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Weekly Readings SCE 3107

The readings have been placed in a week by week order where they fit best for the lectures and the practicals. However, look at the content and the upcoming lectures and practicals as there is also material which will be relevant to them. Week 1 Krohne, D.T. (2001) General Ecology. Brooks/Cole Thompson Learning. Chapter 14 Energy Flow and Trophic Structure; Chapter 15 Biogeochemical and Nutrient Cycles. Miller, G.T. (2005) Essentials of Ecology. Brooks/Cole Thompson Learning. Chapter 4 Ecosystems: what are they and how do they work? Week 2 Cotgreave, P. and Forseth, I. (2002) Introductory Ecology. Blackwell Science. Chapter 2 Global patterns of biodiversity and productivity: biomes. Coyne, M.S. (1999) Soil Microbiology: an exploratory approach. Delmar Publishers. Chapter 4 The macrofauna- ants, earthworms and other creatures. Soil Biology Primer [online]. http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/concepts/soil_biology/ Chapter 1 The soil food web [online] Chapter 2 The food web and soil health Week 3 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2003) Ecosystems and Human Well-being: A framework for Assessment. Island Press. Chapter 2 Ecosystems and their services. Week 4 Burgman, M.A. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1998). Conservation Biology for the Australian Environment. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney. Chapter 2.1-2.5 Miller, G.T. (2001) Environmental Science. 8th edition. Brooks/Cole Thompson Learning. Chapter 5 Evolution, biodiversity and community processes. pp 121-134. Primack, R.B. (1998) Essentials of Conservation Biology. 2rd edition. Sinauer Associates Inc. Chapter 4 What is the value of biological diversity Primack, R.B. (2002) Essentials of Conservation Biology. 3rd edition. Sinauer Associates Inc. Chapter 2 What is biological diversity

Week 5 Burgman, M.A. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1998). Conservation Biology for the Australian Environment. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney. Chapter 6.2-6.5. Miller, G.T. (2001) Environmental Science. 8th edition. Brooks/Cole Thompson Learning. Chapter 5 Evolution, biodiversity and community processes. pp 109-120. Week 6 Primack, R.B. (1998) Essentials of Conservation Biology. 2rd edition. Sinauer Associates Inc. Chapter 14 Ex situ conservation strategies Week 7 Any general biology textbook with a section on plant diversity Week 8 Any general biology textbook with a section on animal diversity Burgman, M.A. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1998). Conservation Biology for the Australian Environment. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney. Chapter 2. ( Week 9 Semester Break ) ( Week 10 SBE ) Week 11 Loder, N. (2005) Point of no return. Conservation in Practice 6(3), 29- 34. Miller, G.T. (2001) Environmental Science. 8th edition. Brooks/Cole Thompson Learning. Chapter 7 Population dynamics, carrying capacity, and conservation biology. Primack, R.B. (1993) Essentials of Conservation Biology . Sinauer Associates Inc. Chapter 7 Exotic species, introductions, disease and overexploitation. Primack, R.B. (1995) A Primer of Conservation Biology. Sinauer Associates Inc. Chapter 2 Threats to Biological Diversity. Week 12 Caldecott, J. (1988) Hunting and wildlife management in Sarawak. IUCN Tropical Forest Programme, IUCN, Switzerland. Chapter 1 Introduction. Miller, G.T. (1997) Environmental Science. 6th edition. Brooks/Cole Thompson Learning. Chapter 17 Sustaining wild species. Moulton, M.P. and Sanderson, J. ( 1999) Wildlife Issues in a Changing World. 2nd edition. Lewis Publishers. pages 88-90; 96. and pages 235-243. Pearce, F. (2005) The protein gap. Conservation in Practice 6(3), 21- 27.

Week 13 Burgman, M.A. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1998). Conservation Biology for the Australian Environment. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney. Chapter 6 Loss of genetic diversity, populations and species. Eldridge M. (1998). Trouble in Paradise? Nature Australia 26, 24-31. Van Dyke, F. (2003) Conservation Biology. McGraw-Hill. Chapter 6 The conservation of genetic diversity. Week 14 Tisdell, C. (1999) Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainable Development. Edward Elgar. Chapter 3 Conservation of Biodiversity: most important aspect of sustainable development? Week 15 Miller, G.T. (1999) Environmental Science. 7th edition. Brooks/Cole Thompson Learning. Chapter 1 Environmental problems and their causes. Primack, R.B. (2002) Essentials of Conservation Biology. 3rd edition. Sinauer Associates Inc. Chapter 20 Conservation and sustainable development at the local and national level.