts. 2012 253 x 177 mm 519pp 123 b/w illus.  21 colour illus.  3 maps  30 tables   978-0-521-19938-4 Hardback £85.00 eBook available



The Insects

Structure and Function Fifth edition R. F. Chapman Edited by Stephen J. Simpson University of Sydney

and Angela E. Douglas Cornell University, New York

Building on the strengths of Chapman’s original text, this 5th edition has been updated by a team of eminent insect physiologists. The chapters focus on functional systems rather than taxonomic groups, providing a comprehensive understanding of how insects work. It remains an essential text for students, researchers and applied entomologists. ‘If you want to understand how the natural world works, you need to know about insects – the most successful and important multicellular organisms on our planet. The key to that understanding is now in your hands. Extensively revised and updated, this is a quite extraordinary book and effectively summarises everything you need to know about insects. Authoritative yet accessible, The Insects: Structure and Function is the clearest and most comprehensive guide ever written on the workings of insects.’ George McGavin, University Museum of Natural History and Oxford University 2013 246 x 189 mm 954pp 597 b/w illus.  29 tables   978-0-521-11389-2 Paperback £44.99 eBook available

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The Management of Insects in Recreation and Tourism Edited by Raynald Harvey Lemelin Lakehead University, Ontario

Illustrating a range of human-insect encounters from an interdisciplinary perspective, this book provides the first insight into the booming industry of insect recreation. It uses case studies from around the world to demonstrate the appeal of insects and the approaches that have brought them to the forefront of many initiatives. ‘Lemelin has successfully assembled experts in the area of insects, recreation and tourism in this highly informative book on human-insect dynamics. The wide array of carefully chosen case studies will appeal to readers wishing to understand the deep significance of our encounters with insects. The book is sure to change the mind of anyone who has not thought of incorporating insects into their leisure activities and to further inform the millions that already do participate in insect-related recreation. This is a fascinating, much needed interdisciplinary look at not only activities such as butterfly watching and dragonfly hunting, but also their connection to larger issues of biodiversity and conservation.’ Diane M. Rodgers, Northern Illinois University 2012 228 x 152 mm 365pp 31 b/w illus.   978-1-107-01288-2 Hardback £65.00 eBook available

Plants and Microclimate

A Quantitative Approach to Environmental Plant Physiology Third edition Hamlyn G. Jones University of Dundee

A rigorous yet readily understood introduction to the basics of whole plant interactions with the aerial environment. It makes the mathematical aspects of the subject accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in plant and environmental sciences and provides a valuable reference for researchers in the field. Advance praise: ‘For those working with plants in an environmental context, this book is a must. It became the standard reference in bioclimatology, plant ecophysiology and plant ecology. Hamlyn Jones translates complex physical principles into a language biologists greatly appreciate. It’s wonderful to see a third edition, underlining the lasting impact this book has.’ Christian Körner, University of Basel 2013 246 x 189 mm 450pp 170 b/w illus.   978-0-521-27959-8 Paperback c. £35.00 Publication September 2013

Lime-trees and Basswoods

A Biological Monograph of the Genus Tilia Donald Pigott Lancaster University

Clarifies the notoriously confused and controversial taxonomy of lime trees, presenting data from extensive field studies of natural populations around the world. Detailed descriptions and illustrations are provided for all recognised taxa, along with more general examinations of lime tree ecology, morphology and horticulture. 2012 276 x 219 mm 405pp 314 b/w illus.   978-0-521-84054-5 Hardback £80.00 eBook available


Systematics Association Special Volume Series Early Events in Monocot Evolution Edited by Paul Wilkin and Simon J. Mayo Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

This is the first detailed modern account of the early evolution of the monocots – one of the most ancient major branches of flowering plants. Featuring contributions from leading scientists and covering a range of rapidly advancing fields, the book traces the evolution of the monocots from their largely aquatic ancestors. Systematics Association Special Volume Series

2013 246 x 189 mm 378pp 88 b/w illus.  40 colour illus.  9 tables   978-1-107-01276-9 Hardback £60.00

Their Natural History Second edition Peter A. Thomas Keele University

The second edition of this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of tree biology and ecology and presents the recent discoveries in this area. It offers unique insight into our understanding of trees, the role of genetic and hydraulic engineering as well as the effects of climate change. Praise from the previous edition: ‘… [the author’s] enthusiasm and love of trees is apparent on every page … it has become my ‘tree bible’. I hope it will become yours!’ The Dendrologist 2014 228 x 152 mm 400pp 10 b/w illus.  218 colour illus.   978-0-521-13358-6 Paperback c. £24.99 Publication February 2014

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A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary

Fungal Biology in the Origin and Emergence of Life

Emma Short and Alex George

David Moore

Murdoch University, Western Australia

Casting aside common theories on life’s origins, this is a mycological perspective on the emergence of life on Earth. Moore describes how the first biofilms contributed to the formation of unicellular stem eukaryotes, highlighting the role of the fungal grade of organisation in the evolution of higher organisms.

Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide. The authors discuss all relevant parts of speech, with accompanying examples as well as worked exercises for translating diagnoses and descriptions to and from Latin. ‘The classical work Botanical Latin by W. T. Stearn has been a standard reference work for nearly 50 years, but it is not a starting point for those without prior knowledge of Latin. The new book by Emma Short and Alex George is derived from classes given separately by both authors, and the informal style is reflected in the very readable text. As one reads it, one can almost hear the careful explanations being given to the classes. The past experience of the authors – one in working on major taxonomic databases at Kew and the other as a leading figure in Australian botany including being editor of the Flora of Australia – ensures a very high pedigree for the book. It will stand alongside Stearn’s work as an essential tool for many botanists for years to come.’ R. K. Brummitt, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2013 228 x 152 mm 312pp 102 tables  21 exercises   978-1-107-69375-3 Paperback £24.99 eBook available

University of Manchester

‘In a wonderful introduction to this wide and exciting subject, and ensuring accessibility to non-specialist readers, key features of fungal biology are introduced, as is current thinking on the beginnings of the solar system, the formation of the Earth and its Moon, and the possible origins of the building blocks of life, including panspermia, the ET origin of life on earth. Central in this thought provoking book is a consideration of the definition of what is life, from the philosophical to the rigidly scientific. This definition is key to deciding on what was LUCA, the last universal common ancestor. Current views on this are well reviewed, critically analysed and dissected. A fascinating read, a myco-centric version of the origin of the eukaryotes, firmly dismissing the animal biased theories.’ J. L. Faull, Birkbeck, University of London 2013 228 x 152 mm 236pp 28 b/w illus.  2 tables   978-1-107-65277-4 Paperback £27.99 eBook available

Professional Development Textbook

Scientific Method in Brief Hugh G. Gauch, Jr Cornell University, New York

Specifically designed to enhance perspective and encourage productivity, this is a guide to the key principles of scientific method including deductive and inductive logic, probability, parsimony and hypothesis testing. The examples and case studies span the physical, biological and social sciences and also highlight science’s interrelationship with the humanities. ‘A welcome, and well-informed, introduction for budding scientists to the general principles undergirding the rationality of science. The book draws powerful attention to the fact that future scientific advance itself depends on a proper understanding of scientific method.’


How to Prepare a Scientific Doctoral Dissertation Based on Research Articles Björn Gustavii Lund University Hospital

The article-based thesis is becoming increasingly common, especially in the ‘hard’ sciences such as biology, medicine and technology. Detailing examples of good versus bad practice, this concise, easy-to-read guide shows the PhD student how to prepare a thesis in this format. 2012 228 x 152 mm 101pp 40 b/w illus.  2 tables   978-1-107-66904-8 Paperback £14.99 eBook available

Roger Trigg, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, and founding chair of the British Philosophical Association 2012 228 x 152 mm 303pp 37 b/w illus.  3 tables   978-1-107-66672-6 Paperback £24.99 eBook available

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Funding Your Career in Science

From Research Idea to Personal Grant Ritsert C. Jansen Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands

How can you get the funding to establish or consolidate a career in science? This concise guide offers step-by-step advice, real-life stories and practical exercises to help you prepare effective career grant applications and optimise your funding opportunities. A must-read for students, postdocs, professors, and anyone else serious about science. 2013 228 x 152 mm 216pp 15 b/w illus.   978-1-107-04006-9 Hardback c. £45.00 978-1-107-62417-7 Paperback c. £16.99 Publication July 2013

Successful Grant Proposals in Science, Technology and Medicine A Guide to Writing the Narrative Sandra Oster Oster-Edits, Oregon

and Paul Cordo Oregon Health Sciences University

A practical guide to writing effective narrative sections for scientific grant applications, this book is designed to enable you to successfully acquire research funding. The authors draw on real-life examples from more than twenty years of research, covering the content, organisation, phrasing, and scientific argumentation of narratives. 2013 228 x 152 mm 350pp 6 b/w illus.  20 tables   978-1-107-03809-7 Hardback c. £55.00 978-1-107-65930-8 Paperback c. £27.99 Publication November 2013

Professional Development Textbook

Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biologists Gerry P. Quinn Monash University, Victoria

and Michael J. Keough University of Melbourne

An essential textbook for any biologist needing to design experiments, sample programs or analyse the resulting data. Worked examples are used to illustrate the analyses and an extensive reference list provides links to the relevant biological and statistical literature. A supporting website contains datasets, questions and software links. ‘At last, a book that provides a readable introduction to nuances of statistical methods and analysis … a wonderful book that is packed with lots of practical advice …’ Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 2002 246 x 189 mm 556pp 125 b/w illus.  85 tables   978-0-521-00976-8 Paperback £42.00 eBook available



Statistics Explained An Introductory Guide for Life Scientists Second edition Steve McKillup Central Queensland University

‘Every so often, a researcher or teacher comes across a book and exclaims ‘I wish I had had a book like this when I started!’ … Statistics Explained is such a book. Steve McKillup writes with empathy for students’ anxiety about statistics. He replaces complex-looking formulae with graphics and realistic examples. He is a biologist writing for fellowbiologists … the book … explains why the statistical test is needed before describing the test. Essential features of good survey and experimental design are clearly outlined … This is not ‘just another biostatistics textbook’. Its sheer readability will restore confidence to the most anxious student while experienced researchers will savour the clarity of the explanations of the common univariate and multivariate analyses … an ideal core text for anyone teaching or studying biostatistics …’ Andrew Boulton, University of New England, Australia 2011 228 x 152 mm 420pp 199 b/w illus.  102 tables  51 exercises   978-1-107-00551-8 Hardback £50.00 978-0-521-18328-4 Paperback £26.99 eBook available

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Review Biodiversity offsets in theory and practice, J.W. Bull, K.B. Suttle, A. Gordon, N.J. Singh & E.J. Milner-Gulland Global economic value of shark ecotourism: implications for conservation, A.M. Cisneros-Montemayor, M. Barnes-Mauthe, D. Al-Abdulrazzak, E. NavarroHolm & U.R. Sumaila Hunting practices of an Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tribe in Arunachal Pradesh, north-east India, N. Velho & W.F. Laurance Good intentions gone wrong: did conservation management threaten Endangered huemul deer Hippocamelus bisulcus in the future Patagonia National Park? H.U. Wittmer, L.M. Elbroch & A.J. Marshall

Cover The Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis is on the brink of extinction. Although habitat loss and poaching were the reasons for the species’ decline, reproductive isolation is now the main threat to its survival. As time is of the essence in preventing the extinction of this species, should genetic and geographical distances be taken into account in deciding the most urgently needed conservation interventions? Or should the populations of Sumatra and Borneo now be considered as a single management unit? For further details, and for a discussion of the conservation of the one-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis in Nepal, see pp. 340–368. (Photograph © Cyril Ruoso/Minden Pictures/ASA).


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PAPERS Determinants of livelihood strategy variation in two extractive reserves in Amazonian flooded and unflooded forests By Peter Newton, Whaldener Endo and Carlos A. Peres


The spatial distribution of illegal logging in the Anavilhanas archipelago (Central Amazonia) and logging impacts on species By Andressa Bárbara Scabin, Flávia Regina Capellotto Costa and Jochen Schöngart 111 Impacts of internal and external policies on land change in Uruguay, 2001–2009 By Daniel J. Redo, T. Mitchell Aide, Matthew L. Clark and María José Andrade-Núñez Economic benefits of forest conservation: assessing the potential rents from Brazil nut concessions in Madre de Dios, Peru, to channel REDD+ investments By Felipe Nunes, Britaldo Soares-Filho, Renzo Giudice, Hermann Rodrigues, Maria Bowman, Rafaella Silvestrini and Elsa Mendoza



Payment for ecosystem services, sustained behavioural change, and adaptive management: peasant perspectives in the Colombian Andes By Tanya M. Hayes


Opinions of the public, conservationists and magistrates on sentencing wildlife trade crimes in the UK By Freya A. V. St John, Gareth Edwards-Jones and Julia P. G. Jones


Perception, use and valuation of protected areas by local populations in an economic crisis context By David Rodríguez-Rodríguez


Bushes protect tortoises from lethal overheating in arid areas of Morocco By F. Lagarde, T. Louzizi, T. Slimani, H. El Mouden, K. Ben Kaddour, S. Moulherat and X. Bonnet


Seahorses helped drive creation of marine protected areas, so what did these protected areas do for the seahorses? By M. Yasué, A. Nellas and A. C. J. Vincent


Rhinoceros conservation Last stand in Sumatra? One-horned rhinoceros in Nepal Threat of invasive mikania




Leaf-cutting ants alter seedling assemblages across second-growth stands of Brazilian Atlantic forest P. S. D. Silva, I. R. Leal, R. Wirth, F. P. L. Melo & M. Tabarelli


Diversity of bird feeding guilds in relation to habitat heterogeneity and land-use cover in a human-modified landscape in southern Mexico E. Pineda-Diez de Bonilla, J. L. León-Cortés & J. Luis Rangel-Salazar


Differential growth responses in seedlings of ten species of Dipterocarpaceae to experimental shading and defoliation C. E. T. Paine, M. Stenflo, C. D. Philipson, P. Saner, R. Bagchi, R. C. Ong & A. Hector


Diet and habitat-niche relationships within an assemblage of large herbivores in a seasonal tropical forest F. S. Ahrestani, I. M. A. Heitkönig & H. H. T. Prins


The 15N signature of the detrital food web tracks a landscape-scale soil phosphorus gradient in a Costa Rican lowland tropical rain forest C.-Y. Huang, K. L. Tully, D. A. Clark, S. F. Oberbauer & T. P. McGlynn


Effect of Cyclone Aila on estuarine fish assemblages in the Matla River of the Indian Sundarbans S. Mukherjee, A. Chaudhuri, S. Sen & S. Homechaudhuri


Short Communications From which Ocotea diospyrifolia trees does Alouatta caraya (Primates, Atelidae) eat fruits? S. P. Bravo


Do birds bias measurements of seed rain? J. Leighton Reid, K. N. Katsuki & K. D. Holl


Germination and seedling survivorship of three Tillandsia species in the cloud-forest canopy T. Toledo-Aceves, J. G. García-Franco, S. L. Lozada, M. L. L. Mateos & K. MacMillan


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Bird Conservation International CONTENTS Waterbird conservation in the Yangtze River floodplain • Serious contractions in wintering distribution and decline in abundance of Baer’s Pochard Aythya baeri Xin Wang, Mark Barter, Lei Cao, Jinyu Lei and Anthony D. Fox


• Changes in the distribution and abundance of wintering Lesser White-fronted Geese Anser erythropus in eastern China Xin Wang, Anthony D. Fox, Peihao Cong, Mark Barter and Lei Cao


• The changing abundance and distribution of Greater White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons in the Yangtze River floodplain: impacts of recent hydrological changes Meijuan Zhao, Peihao Cong, Mark Barter, Anthony D. Fox and Lei Cao


Conservation of forest birds • Population size of threatened and endemic birds of the Cerrado in Estação Ecológica de Itirapina, a fragmented area in the State of São Paulo, Brazil Mieko Ferreira Kanegae


• Using birds to set conservation priorities for Pantanal wetland forests, Brazil João Batista de Pinho and Miguel Ângelo Marini


• Long term stability of White-necked Picathartes population in south-east Sierra Leone David Monticelli, Alhaji Siaka, Graeme M. Buchanan, Simon Wotton, Tony Morris, Jim C. Wardill and Jeremy A. Lindsell


• Re-assessment of the conservation status of Malawi’s ‘Endangered’ Yellow-throated Apalis Apalis flavigularis Tiwonge I. Mzumara, Philip A. R. Hockey and Amanda R. Ridley


• Avian conservation value of pine plantation forests in northern Vietnam Vu Tien Thinh, Paul F. Doherty, jr. and Kathryn P. Huyvaert • The Azure Jay may reproduce in plantations of Araucaria angustifolia in southern Brazil Andrea Larissa Boesing and Luiz Dos Anjos

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Predation on exposed and leaf-rolling artificial caterpillars in tropical forests of Papua New Guinea K. Tvardikova & V. Novotny Insect visitation rates and foraging patterns differ in androdioecious and hermaphrodite-only EDITOR populations of Laguncularia racemosa (Combretaceae) in Florida Nicholas V. C. Polunin C. L. Landry & B. J. Rathcke Fragment size and local flower density influence seed set of the understorey tree Paypayrola ASSOCIATE EDITORS (Violaceae) in Brazilian Atlantic rain forest Dan Brockington,blanchetiana John Innes, Aaron MacNeil, William J. McShea, M. Braun, D. Piechowski, M. Kazda & G. Gottsberger Charlie M. Shackleton, Trevor J. Willis


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Rhinoceros conservation Genetics and the last stand of the Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis, B. Goossens, M. Salgado-Lynn, J.J. Rovie-Ryan, A.H. Ahmad, J. Payne, Z.Z. Zainuddin et al. Review Past, present and future conservation of the greater one-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis in Nepal, K. Thapa, S. Nepal, G. Thapa, S.R. Bhatta & E. Wikramanayake Population status, structure and distribution of the greater one-horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis in Nepal, N. Subedi, S.R. Jnawali, M. Dhakal, N.M.B. Pradhan, B.R. Lamichhane, S. Malla et al. Invasive mikania in Chitwan National Park, Nepal: the threat to the Indian rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis and factors driving the invasion, S.T. Murphy, N. Subedi, S.R. Jnawali, B.R. Lamichhane, G.P. Upadhyay, R. Kock & R. Amin

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Forum Conservation, evidence and policy, W.M. Adams & C. Sandbrook Evidence-based conservation and evidence-informed policy: a response to Adams & Sandbrook, N. Haddaway & A.S. Pullin Towards evidence-informed conservation: a reply to Haddaway & Pullin, C. Sandbrook & W.M. Adams


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Conservation goals for the Cape mountain zebra Equus zebra zebra—security in numbers? H. Hrabar & G.I.H. Kerley Monitoring an Endangered savannah ungulate, Grevy’s zebra Equus grevyi: choosing a method for estimating population densities, V.H. Zero, S.R. Sundaresan, T.G. O’Brien & M.F. Kinnaird Using BAD for good: how best available data facilitated a precautionary policy change to improve protection of the prey of the tiger Panthera tigris in Malaysia, K. Kawanishi, G.R. Clements, M. Gumal, G. Goldthorpe, M.N. Yasak & D.S.K. Sharma Exceptionally long movements of the Asiatic cheetah Acinonyx jubatus venaticus across multiple arid reserves in central Iran, M.S. Farhadinia, H. Akbari, S.-J. Mousavi, M. Eslami, M. Azizi, J. Shokouhi et al. The importance of farmland for the conservation of the brown hyaena Parahyaena brunnea, V.T. Kent & R.A. Hill An assessment of the distribution and conservation status of hornbill species in Thailand, Y. Trisurat, V. Chimchome, A. Pattanavibool, S. Jinamoy, S. Thongaree, B. Kanchanasakha et al. A survey of the Endangered Barbary macaque Macaca sylvanus in the Central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, A. El Alami, E. van Lavieren, A. Rachida & A. Chait Population size and structure of the Nile crocodile Crocodylus niloticus in the lower Zambezi valley, K.M. Wallace, A.J. Leslie, T. Coulson & A.S. Wallace

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Letter Emoia impar (Squamata, Scincidae): not extinct in the Hawaiian Islands, K.R. Wood, D.A. Burney, A. Allison & R. Fisher

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