Ask biologists about biodiversity and they're likely to agree that the subject commands an increasing amount of their attention. But they may be at a loss to cite the key research in the field. Although biodiversity--the study of the planet's varied species, genes, and habitats, and the effort to preserve them--is building as a scientific endeavor and an environmental buzz-word, there is no consensus on what this science will or should be like.
E.O. Wilson and F.M. Peter, eds., Biodiversity.
J.A. McNeely, et al., Conserving the World's Biological Diversity.
W.V. Reid, and K.R. Miller, Keeping Options Alive: The Scientific Basis for Conserving Biodiversity.
N. Myers, A Wealth of Wild Species.
M.L. Oldfield, The Value...