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Suggested Reading from Workshop Participants
(Prepared Oct. 18, 2012)
Confronting crises in conservation: a talk on the wild side, In “A Zoological Revolution”
Link to publications:
Pleistocene Rewilding: An Optimistic Agenda for Twenty-First Century Conservation, In “The American Naturalist”
Re-wilding North America, In “Nature”
Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth, In “Science”
Berger, J. 1986. WILD HORSES OF THE GREAT BASIN: Social Competition and Population Size. University of Chicago Press.
Berger, J. 2008. THE BETTER TO EAT YOU WITH: Fear in the Animal World. University of Chicago Press.
Why Cloning Companion Animals is Wrong, In “Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science”
NATURE’S GHOSTS: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology – Mark V. Barrow, Jr. (2009)
- The idea of extinction didn’t exist in Jefferson’s time. There’s been one harsh revelation after another since then, chronicled in this wonderful history. The current generation of biologists will write the next chapter.
REGENESIS: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves – George Church and Ed Regis (2012)
- One of the world’s leading genomic engineers spells out how rapidly his field is developing radical capabilities. (Church is involved in the passenger pigeon revival project.)
BIOLOGY IS TECHNOLOGY: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life – Robert H. Carlson. (2011)
- Rob Carlson is currently the best chronicler of the pace and range of progress in biotechnology.
THE MOLECULE HUNT: Archaeology and the Search for Ancient DNA – Martin Jones (2001)
- A little dated already, this account by an insider covers the early years of biomolecular archaeology. There needs to be a new book on current “ancient DNA” discoveries.
WHOLE EARTH DISCIPLINE: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto – Stewart Brand (2009)
- My book has two chapters on the emerging role of biotech in environmentalsim and a chapter on conservation biology in this century (Anthropocene ecology).
THE CALIFORNIA CONDOR: A Saga of Natural History and Conservation – Noel Snyder and Helen Snyder (2000)
- Down to 22 birds in 1981, the condor is back to over 400, with half of them now in the wild. This encyclopedic work shows how important good field science was. A shorter version is Introduction to the California Condor (2005) by the same authors.
ZOO CONSERVATION BIOLOGY – John Fa, Stephan Funk, Donnamarie O’Connell (2011)
- An excellent survey of the growing role of zoos in conservation biology, including captive breeding and return to the wild. Zoos will be crucial for de-extinction biology.
AMERICAN CHESTNUT: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree – Susan Freinkel (2007)
- The revivers of the American chestnut are four decades ahead of everyone else in bringing back an important missing species. For updates, get the quarterly Journal of The American Chestnut Foundation.
ONCE AND FUTURE GIANTS: What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth’s Largest Animals – Sharon Levy (2011)
- A fine introduction to mammoths and mastodons and what it might mean to have them back.
THE PASSENGER PIGEON: Its Natural History and Extinction – A. W. Shorger (1955)
- The definitive compendium of passenger pigeon lore.
Fifty millennia of catastrophic extinctions after human contact, In “TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution”
Paleoecology and “inter-situ” restoration on Kaua`i, Hawai`i, In “Frontiers in Ecology”
Can Unwanted Suburban Tortoises Rescue Native Hawaiian Plants?, In “The Tortoise”
Burney, D.A., 2010. BACK TO THE FUTURE IN THE CAVES OF KAUA’I: A Scientist’s Adventures in the Dark. New Haven, Yale University Press.
Managed Relocation: Integrating the Scientific, Regulatory, and Ethical Challenges (with Mark Schwartz et al.). 62 BioScience 732-743 (2012)
Assisted Migration: Redefining Nature and Natural Resource Law under Climate Change, 27 Yale J. on Reg. 171-255 (2010)
Reassessing Conservation Goals in a Changing Climate (with Holly Doremus, Jason McLachlan, & Ben Minteer), Issues in Sci. & Tech., Summer 2010, 21-26
Multidimensional evaluation of managed relocation (with David Richardson et al.), 106 Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 9721-24 (2009)
The Bucardo Recovery Plan, In “2nd World Conference on Mountain Ungulates”
Reproductive Characteristics of Spanish ibex in Captivity, In “2nd World Conference on Mountain Ungulates”
Superovulation of Tranquilized Spanish ibex Females, In “Theriogenology”
Use of Hybrids as Recipients in Interspecies Embryo Transfer in the Capra Genus, In, “Theriogenology”
Haematology of Spanish ibex restrained by physical or chemical means, In “The Veterinary Record”
Effect of captivity on the blood composition of Spanish ibex “The Veterinary Record”
The delayed rise of present-day mammals, In “Nature”
Papers from the analysis behind the Edge project attached or linked to here and some papers on predicting extinction
Indicators and Assessment team at ZSL which includes the Living Planet Index and the Sampled and National Red Lists
Cloning Noah’s Ark, In “Scientific American”
PRINCIIPLES OF CLONING, by Robert Lanza, Keith Campbell, Michael D. West and Jose Cibelli, Academic Press; 1 edition (August 23, 2002)
The half-life of DNA in bone: measuring decay kinetics in 158 dated fossils; “Proceedings of the Royal Society”
Something the aDNA people could read into are the conservation papers concerning the Chatham Island black robin, as they are important for showing how a single pair of individuals can produce a population.
High-Speed Developments in Avian Genomics, In BioScience. (This paper would also be good, for talking about bird genomes as models for vertebrate work. The 454 sequencing method is phasing out, but it’s still a good paper.)
The EcoPerception Gap; In Conservation Magazine
Disexinction, Inc.;In Nature
Thylacinidae, In “Fauna of Australia”
Menzies BR, Renfree MB, Heider T, Mayer F, Hildebrandt TB and Pask, AJ. (2012) Limited genetic diversity preceded extinction of the Tasmanian tiger. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35433.
Cloning advances and challenges for conservation, In “TRENDS in Biotechnology”
Conservation genomics: applying whole genome studies to species conservation efforts, In “Cytogenetic and Genome Research”
ECOLOGY: DNA Banks for Endangered Animal Species, In “Science”
The Legacy of Lonesome George, In “Nature”
Induced pluripotent stem cells from highly endangered species, In “Nature Methods”
Lonesome no more, In “NewScientist”
The Frozen Zoo, In “GeneWatch”
Tudge, Colin. THE ENGINEER IN THE GARDEN, Hill and Wang. New York. 1993.
The Future of Molecular Paleontiology, In “Palaeontologia Electronica”
Soft Tissue Preservation in Terrestrial Mesozoic Vertebrates, In “Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences”
Dinosaur Peptides Suggest Mechanisms of Protein Survival, In “PLoS ONE”
Keratin Immunoreactivity in the Late Cretaceous Bird Rahonavis ostromi, In “Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology”
Identification of Immunoreactive Material in Mammoth Fossils, In “Journal of Molecular Evolution”
Ecology and Management of Small Populations, In “WILDLIFE TECHNIQUES MANUAL” published by The Wildlife Society
Captive Propagation and Translocation, In “WILDLIFE TECHNIQUES MANUAL” published by The Wildlife Society
Advances in Prospect Theory: Cumulative Representation of Uncertainty, In “Journal of Risk and Uncertainty”
Biodiversity loss, trophic skew and ecosystem functioning, In “Ecology Letters”
Large-scale nature development – the Oostvaardersplassen, In “British Wildlife”
Reconciling Nature and Human Interests, In “Advice of the International Committee on the Management of large herbivores in the Oostvaardersplassen (ICMO)”
Dirty pigs beat disease, In “Nature”
Reflecting the past, In “Nature”
Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk, In “Econometrica”
Natural processes, animal welfare, moral aspects and management of the Oostvaardersplassen, In “Report of the second International Commission on Management of the Oostvaardersplassen (ICMO2)”
The Shifting Baseline Syndrome, In “Marine Pollution Bulletin”
Shifting the Baseline Syndrome in Restoration Ecology, In “Restoration and History: The Search for a Usable Environmental Past”
Large herbivores: missing partners of western European light-demanding tree and shrub species?, In “Large Herbivore Ecology, Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation”
THE GHOST OF EVOLUTION. Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms. By Connie Barlow (2000), Foreword by Paul Martin. Basic Books
WONDERFUL LIFE. The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History. By Stephen Gould (1989). W.W. Norton & Company New York.
RAMBUNCTIOUS GARDEN. Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. Emma Marris (2011). Bloomsbury New York.
WILD HOPE: On the Front Lines of Conservation Success. Andrew Balmford (2012). The University of Chicago Press.
GRAZING, ECOLOGY AND FOREST HISTORY, F.W.M. Vera (2000). CABI Publishing Wallingford.
Evolution of Endogenous Retrovirus-like Elements of the Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) and its Relatives, In “Molecular Biology and Evolution”
Interactions between Exogenous and EndogenousRetroviruses, In “Journal of Biomedical Science”
The half-life of DNA in bone: measuring decay kinetics in 158 dated fossils, In “The Royal Society”
Pleistocene Park: Return of the Mammoth’s Ecosystem, In “Science”
The Past and Future of the Mammoth Steppe Ecosystem, In “Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation”
Steppe-Tundra Transition: A herbivore-Driven Biome Shift at the End of the Pleistocene, In “American Naturalist”
PALEONTOLOGY IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, Louys, J. 2012 (ed.) DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-25038-5_10. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
Church G, Regis E. (2012) REGENESIS: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves. New York: Basic Books.