Phylogeny and Conservation by Purvis, Andrew

Phylogeny and Conservation by Purvis, Andrew

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ISBN: 9780521532006

Cambridge University Press | 01 January 2005

Paperback | 431 pages

Phylogeny is a potentially powerful tool for conserving biodiversity. This book explores how it can be used to tackle questions of great practical importance and urgency for conservation. Using case studies from many different taxa and regions of the world, the volume evaluates how useful phylogeny is in understanding the processes that have generated today's diversity and the processes that now threaten it. The urgency with which conservation decisions have to be made as well as the need for the best possible decisions make this volume of great value to researchers, practitioners and policy-makers.