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Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity
edited by Elliott A. Norse and Larry B. Crowder
Island Press, 2005

Marine Conservation BiologyMCBI produced the first book to explore and define the length and breadth of the new field of marine conservation biology. Titled Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity, it is written for professional scientists and managers, graduate students and upper-level college undergraduates. Editors Elliott A. Norse (MCBI President) and Larry B. Crowder (Steven Toth Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University Marine Laboratory) have assembled some of the world's leading experts to write some 30 chapters covering the topics essential for a foundation in marine conservation biology.

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A review of this book by Jennifer Hoffman in the October-December 2005 issue of Conservation in Practice (Volume 6, No. 4)—

"With huge expanses outside national control and with ecosystems that can move hundreds of kilometers in a day, marine environments present distinct conservation challenges. A slew of recent books on marine reserves, sustainable fisheries, and the demise of the oceans has admonished conservationists to get their feet wet. Now Norse and Crowder, veteran marine scientists and conservationists, have brought together information from diverse fields — population biology, policy, pathology, and sociology, to name a few — into a single scholarly book on marine conservation. The book is an excellent synthesis of and entrée into much of the literature; each chapter has an extensive reference list. The book highlights the numerous effects of fishing on marine ecosystems as well as the complex nature of balancing the demands of multiple users… (This) is the most comprehensive treatment of marine conservation to date (and) a good start toward giving marine conservation the attention it deserves."

 

 

 

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