biodiversity management Books

  • Biodiversity

    Despite acknowledgment that loss of living diversity is an international biological crisis, the ecological causes and consequences of extinction have not yet been widely addressed. In honor of Edward O. Wilson, winner of the 1993 International Prize for Biology, an international group of distinguished biologists bring ecological, evolutionary, and ...

  • Biodiversity

    The preservation of biodiversity is an essential part of the global concept for sustainable development. Ecologically and socially acceptable management of biodiversity is a prerequisite for the preservation of the wealth and productivity of natural ecological systems, and maintainance of the cultural differences in the relationship between man ...

  • Management and the Conservation of Biodiversity

    This book brings together a selection of 21 original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that address aspects of management for the conservation of biodiversity. The topics addressed include: lessons from the Northern spotted owl saga, hidden costs of implementing the EU Habitats Directive, the importance of recently created ...

  • Invasive Species and Biodiversity Management

    The invasive species problem will become increasingly important in the years to come. Trade, travel and tourism are rapidly globalized, and border controls are reduced. This affects natural ecosystems in which aggressive invaders may have disastrous effects. 'New' diseases affect human, animal and crop health. The Convention on Biological ...

  • Marine Biodiversity

    This volume presents selected contributions given to the 38th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Aveiro, Portugal, in September 2003.Understanding the functioning of marine ecosystems is the first step towards measuring and predicting the influence of Man, and to find solutions for the enormous array of problems we face today. This volume ...

  • Aquatic Biodiversity

    In this age of increased fundamental and applied research on biodiversity, no single volume was as yet devoted to the various temporal and spatial aspects of aquatic biodiversity. The present book is published in honour of Professor Henri Dumont (Ghent, Belgium) at the occasion of his retirement as Editor-in-Chief of Hydrobiologia. The volume ...

  • Living Off Biodiversity: Exploring Livelihoods and Biodiversity Issues in the Natural Resources Management

    This book attempts to explore different natural resource sectors and to identify possibilities for mainstreaming the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity into these sectors but without compromising livelihoods in the process. ~It advocates leveraging incremental change within the existing natural resource sectors through research, ...

  • The Biodiversity of African Plants

    The book includes papers on monographs and databases, on diversity of succulents, on various regions such as savannas, lowland rain forests and arid regions, on ecology and conservation, on generic delimitations in flowering plants, and on glacial forest refuges that influence the pattern of present-day floristic composition. Some reports on ...

  • Aquatic Biodiversity II

    Water is Life. Freshwater is one of the most valuable commodities on our planet, and this resource should be managed in a sustainable way. Yet, we are less than careful in the way we use water and many of our non-marine, aquatic habitats are threatened by anthropogenic impacts. Eutrophication, for example, could well turn into one of the major ...

  • Advances in Forest Inventory for Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Monitoring

    The increasing awareness and concern of people, researchers and decision makers for the maintenance and enhancement of goods and services provided by forest ecosystems significantly widened the scope of information needs for sustainable forest management on the task-specific, integrative and strategic level. Forest resource assessments have to ...

  • Elasmobranch biodiversity, conservation and management : proceedings of the international seminar and workshop

    The Darwin Elasmobranch Biodiversity Conservation and Management project in Sabah held a three-day international seminar that included a one-day workshop in order to highlight freshwater and coastal elasmobranch conservation issues in the region and worldwide, to disseminate the result of the project to other Malaysian states and countries, and to ...

  • Nagle and Ruhl`s The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management, 2d

    This law school casebook defines biodiversity, outlines factors in choosing among different policy approaches for it's protection, and finding appropriate levels of administration for implementing those policies. Also features original notes and questions to stimulate class ...

  • Deep-sea biodiversity and ecosystems: A scoping report on their socio-economy, management and governance. UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 28

    This report was produced in close collaboration with scientists and experts under HERMES (Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas), a large, interdisciplinary deep-sea research project supported by the European Commissio's Framework Six Programme. The aim of HERMES is to understand better the biodiversity, structure, function ...

  • Methods and Practice in Biodiversity Conservation

    This book brings together a selection of 22 original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that address aspects of methods and practice in biodiversity conservation. The contributions deal with a wide variety of approaches to site selection and management, especially the use of bioindicators, surrogates, and other approaches to site ...

  • Integrating Local and Global Biodiversity Values: A Review of Biodiversity Assessment

    Biodiversity is managed and valued locally but also provides value globally, attracting many interest groups. Formal biodiversity assessments have tended to emphasise global values. But this focus is being replaced by awareness that pluralist, adaptive management of biological resources needs biodiversity assessments able to express and ...

  • Thermophiles: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution

    This book is the study of microorganisms from extreme environments, and it provides a much-needed synthesis of the recent advances in the biology, biotechnology, and management of thermophilic organisms, with specific examples drawn largely from thermal springs in Yellowstone National Park. The work addresses the issues of intellectual ...

  • Conserving Biodiversity in Arid Regions

    The overall goal of this book is to increase the size of and more widely disseminate the 'portfolio' of research and other works aimed at protecting and sustainably utilizing biodiversity of global significance in arid and semiarid areas in developing nations. Specifically, the book focuses on best practices and lessons learnt for science, for ...

  • Air Pollution Effects On Biodiversity

    Biodiversity is the delicate ecological balance within biological systems such as species and populations. Evidence suggests air pollution disrupts and impoverishes ecosysytems processes, and genetic and population diversity. Based on a symposium conducted by the EPA's Environmental Research Laboratory, this book pulls together current ...

  • Biodiversity in sub-saharan Africa and its islands : conservation, management and sustainable use

    This first publication in the SSC’s planned programme of regional biodiversity assessments draws attention to the serious consequences of the loss of biological diversity in sub-Saharan Africa, including offshore islands in the Atlantic and Indian ...

  • Wetlands: Functioning, Biodiversity Conservation, and Restoration

    Together with its companion Volume 190 Wetlands and Natural Resource Management, this volume gives a broad and well-integrated overview of recent major scientific results in wetland science and their applications in natural resource management issues.After an introduction into the field, 12 chapters contributed by internationally known experts ...

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