Conservation of the Earth's diversity is one of the most important and daunting challenges faced by biologists and politicians alike. But exactly what (and why) we are trying to conserve remains a complicated and divisive question. This collection of essays features a diverse roster of internationally recognized experts who exemplify the wide range of views regarding how biodiversity should be defined--in terms of species numbers, categorization of landforms, different ecological levels, and as a dynamic and socio-political ...

Systematics and Conservation Evaluation 1994, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198577713