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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: http://b23.ru/nfcl; 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. http://www.cababstractsplus.org/abstracts/Abstract.aspx?AcNo=19921964581

About Dr. S.A.O. (the coauthor of this book): profile in English: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/; profile in Russian: http://famous-scientists.ru/3732/; also: http://scipeople.com/users/2943391/; Some examples of citation of this book: http://b23.ru/nfcl; http://www.scribd.com/doc/57039493/Cited-book-Yablokov-ostroumov-conservation-of-LivingNature-and-Resources; 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.: http://www.scribd.com/doc/53721456/; Main Discoveries; http://www.scribd.com/doc/59385533/List-related-publications-online 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: http://www.scribd.com/doc/45911862; http://www.scribd.com/doc/49065586;