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Complexity Belowground

Ecology, 84(2), 2003, pp. 536–537 2003 by the Ecological Society America NEW BOOK EVALUATES POPULATION VIABILITY ANALYSIS Beissinger, Steven R., and Dale R. McCullough, editors. 2002. Population viability analysis. The University Chi577 p. $95.00 (cloth), cago Press, Chicago, Illinois. xvi ISBN: 0-226-04177-8 (alk. paper); $35.00 (paper), ISBN: 0226-04178-6 (alk. paper). The stated purpose the book is to provide a reassessment population viability analysis (PVA) after two decades use, and the book admirably achieves its goal. It provides an evaluation the strengths and weaknesses PVA as a tool in conservation biology and provides a diversity opinions about the value and use this tool. The book has 25 chapters by 53 contributors, and is organized into four parts. The style the book is user friendly and will lend itself nicely to inclusion in university courses such as Conservation Biology and Population Dynamics. This text will also be an excellent resource for academic researchers, including pressors and graduate students. More importantly, this text will be a valuable reference for resource managers at ground zero (e.g., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Field fices and Refuges, U.S. Forest Service District fices, states’ natural resources fices, recovery eams, private landowners), where policy and habitat http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecology Ecological Society of America

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