Conservation Action and Planning

Freshwater Mussels

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Freshwater Mussels

Designed for naturalists, biologists, and resource managers working to conserve local freshwater ecosystems, the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) has developed this web handbook as a "short-course" to the freshwater mussels occurring within 75 miles of New York City and throughout New Jersey.

Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Sprawl

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Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Sprawl

Elizabeth A. Johnson & Michael W. Klemens (eds) — In this wide-ranging collection, leading biological and social scientists, conservationists, and land use professionals examine how sprawl affects species and alters natural communities, ecosystems, and natural processes.

Biodiversity Assessment Handbook for New York City

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Biodiversity Assessment Handbook for New York City

By: Erik Kiviat and Elizabeth A. Johnson.  This comprehensive guide addresses questions about greenspaces and biodiversity in New York City, for land managers, policy makers, conservationists, researchers, consultants, educators, and students.

Legacy: Conserving New York State's Biodiversity

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Legacy: Conserving New York State's Biodiversity

Elizabeth A. Johnson & Donald Smith (eds.) — From the rocky summits of the Adirondack High Peaks to the hundreds of miles of shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes, New York State's rich mosaic of wild neighborhoods supports an abundant variety of life.

Fully-Protected Marine Reserves for the Future of Our Oceans

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Fully-Protected Marine Reserves for the Future of Our Oceans

By: Margret C. Domroese & Christine Engels — A companion guide to an exhibition by the same name in The Bahamas describes marine reserves, illustrates some of their benefits, features work of key players involved in the effort to create a marine reserve network in The Bahamas, and offers suggestions for supporting marine conservation.

Protecting Nature In Your Community

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Protecting Nature In Your Community

By: Elizabeth A. Johnson & Timon McPhearson — This colorful booklet highlights the importance of nature in New Jersey and provides recommendations for conserving it.

Biodiversity and Human Health: A Guide for Policymakers

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Biodiversity and Human Health: A Guide for Policymakers

Francesca Grifo & Joshua Rosenthal (eds) — This brief guide summarizes for policymakers the consequences of biodiversity loss for human health, including threats to global supplies of food and fresh water, exposure to formerly rare diseases and opportunistic infections, and loss of important sources of medicines.