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Raising the Bar

abstract1 (full description below): Foreward: Population Viability Analysis Beissinger and McCullough (eds.). University of Chicago Press. 2002
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For good or ill, population viability analysis is socially embedded, and its practitioners are vested with ethical responsibilities. As physicians to the "others," we are called upon to raise the bar morally as well as technically. Conservation biology is a challenge for the heart as well as the mind.