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Advanced Topics in Conservation Science, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Steve Sait
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

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Research papers and reviews should be your major sources of reading and we will provide details in our learning materials.

Much of the course relies on a broad understanding of ecology. If you feel you lack this, then we suggest you look at the relevant chapters of:

Begon M, Townsend CR and Harper JL (2006) Ecology : from individuals to ecosystems. 4th edition. Wiley-Blackwell. 

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Good general texts on conservation biology include:


Conservation Biology for All (edited by Navjot S. Sodhi and Paul R. Ehrlich). This is a free online textbook. Use this link Society for Conservation Biology | Free Textbook (

Fryxell JM, Sinclair ARE and Caughley G (2014) Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management. 3rd edition. Wiley-Blackwell

Groves CR and Game ET (2016) Conservation planning : informed decisions for a healthier planetRoberts and Company Publishers

Hambler C and Canney SM (2013) Conservation. 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press

Moilanen A, Wilson KA and Possingham HP (2009) Spatial conservation prioritization : quantitative methods and computational tools. Oxford University Press

Primack RB (2014) Essentials of Conservation Biology. 6th edition. Sinauer Associates

Pullin AS (2002) Conservation biology. Cambridge University Press

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You might also want to look at:

Sutherland WJ (2000) The conservation handbook : research, management and policy. Wiley Blackwell. - Bridges the gap between theory and practice.

This list was last updated on 24/01/2022