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Title: Biodiversity conservation—a place holder: introduction to papers in this issue.

Author: Olson, Deanna H.;

Date: 2006

Source: In: Northwestern Naturalist, Vol. 87(1): 1-9

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Biodiversity conservation in the US Pacific Northwest is gaining new attention as large reserves are recognized as not being a panacea for protection of all rare species. In February 2005, a workshop at Oregon State University, held in conjunction with the joint annual meetings of the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology and the Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society, focused on key topics of concern relative to the advancement of biodiversity conservation in the region. Articles in this issue of Northwestern Naturalist provide overviews of these topics. As an introduction, I describe the origin of conservation biology at another conference 25 y ago and 2 key developments occurring in intervening years-the definition of "biodiversity" and the need to advance and integrate several socioeconomic aspects of the discipline. Both of these developments support the concept of conservation biology as a "place holder".

Keywords: conservation biology, biodiversity, socioeconomics

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Olson, Deanna H. 2006. Biodiversity conservation—a place holder: introduction to papers in this issue. In: Northwestern Naturalist, Vol. 87(1): 1-9


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