- Title Pages
- List of contributors
- Chapter 1 Uncomfortable questions and inconvenient data in conservation science
- Chapter 2 The thin ice of simplicity in environmental and conservation assessments
- Chapter 3 The value of ecosystem services
- Chapter 4 Are local losses of biodiversity causing degraded ecosystem function?
- Chapter 5 Forty years of bias in habitat fragmentation research
- Chapter 6 Introduced species are not always the enemy of conservation
- Chapter 7 Novel ecosystems
- Chapter 8 What is the evidence for planetary tipping points?
- Chapter 9 Adaptability
- Chapter 10 Food webs with humans: In name only?
- Chapter 11 Global agricultural expansion
- Chapter 12 A good story
- Chapter 13 From <i>Silent Spring</i> to <i>The Frog of War</i>
- Chapter 14 How a mistaken ecological narrative could be undermining orangutan conservation
- Chapter 15 Fealty to symbolism is no way to save salmon
- Chapter 16 Genetically modified crops
- Chapter 17 When “sustainable” fishing isn’t
- Chapter 18 Science communication is receiving a lot of attention, but there’s room to improve
- Chapter 19 Overfishing
- Chapter 20 Rehabilitating sea otters
- Chapter 21 Planning for climate change without climate projections?
- Chapter 22 Is “no net loss of biodiversity” a good idea?
- Chapter 23 Replacing underperforming nature reserves
- Chapter 24 Conservation in the real world
- Chapter 25 Are payments for ecosystem services benefiting ecosystems and people?
- Chapter 26 Corporations valuing nature
- Chapter 27 Business as usual leads to underperformance in coastal restoration
- Chapter 28 Conservation bias: What have we learned?
As important in conservation organizations as it is in species
- (p.58) Chapter 9 Adaptability
- Effective Conservation Science
Paul R. Armsworth
Eric R. Larson
Alison G. Boyer
- Oxford University Press
This chapter asks how organizations that society relies on to deliver biodiversity conservation perform in the face of rapid and unpredictable change. While much has been written about how species and ecosystems respond to environmental change, the same attention has not been given to how the human institutions charged with conserving species and ecosystems cope with change. The chapter examines nonprofit organizations active in conservation and how these organizations plan for and respond to changing economic conditions. On the one hand, empirical analyses show that conservation nonprofits are impacted less by major economic swings than might be feared. But on the other, the analyses also suggest conservation organizations could do much more to take a proactive approach to planning for and coping with change. The chapter concludes by reviewing what a more proactive approach to planning for changing conditions by conservation organizations would look like.
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