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Yablokov A.V., S.A.Ostroumov. Conservation of Living Nature and Resources: Problems, Trends, and Prospects. Berlin, New York et al.

Springer. 1991. 272 p. Index of Authors: p. 249-251. Subject Index: p. 253-271. ISBN 3-540-52096-1; ISBN 0-387-52096-1. The book is the first systematic formulation of the scientific basis of biodiversity protection, conservation of nature, bioresources:; This work examines the problems arising from the deterioration of the environment and covers the issues of conservation and biodiversity protection at the molecular-genetic, the ontogenetic, the speciespopulation and the ecosystem levels. The book offers suggestions concerning changes in practice in agriculture, industry, recreation etc. – in all sectors of society life and functioning. The deterioration of the environment has become one of the most serious problems of the twentieth century. The 12 chapters in this book: (1) the dangerous extent of human impact on the biosphere; (2) molecular genetic level; (3) problems at the ontogenetic level; (4) problems at the species-population level; (5) problems at the ecosystem level; (6) economic problems; (7) organizational and legal problems of the protection of living nature; (8) problems of prognostication; (9) protection of living nature and its connection with other global problems; (10) need for ecologization of society's activities; (11) ways of preserving living nature; and (12) scientific foundations and theory of living nature protection within the system of biological science, analyse the problems of conservation and suggest ways of helping to solve them.

About Dr. S.A.O. (the coauthor of this book): profile in English:; profile in Russian:; also:; Some examples of citation of this book:;; English and Russian versions of the book are being used as part of educational programs in the universities (examples): M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University; Ivanovo State University; Ural State University; Ulyanovsk State University; Krasnoyarsk State University; Stavropol State University; Tyumen State University; Rostov State Pedagogical University; Kazan State Agricultural University; Rostov State University; Bukovyna State Medical University; Southern Federal University; The Georgievsk Branch of Russian State Humanitarian University; University of Malaysia; Additional information on other publications by Dr. S.A.O.:; Main Discoveries; Lists of relevant publications online free – ecology, environment, biology, biogeochemistry, water quality,

Some examples of further development of the scientific basis for conservation of biodiversity: The author suggested establishing a new type of protected areas whose main purpose is to protect functionally active populations of filter-feeders, including bivalves and other organisms. Those protected areas could be named hydrobiological (some variants: biofiltering, or malacological) reserves (some variants: refuges, sanctuaries, etc.). The author formulated 5 principles of nature conservation requirements in malacological and hydrobiological reserves. Among them is principle 2, "conservation of filtration activity of organisms and populations". New data on how 5 detergents (1-50 mg/L) inhibited the filtration activity of bivalves Unio tumidus, Mytilus galloprovincialis, Crassostrea gigas (Tabl. 2); System of principles for conservation of the biogeocenotic function and the biodiversity of filter-feeders. - Doklady Biological Sciences. 2002. Vol. 383: 147-150. (in English); System of principles for protecting the biogeocenotic function and biodiversity of filter-feeders. — DAN. 2002. V. 383. No. 5. P. 710-714. (in Russian); English paper, full text, online free:;;