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Conservation by Proxy: Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species

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The vast scope of conservation problems has forced biologists and managers to rely on "surrogate" species to serve as shortcuts to guide their decision making. These species-known by a host of different terms, including indicator, umbrella, and flagship species-act as proxies to represent larger conservation issues, such as the location of biodiversity hotspots or general ecosystem health.

 

Synthesizing an immense body of literature, conservation biologist and field researcher Tim Caro offers systematic definitions of surrogate species concepts, explores biological theories that underlie them, considers how surrogate species are chosen, critically examines evidence for and against their utility, and makes recommendations for their continued use. The book

clarifies terminology and contrasts how different terms are used in the real world

considers the ecological, taxonomic, and political underpinnings of these shortcuts

identifies criteria that make for good surrogate species

outlines the circumstances where the application of the surrogate species concept shows promise

Conservation by Proxy is a benchmark reference that provides clear definitions and common understanding of the evidence and theory behind surrogate species. It is the first book to review and bring together literature on more than fifteen types of surrogate species, enabling us to assess their role in conservation and offering guidelines on how they can be used most effectively.

 

Synopsis:

Because of the scope of conservation problems, biologists and managers often rely on "surrogate" species to act as proxies to represent larger conservation issues. In Conservation by Proxy, conservation biologist and field researcher Tim Caro offers systematic definitions of surrogate species concepts, explores the theories behind them, considers how surrogate species are chosen, examines evidence for and against their utility, and makes recommendations for their continued use.

About the Author

Tim Caro is a professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology and a member of the Center for Population Biology, at the University of California, Davis.

Table of Contents

Preface

 

PART I. Introduction

 

Chapter 1. Buzzwords in Conservation Biology

- Shortcuts

- Biodiversity

- Scale

- Surrogate species in systematic conservation

- Difficulties in surrogate typology

- Summary

 

PART II. Distribution of Biodiversity

 

Chapter 2. Species Indicators of Biodiversity at a Large Scale

- A big picture

- Congruency of species richness

- Congruency of endemism

- Congruency of rarity

- Congruency of threatened species

- Complementarity and congruency

- Concordance between measures of biodiversity

- Biodiversity distribution and protected areas

- Practical application

- Summary

 

PART III. Reserve Site Selection

 

Chapter 3. Species Indicators of Biodiversity in Reserve Selection

- A smaller scale

- Cross-taxon congruence of species richness

- With-taxon congruence of species richness

- Congruency of endemism, congruency of rarity, and congruency of threatened species

- Concordance between measures of biodiversity

- Congruency of complementarity

- Protected area coverage

- Marine reserve prioritization

- Environmental surrogates

- Practical issues

- Summary

 

PART IV. Reserve Design and management

 

Chapter 4. Umbrella Species and Landscape Species

- Three conservation goals

- Lambeck's insight

- Umbrella species by taxon

- Choosing an appropriate umbrella species

- Problems with umbrella species

- Management implications

 - Landscape species

- Summary

 

Chapter 5. Keystone, Engineering and Foundation Species

- The keystone species concept

- Ecosystem engineers

- Foundation species

- Management issues

- Summary

 

PART V. Species Indicators of Anthropegenic Change

 

Chapter 6. Environmental Indicator Species

- Ecosystem health and biological integrity

- Environmental indicators

- Examples of the uses of environmental indicator species

- Proliferation and obfuscation of terms

- Summary

 

Chapter 7. Ecological Disturbance Indicator Species

- Effects of disturbance

- Proposed criteria for indicator species

- Single species and species-groups as indicators of disturbance

- Examples of the use of species-groups in documenting effects of land-use change

- Changes in populations over time

- Determining the number of species-groups

- Management pointers

- Summary

 

Chapter 8. Cross-taxon Response Indicator Species

- Habitat alteration

- Fora for cross-taxon-response indicator species

- Intraguild-response indicator species

- Population changes

- Management indicator species

- Early warnings

- Substitute species

- Problems with cross-taxon-response indicator species

- Summary

 

PART VI. Promoting Conservation

 

Chapter 9. Flagship Species

- Characteristics of flagship species

- Multiple objectives

- Are flagship species successful?

- Qualities of flagship species

- Iconic species

- What's next?

- Summary

 

PART VII. Summary of Concepts and Cost-Effectiveness

 

Chapter 10. Surrogate Species in the Real World

- Surrogate categories

- Synopsis

- Distribution of biodiversity

- Reserve site selection

- Reserve design and management

- Species indicators of anthropogenic change

- Promoting conservation

- Wrap-up

- Summary

 

References

Scientific Names of Species Mentioned in the Text

Subject

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597261937
Subtitle:
Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species
Author:
Caro, Tim
Author:
Caro, T. M. (Timothy M. ).
Author:
Girling, Sheila
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20100623
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
136
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Because of the scope of conservation problems, biologists and managers often rely on "surrogate" species to act as proxies to represent larger conservation issues. In Conservation by Proxy, conservation biologist and field researcher Tim Caro offers systematic definitions of surrogate species concepts, explores the theories behind them, considers how surrogate species are chosen, examines evidence for and against their utility, and makes recommendations for their continued use.

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