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. RickettsEric DinersteinDavid M. OlsonColby J. LoucksWilliam EichbaumDominick DellaSalaKevin KavanaghPrashant HedaoPatrick T. HurleyKaren M. CarneyRobin AbellSteven Walters Contributors: Jonathan AdamsWill AllenSandy AndelmanAlan G. ApplebyJames F. BerganJohn BroadheadDirk BryantSteve ButtrickSteve ChaplinRoberta ClowaterTerry CookJim CoopermanRobin CoxLance CraigheadDavid CulverMary DavisDennis DemarchiJim EidsonAmy FarstadThomas FleischnerR. Glenn FordDave ForemanSteve GatewoodJim GoltzSam GonLouise GrattonTim GrayAnne GunnArlin HackmanRandy HagensteinRon HeyerBob HollandTony IacobelliLaura JacksonJohn KarteszJames MacMahonKate MacQuarrieGeoff MannBill MeadesRod MondtJanet MooreDavid NeavesJim NelsonReed NossChris O'BrienSebastian OosenbrugGordon OriansJuri PeepreAjith PereraRobert PetersSteve PrimmScott RobinsonJon-Paul RodriquezJohn SawyerRick SchneiderJennifer ShayMarni SimsPhillip SimsFred E. SmeinsGeorge SmithScott SmithRandy SnodgrassColin StewartJim StrittholtEmma UnderwoodRobyn UsherAlasdair VeitchAlan WeakleyWesley W. WettengelGaile Whelan-EnnsChris WilliamsDon WilsonKim WolfeNathalie 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).