Relevance of evolution: conservation
Given urgent need, limited resources and competing interests, what are our priorities for conservation, and why? What considerations should be brought to bear on decisions that affect biodiversity?
As discussed in the introduction, biological systems evolve. Variables change, because evolution is change over time through descent with modification. So in the field of conservation, history is a critical part of how we think about the complex issue of conservation.
The case studies in this section focus on how an understanding of evolution can inform conservation efforts.
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