This work explains how to undertake field studies to guide conservation work. It is aimed at anyone working in conservation regardless of their professional or scientific background. The methods and procedures of scientific inquiry are explained in a step-by-step manner. The author wants to make the process of doing science accessible and effective. The purpose of this book is t only to offer information, but primarily to catalyze the process of good thinking, so that readers can learn how to think and understand the importance of broad inquiry, matter what the conservation project.
Peter Feinsinger is Adjunct Professor of Biology at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, and conservation fellow with the Wildlife Conservation Society. The book was sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving biodiversity through the protection of critical habitat.