Chapter 14 Suggested Readings

Groves, C. R. and contributing authors. 2003. Drafting a Conservation Blueprint: A Practitioner’s Guide to Planning for Biodiversity. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
An excellent, detailed, yet approachable guide to creating conservation plans on a regional scale.

Brandon, K., K. H. Redford, and S. E. Sanderson (eds.). 1998. Parks in Peril: People, Politics and Protected Areas. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
A strong collection of case studies of conservation in the field which highlight the problems and strategies being employed to conserve biodiversity in parks throughout Latin America.

Terborgh, J. 2004. Requiem for Nature. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
A provocative treatise on the obstacles to conservation in the tropics based on Terborgh’s extensive experience in Manu National Park, Peru. Although it has sparked disagreement, the book usefully inspires critical debate.

Terborgh, J., C. van Schaik, L. Davenport, and M. Rao (eds.). 2002. Making Parks Work: Strategies for Preserving Tropical Nature. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
Based on case studies from throughout the tropics, the authors present a framework for improving the conservation prospects for protected areas.

Pressey, R. L. 1994. Ad hoc reservations: forward or backward steps in developing representative reserve systems? Conserv. Biology 8:662–668.
Clear discussion of the problems associated with ad hoc reserve design.

Margules, C. R. and R. L. Pressey. 2000. Systematic conservation planning. Nature 405:243–253.
An overview of systematic conservation planning.

Rodrigues, A. S. L., S. J. Andelman, M. I. Bakarr, L. Boitani, T. M. Brooks, R. M. Cowling, L. D. C. Fishpool, G. A. B. da Fonseca, K. J. Gaston, M. Hoffman, J. Long, P. A. Marquet, J. D. Pilgrim, R. L. Pressey, J. Schipper, W. Sechrest, S. N. Stuart, L. G. Underhill, R. W. Waller, M. E. J. Watts, and X. Yan. 2003. Global Gap Analysis: Towards a representative network of protected areas. Conservation International, Washington, D.C.
A comprehensive analysis of the global protected area system given the location of protected areas and current knowledge of species distributions.

James, A., K. Gaston, and A. Balmford. 2001. Can we afford to conserve biodiversity? BioScience 51:43–52.
An estimate of the cost of obtaining a representative global network of protected areas.

Airame, S., J. E. Dugan, K. D. Lafferty, H. Leslie, D. A. McArdle, and R. R. Warner. 2003. Applying ecological criteria to marine reserve design: a case study from the California Channel Islands. Ecol. Appl. 13:170–184.
A discussion of the process of designing a marine reserve system (A more detailed description of Case Study 14.2).

Cowling, R. M., R. L. Pressey, M. Rouget, and A. T. Lombard. 2003. A conservation plan for a global biodiversity hotspot—the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Biol. Conserv. 112:191–216.
An application of systematic conservation planning is provided by the work undertaken in the Cape Floristic Region, which is the basis of a primary example used in this chapter of the textbook.

Possingham, H., I. Ball, and S. Andelman. 2000. Mathematical methods for identifying representative reserve networks. In S. Ferson and M. Burgman (eds.), Quantitative Methods for Conservation Biology, pp. 291–305. Springer-Verlag, New York.
A clear description of the mathematics of systematic conservation planning.

Soulé, M. E. and J. Terborgh (eds.). 1999. Continental Conservation: Scientific foundations of regional reserve networks. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
A collection of essays on the need and potential strategies for creating and enhancing large-scale reserve networks.