A comprehensive assessment of biodiversity in the US and Canada. The authors, scientists with the World Wildlife Fund, use a rigorous ecoregion approach, rather than the less relevant state-by-state approach. Six chapters present the rationale for the approach, defining the ecoregions and analyzing the threats to each. From this the authors develop a conservation agenda and set out recommendations for preserving and restoring biodiversity to the continent. Thirteen colour maps provide essential information about each ecoregion and its biodiversity.
The authors are all affiliated with the Conservation Science Program of World Wildlife Fund. The World Wildlife Fund is the largest privately supported international conservation organization in the world with more than one million members in the U.S. alone. Authors: Taylor H. Ricketts Eric Dinerstein David M. Olson Colby J. Loucks William Eichbaum Dominick DellaSala Kevin Kavanagh Prashant Hedao Patrick T. Hurley Karen M. Carney Robin Abell Steven Walters Contributors: Jonathan Adams Will Allen Sandy Andelman Alan G. Appleby James F. Bergan John Broadhead Dirk Bryant Steve Buttrick Steve Chaplin Roberta Clowater Terry Cook Jim Cooperman Robin Cox Lance Craighead David Culver Mary Davis Dennis Demarchi Jim Eidson Amy Farstad Thomas Fleischner R. Glenn Ford Dave Foreman Steve Gatewood Jim Goltz Sam Gon Louise Gratton Tim Gray Anne Gunn Arlin Hackman Randy Hagenstein Ron Heyer Bob Holland Tony Iacobelli Laura Jackson John Kartesz James MacMahon Kate MacQuarrie Geoff Mann Bill Meades Rod Mondt Janet Moore David Neaves Jim Nelson Reed Noss Chris O'Brien Sebastian Oosenbrug Gordon Orians Juri Peepre Ajith Perera Robert Peters Steve Primm Scott Robinson Jon-Paul Rodriquez John Sawyer Rick Schneider Jennifer Shay Marni Sims Phillip Sims Fred E. Smeins George Smith Scott Smith Randy Snodgrass Colin Stewart Jim Strittholt Emma Underwood Robyn Usher Alasdair Veitch Alan Weakley Wesley W. Wettengel Gaile Whelan-Enns Chris Williams Don Wilson Kim Wolfe Nathalie Zinger This volume is the first in a series. This series also includes Freshwater Ecoregions of North America, 2000, and Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific, 2001, and The Ecoregions Series which includes all 3 volumes at the discounted price of $185.00. Taylor H. Ricketts is affiliated with the Conservation Science Program of World Wildlife Fund. Eric Dinerstein is Chief Scientist and Vice-President for Science at the World Wildlife Fund-US. He has participated in or overseen conservation research around the world, he is one of the editors of WWF's Ecosystem Assessment series, and he is the author of a monograph on rhinos: Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater-One Horned Rhinoceros (Columbia University Press).