Congratulations to PhD Candidate Rachel Lamb on the publication of her Springer Nature textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concept, Applications (3rd Edition)!
Invited to co-author by Dr. Fred Van Dyke, Lamb's former undergraduate advisor, the two provide a thoroughly updated edition which focuses on conservation challenges and opportunities in the anthropocene. Beginning with a concise review of the history of conservation, the authors explore the interplay of conservation with genetics, demography, habitat and landscape, aquatic environments, and ecosystem management, and the relationship of all these disciplines to ethics, economics, law, and policy. Drawing from her own work in the Department, Lamb also includes a discussion of new conservation tools provided by advances in geospatial technologies.
Each chapter of the book went through an extensive process of external review, which included GEOG Professor George Hurtt, who reviewed the chapter on "Biodiversity and Climate Change."
The book is expected to be available for purchase later this month. Congrats again, Rachel!