Book Review: Molecular approaches in natural resource conservation and management.Landscape Ecol 27:467–468.

  • Authors: Potter, Kevin M.
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Landscape Ecol 27:467–468
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10980-011-9679-y

Abstract

The first rule of intelligent tinkering, Aldo Leopold famously noted, is to keep all the wheels and cogs. Rodney Honeycutt, David Hillis, and John Bickham take the analogy a step further: Not only are conservation biologists like car mechanics trying to keep an engine running, but they are aware of the existence—let alone the function—of only a small percentage of the engine components. ‘‘The other 90% of the parts are falling off the engine faster than they can be discovered,’’ they write, ‘‘and it is unclear how much longer the car will keep running.’’

  • Citation: Potter, Kevin M. 2012. Book Review: Molecular approaches in natural resource conservation and management.Landscape Ecol 27:467–468.
  • Posted Date: August 20, 2012
  • Modified Date: August 20, 2012
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