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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Having said that, it is only fair to point out that the book is not error-free and that a few aspects of the book could be improved in a future edition. Essentials of Conservation Biology Primack is one of the better known textbooks in the discipline and has been translated into several languages e. In these situations, we are called upon to use the language of a globalized society to transmit a message that is both socially sound and culturally compromised.

Few and far between although the trend appears to have reversed lately, [e. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 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. Several typographical errors missing commas, extra periods are evident, and at least in one case they can be misleading: Viability of the critically endangered African wild ass Equus africanus population on Messir Plateau Eritrea.

Fundamentos de Conservacion Biologica : Perspectivas Latinoamericanas

Sign In or Create an Account. This very point may be what sets Fundamentos apart from other textbooks on conservation biology. Citing articles via Google Scholar.


Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Increase in mercury contamination recorded in lacustrine sediments following deforestation in the central Amazon. Assessing space use in meadow voles: Jorge Salazar-Bravo; Primack, R. 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.

This is perhaps justified, but at the moment of truth, when we as scientists and conservationists are involved in policy-making and fundamenros, we are forced to use the economic language and the rules that politicians understand. In Chapter X, R. Rozzi criticizes a globalized society, heavily reliant on market rules, and blames it as the source of most recent environmental problems.

This biollogica 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. Let’s hope that there is still time to instill a bit of ethics into conservation.

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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. 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. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. In fact, he proposes p. 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.

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. In the preface, the editors write: The subject of this review is its adapted version in Spanish. This shortcoming is partially abridged by the translation and adaptation of such textbooks into several different languages in different parts of the world.


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That said, I realize that many other colleagues and issues of paramount importance for and from the region were not addressed or included. They conclude that only an interdisciplinary approach will overcome the multitude of complex and multidimensional problems that conservation biology faces in Latin America.

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Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. Biollogica for Epidemiology and Zoonoses, Dept. The secret life of possums: Email alerts New issue alert. Moreover, the inclusion of study cases is extremely well conceived. Two chapters Chapters X and XXII in Fundamentos were re-written and critically improved for this biiologica the former addresses environmental ethics and the latter emphasizes conservation challenges in Latin America. 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.