Biodiversity Hotspots

This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global scale, human diversity itself and various geographic ...

Biodiversity Hotspots

Biodiversity and its conservation are among the main global topics in science and politics and perhaps the major challenge for the present and coming generations. This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global scale, human diversity itself and various geographic regions exhibiting high levels of diversity. The areas covered range from genetics and taxonomy to evolutionary biology, biogeography and the social sciences. In addition to the classic hotspots in the tropics, the book also highlights various other ecosystems harbouring unique species communities including coral reefs and the Southern Ocean. The approach taken considers, but is not limited to, the original hotspot definition sensu stricto and presents a chapter introducing the 35th hotspot, the forests of East Australia. While, due to a bias in data availability, the majority of contributions on particular taxa deal with vertebrates and plants, some also deal with the less-studied invertebrates. This book will be essential reading for anyone involved with biodiversity, particularly researchers and practitioners in the fields of conservation biology, ecology and evolution.

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Biodiversity Hotspots
Language: en
Pages: 546
Authors: Frank E. Zachos, Jan Christian Habel
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-15 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Biodiversity and its conservation are among the main global topics in science and politics and perhaps the major challenge for the present and coming generations. This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global
Biodiversity Hotspots
Language: en
Pages: 546
Authors: Frank E. Zachos, Jan Christian Habel
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-13 - Publisher: Springer

Biodiversity and its conservation are among the main global topics in science and politics and perhaps the major challenge for the present and coming generations. This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global
Biodiversity Hotspots
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Vittore Rescigno
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

Current loss of biodiversity places a premium on the task of recognising and formulating proposals on potential areas for biological conservation based on scientific criteria; among these tasks, identification of hotspots has a relevant role on conservation of biodiversity. In this book, the authors discuss the application of different biogeographic
Ark of the Broken Covenant: Protecting the World's Biodiversity Hotspots
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: John Charles Kunich
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-02-28 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Blending scientific and legal expertise, Kunich proves that a devastating ecological crisis is imminent or even underway already, and that conservation law has yet to catch up with biological science. He challenges readers with a hotspots wager, arguing that he have vastly more to gain than lose by legally protecting
Biodiversity Hotspots
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Charles Kunich
Categories: Biodiversity conservation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

Describes 25 of the most threatened reservoirs of diverse plant and animal life on earth. Contains a search engine.