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    Wildlife Conservation and Biology

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    biologist so I can study land mammals. Wildlife biology is a field of biology in which land animals are studied. It deals with all animals with backbones and studies individual species of wildlife, their habitats, and surrounding ecosystems (Fitzgerald). It also studies how animals may interact with their ecosystem. Without wildlife biology we would not have extensive knowledge of other animal species, and how they could be linked to humans. Wildlife conservation in the United States has been based on the

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    The main direction of my PhD is to reveal why shorebirds are declining. I propose to use a combination of research methods (fieldwork, GIS, phylogenetic analyses), because learning these methods will be highly beneficial in my career as conservation biologist and academic. I have only decided about 3 papers, each should be suitable for a chapter. The direction of further chapters needs to be discussed as I go along. Chapter 1. Why are shorebirds declining? Comparative tests of intrinsic and extrinsic

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    extinction of many species. These impacts must be understood in order to protect landscapes and the immense biodiversity they contain. Raising environmental consciousness through education and public cooperative efforts, as well as promoting resource conservation and changing consumptive patterns, are just a few ways that we can begin to protect biodiversity. What is landscape fragmentation? Landscape fragmentation can be characterized as a break up of a continuous landscape into more smaller, less-connected

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    Forest Biodiversity Loss

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    climate change, ocean acidification and other anthropogenic environmental impacts (Butchart et al., 2010, Geist and Lambin, 2002). Currently, the changes in forest biodiversity are more drastic than at any time in human history. The different conservation programs for the management of biodiversity loss in the present days have been or are often being tracked from discipline-bound approaches, a solution which is problematic or with little success (Sunderland et al., 2009). One of the reasons for

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    Park is an excellent example for future conservation efforts in the United States. The successful case shows that there is a need to restore gray wolf populations, in order to ensure optimal ecosystem functions. By observing the effects of the absence of a top predator from Yellowstone Park and the changes that have occurred after reintroduction, more people may be able to conclude that wolf populations are necessary for ecosystem balance and conservation. With this conclusion may come an increase

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    The Endangered Species Act

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    selling or offering for sale of species in interstate or foreign commerce (WWW site, ESA). Taking includes harassing, harming, pursuing, hunting, shooting, wounding, trapping, killing, capturi... ... middle of paper ... ...logy 65: Biological Conservation (lecture 1-Introduction): http://mamba.bio.uci.edu/~pjbryant/bio65/lec01/b65/lec01.htm EDF Letter: Moratorium Ends, but Wildlife Needs a Better Law: http://www.edf.org/pubs/EDF-Letter/1996/Jul/l_mbean.html Endangered Species Act: http://ash

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    Subdivisions and American Agriculture

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    roads, fences, wells, lawns, and buildings. Ano... ... middle of paper ... ...tion biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology 9.2 (1995): 459-461. Agricola. 29 March 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com. Radeloff, Volker C., Hammer, Roger B., and Susan I. Stewart. "Rural and Suburban Sprawl in the U.S. Midwest from 1940 to 2000 and Its Relation to Forest Fragmentation." Conservation Biology 19.3 (2005): 793-805. Academic Search Premier. 28 March 2007. http://search.ebscohost

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    study of semi-arid plants demonstrate potentials for medicines that would target infectious disease and cardiovascular and central nervous system disorders to name a few. However, of equal importance is the project's ability to foster and encourage conservation and sustainable economic development, transforming the concept of biodiversity from a resource to be reaped, into an asset to be developed and protected. The project will also be the first to describe and establish a database of hundreds, even

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    the aims and objectives of a program, are widely disseminated to the people and useful information to solve their problems passed on to them. Communication is increasingly being recognized as a necessary element of all efforts to improve forest conservation or afforestation through the practice of butterfly farming. The ultimate goal of communication is to facilitate change in behavior to achieve specific objectives. Communication

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    The zoo is a home of making a difference on animal experts, and connecting people to animals. There was a study of AZA showing that 61% the zoo visitors found that their zoo and aquarium experience reinforced their values and attitudes towards conservation. A majority 57% of visitors said that their visit experience strengthened their connection to nature (Marino par. 5). Zoo is a good place for families to spend time together, gain knowledge and emotionally ties to wildlife. It can provide the real

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