Chapter 8 Suggested Readings

The following two edited volumes contain chapters examining many facets of the use of wildlife in the tropics. Both books place these activities into the often complex social contexts in which they occur:

Robinson, J. G. and K. H. Redford (eds.). 1991. Neotropical Wildlife Use and Conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Robinson, J. G. and E. L. Bennett (eds.). 2000. Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forests. Columbia University Press, New York.


Freese, C. H. (ed.). 1997. Harvesting Wild Species: Implications for Biodiversity. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, USA.
This book has a similar theme to the two above, with inclusion of chapters from temperate regions as well.

Reynolds, J. D., G. M. Mace, K. H. Redford, and J. G. Robinson. 2001. Conservation of Exploited Species. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
This volume takes a wider sweep from theory to practice, with a wide variety of taxa from various habitats.

Milner-Gulland, E. J. and R. Mace. 1998. Conservation of Biological Resources. Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford.
Provides a clear development of the theory of exploitation and consider a wide set of issues illustrated by case studies.

Jennings, S., M. J. Kaiser, and J. D. Reynolds. 2001. Marine Fisheries Ecology. Blackwell Science, Oxford.
A good fisheries textbook with a strong slant towards ecology and conservation in marine environments.

Hart, P. J. B. and J. D. Reynolds (eds.). 2002. Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries, Vol. 2: Fisheries. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
An edited volume on fisheries that examines many of the models and management issues discussed in more detail.

Jackson, J. B. C. et al. 2001. Historical overfishing and the recent collapse of coastal ecosystems. Science 293:629–638.
A highly influential paper that demonstrated the vulnerability of coastal ecosystems to overexploitation.