biodiversity program Books

  • Eocene Biodiversity

    Initially, this work was designed to document and study the diversification of modern mammalian groups and was quite successful and satisfying. However, as field and laboratory work continued, there began to develop a suspicion that not all of the Eocene story was being told. It became apparent that most fossil samples, especially those from ...

  • The Nature of Open Space Programs: Linking Land Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Report

    The conservation of biodiversity supports efforts to ensure the long-term stability of wildlife species and habitats, ecosystems and economies, and public health and welfare. Because the greatest threats to wildlife and biodiversity in the United States are habitat destruction, degradation, and fragmentation, purchasing land outright or protecting ...

  • 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 ...

  • Planning with Nature: Biodiversity Information in Action Report

    Poorly planned land development is a prime contributor to the loss of America’s natural heritage of animal and plant diversity. But a new report by the Environmental Law Institute finds that simply utilizing existing biodiversity information may help remedy this problem. What is needed, the authors of Planning with Nature: Biodiversity ...

  • Status of the States: Innovative Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation Report

    The United States now faces a biodiversity crisis of historic proportions. It is estimated that 'one-third of the native U.S. flora and fauna is considered to be of conservation concern.' States are currently facing unprecedented habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation due to sprawl development, agriculture, and other land modifications. Many ...

  • Biodiversity Conservation Handbook: State, Local, and Private Protection of Biological Diversity

    The Biodiversity Conservation Handbook is designed to assist state and local policymakers who wish to 'think globally and act locally' by developing a state or local biodiversity program. In addition to providing background on biodiversity generally and the importance of such programs at the state and local level, it looks at how science can ...

  • Nature-Friendly Communities: Habitat Protection and Land Use Planning

    Nature-Friendly Communities presents an authoritative and readable overview of the successful approaches to protecting biodiversity and natural areas in America's growing communities. Addressing the crucial issues of sprawl, open space, and political realities, Chris Duerksen and Cara Snyder explain the most effective steps that communities can ...

  • New Mexico"s Natural Heritage: A Handbook of Law and Policy Report

    This report is intended as a handbook for all those working to conserve and protect New Mexico's wealth of biodiversity and rich natural heritage. The goal of the report is to describe the state's current laws and policies, identify gaps and opportunities for change, and encourage a dialogue about what the laws that affect our natural heritage ...

  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

    This book demonstrates and develops the quantitative and formal links between sustainability issues, decision and precaution problems in the management of natural resources. Applied concerns include fisheries, agriculture, biodiversity, exhaustible resources and pollution. The book aims at combining economic and ecological dimensions through an ...

  • The Economic and Social Dynamics of Biotechnology

    'Biotechnology' - the integrated use of biochemistry, microbiology, and chemical engineering for the technological application of the capabilities of microbes and cultured tissue cells - is quickly becoming pervasive and challenging, rapidly developing both new techniques and industries. The Economic and Social Dynamics of Biotechnology - a ...

  • Dynamic Modeling for Marine Conservation

    The effects of disturbed ecosystems, from devastating algal blooms to the loss of whale populations, have demonstrated the vulnerability of the oceans¿ biodiversity. Conservation of marine systems requires knowledge from many different fields in order to understand the complex interactions that threaten those systems. Dynamic Modeling for Marine ...

  • Transactions on Computational Systems Biology IV

    The LNCS journal Transactions on Computational Systems Biology is devoted to inter- and multidisciplinary research in the fields of computer science and life sciences and supports a paradigmatic shift in the techniques from computer and information science to cope with the new challenges arising from the systems oriented point of view of ...

  • Legal and institutional frameworks for sustainable soils : a preliminary report

    The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development placed a responsibility on States to protect the local, regional and global environment, especially problems shared by the whole community such as soil degradation. The knowledge of the severe degradation situation of the world’s soils and of the poor state of the soil legislation ...

  • Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone

    Coastal ecosystems make up some of the most important, yet most endangered, regions in the world. The protection of the unique processes that take place in these ecosystems requires that partnerships be formed among ecologists, resource managers, and planners. Experienced in the challenges of coastal system analysis, the contributors to this book ...

  • Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change

    How can the Earth’s finite water resources be managed sustainably to meet the growing needs of humans and of nature in ways that avert the looming crisis? The need to find answers to this question has exercised the minds of many scientists, practitioners and policymakers who recognise the urgency of the problems. These concerns have spawned a ...

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