Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar (Hardcover)

A Conservation Assessment (World Wildlife Fund Ecoregion Assessments)

By Michele L. Thieme, Robin Abell, Neil Burgess, World Wildlife Fund, Bernhard Lehner, Eric Dinerstein, David Olson, Guy Teugels, Andre Kamdem-Toham, Melanie L. J. S. Stiassny, Paul Skelton

Island Press, 9781559633659, 483pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2005

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About the Author

Michele Thieme joined the World Wildlife Fund's Conservation Science Program in 1999 and works to conserve freshwater life in WWF's priority river and lake basins. Her current research centers on the role of protected areas in conserving freshwater ecosystems, and improving conservation planning in freshwater environments. She leads the Spatial Tools and Analysis Team and is an active member of the Impact Evaluation team.

Robin Abell is a senior freshwater conservation biologist at WWF. She specializes in broad-scale conservation planning to protect freshwater biodiversity.

Neil Burgess is associated with the Conservation Science Department of World Wildlife Fund.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is the largest private U.S. organization working worldwide to conserve nature. WWF works to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by protecting natural areas and wildlife populations, promoting sustainable use of natural resources, and promoting more efficient resource and energy use and the maximum reduction of pollution.

Eric Dinerstein is Director of Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions at RESOLVE. Previously, he was Lead Scientist and Vice President for Conservation Science at the World Wildlife Fund. His areas of specialty include tropical mammals, large mammal biology, biogeography, bats, rhinos, seed dispersal, and community ecology. With the World Wildlife Fund, he led many of the organization's most important scientific projects, including the Global 200 Ecoregions, examples of which form the basis of his book Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations. Dinerstein is also the author of The Kingdom of RaritiesThe Return of the Unicorns: The Natural History and Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros and What Elephants Know: A Novel, among other articles and publications.
He attended Northwestern University and Western Washington University, and did his post-graduate studies at the University of Washington (Organization of Tropical Studies) and the National Zoological Park's Conservation and Research Center.

Dr. Melanie L.J. Stiassny is Axelrod Research Curator at the Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History.

Paul Skelton is Managing Director Emeritus of the South African Institue for Aquatic Biodiversity.