"In thoughtful and elegant prose, peppered with humor and bits of philosophy, Rosenzweig presents...a hopeful, fresh vision.... The book is a wonderful source of motivation and inspiration, entertaining and thought-provoking for lay and professional audiences alike. Even the most skeptical readers will likely be convinced of the need to rethink conservation strategy."--Science
"Rosenzweig is marvelous! With vast erudition he has brought to life a novel sub-field of ecology. Win-Win Ecology
focuses on saving species just as all hope seems gone! He demonstrates, with many fascinating examples, how humans can at least sometimes construct new ecological niches to replace those that human activity has destroyed. It doesn't always work but it works often enough to supply some hope for the world's future biodiversity. It is not a rosy pipe dream future but a realistic lantern of hope presented in lovely prose. It is necessary reading." --Lawrence Slobodkin, Founding Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution, SUNY-Stony Brook, and author of A Citizen's Guide to Ecology
"A wonderful contribution to a new wave of ecological thinking, a focus on how to preserve biodiversity in habitats already hosting high levels of human activity. Working to make such habitats more hospitable for other organisms is a critical accompaniment to ongoing efforts to protect them in reserves. Everyone should be aware of this hopeful trend." --Paul R. Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University
"Rosenzweig has done it all--elegant experiments and continent-wide summaries of ecological patterns. He combines those essential experiences with passionate and thoughtful writing to make a compelling case that we can and must live with Nature, not fence her off in reservations." --Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Duke University, and author of The World According to Pimm: A Scientist Audits the Earth
About the Author
Michael L. Rosenzweig
is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona and a Fellow of the Morris K. Udall Center for Public Policy.