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Biodiversity

A Biology of Numbers and Difference

by Kevin J. Gaston

  • 380 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Blackwell Science .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Applied ecology,
  • Biology, Life Sciences,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Wildlife,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Biological Variation,
  • Conservation Of Natural Resources (General),
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Biological diversity conservat,
  • Biological diversity,
  • Biological diversity conservation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages396
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8316708M
    ISBN 100865428042
    ISBN 109780865428041

    biodiversity at global, national and local levels 88 india as a mega diversity nation 89 hotspots of biodiversity 90 threats to biodiversity: habitat loss, poaching of wildlife, man-wildlife conflicts 91 endangered and endemic species of india 94 common plant species 94 . Biodiversity, a multidimensional property of natural systems, is difficult to quantify partly because of the multitude of indices proposed for this purpose.

    Biodiversity is the foundation of a vast array of ecosystem services essential for human well-being (see Figure 2). 2 Ecosystems support all forms of life, moderate climates, filter water and air, conserve soil and nutrients and control pests. Species (animal and plant) provide us . The loss of biodiversity is dangerous and its consequences are immediate: cultural diversity and biodiversity are intimately related to each other. If we lose one, we risk losing the other. The diversity of societies, cultures and languages that has developed throughout human history is intimately related to biodiversity and its use.

    Ecosystems can be considered as dynamic and interactive clusters made up of plants, animals and micro-organism communities. Inevitably, mankind is an integral part of each ecosystem and as such enjoys all its provided benefits. Driven by the increasing necessity to preserve the ecosystem productivity, several ecological studies have been conducted in the last few years, highlighting the. Dec 17,  · Biodiversity Definition 'Biological diversity' means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are a part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. Convention on Biological Diversity 1.


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Biodiversity by Kevin J. Gaston Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book contains a series of scientific articles regarding biodiversity. Some are quite specific (taxonomy, ecology, biotechnology, etc.), while others are more readily accessible for common readers/5. "Biodiversity" is a record of the highlights of the National Teleconference on Biodiversity.

Featuring speakers E.O. Wilson, Thomas E. Lovejoy III, Peter H. Raven, Paul R. Ehrlich, Michael H. Robinson, and Joan Martin-Brown, this tape explores various Biodiversity book of biodiversity: what it is, why it is of importance to us, how it is being.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.”.

biological diversity or biodiversity, the number of species in a given habitat. Scientists have variously estimated that there are from 3 to 30 million extant species, of which million have been classified, includinginsects, 41, vertebrates, andplants; the remainder are invertebrates, fungi, algae, and microorganisms.

Jan 10,  · Over the last two decades, an increasing body of information has been added to the biodiversity science and the subject matter has become more and more voluminous.

Biodiversity has now become a multidisciplinary subject in which concepts, ideas and methodologies have been contributed by a number of other disciplines.

However, there is a dearth of comprehensive textbooks on biodiversity /5(3). book entitled ‘Biodiversity’, which is likely to have initiated the widespread use of the word.

Initially the term biodiversity was used more in political forums than scientific ones, progressing over time to become a term used to symbolise the concept of the "richness of life on earth".

This book gives an expansive and integrated overview of the scientific disciplines that contribute to the connection between health and biodiversity, from the evolutionary ecology of infectious and non-infectious diseases to ethics, law and politics. Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

Jan 08,  · Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. The Independent Farmstead: Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with. Mar 15,  · What is Biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variety of life in an area or ecosystem -- for this activity, we'll focus on the different types of living organisms you have in your own backyard.

Of course, since this is a Storybook Science series, one of the ways to introduce the idea of biodiversity is with a book. Biodiversity is not evenly distributed, rather it varies greatly across the globe as well as within regions. Among other factors, the diversity of all living things depends on temperature, precipitation, altitude, soils, geography and the presence of other axendadeportiva.com study of the spatial distribution of organisms, species and ecosystems, is the science of biogeography.

Biodiversity refers to life on land, in the water, in the air, in deserts and caves—even in hot springs or glaciers. Mushroom. NPS Photo. The term biodiversity encompasses life at all its levels, from ecosystems to species to genes. To study biodiversity is to study the complete web of life that makes Earth the only known planet upon which.

Biodiversity, the variety of life found in a place on Earth or, often, the total variety of life on Earth. A common measure of this variety, called species richness, is the count of species in an area.

Biodiversity encompasses the genetic variety within each species and the variety of ecosystems that species create. Biodiversity and Evolution includes chapters devoted to the evolution and biodiversity of organisms at the molecular level, based on the study of natural collections from the Museum of Natural History.

The book starts with an epistemological and historical introduction and ends with a critical overview of the Anthropocene epoch.

Jan 08,  · “As the global community prepares a post Global Deal for Nature, this book reminds us of the importance of ecosystems and nature-based solutions to advance the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Biodiversity Vision."—Dr.

Cristiana Pasca Palmer, UN Assistant Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the. Biodiversity Heritage Library uses Global Names Architecture's Global Names Recognition and Discovery (GNRD), a taxonomic name recognition algorithm, to search through all of the texts digitized in BHL and extract the scientific names.

This evening, a week after I submitted my application form, I got a phone call from the lady who is in charge of booking the Zamia Theatre. She confirmed that I have the venue for my book launch, from 3 to 5 pm, on Sunday October 6. biodiversity definition: the number and types of plants and animals that exist in a particular area or in the world.

Learn more. Cambridge Dictionary +Plus; My profile +Plus help; Log out; This book is a comprehensive compilation of many ongoing studies of biodiversity. With this book, the study of biodiversity takes an important step forward.

A landmark text, defining the status of a new and developing science. An authoritative series of reviews from the leading scientists in the field. Ideal as a textbook for the many new courses in Author: Kevin Gaston.

May 23,  · The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch ® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot.

We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers. About the Atlas. The "Atlas of the Biodiversity of California" is a fascinating guide to the state's biological resources.

This book is a bound collection of maps, stunning photographs, and artistic illustrations – all depicting the state's rich diversity of plant and animal species.ecosystem biodiversity. Therefore, Chapter 5 evaluates the prospects of application of the biological remediation against Cr(VI) pollution and recent improvements on this fundamental process.

The last section of this book is focused on the molecular techniques used for measuring biodiversity, a critical point of the studies on biodiversity.May 02,  · Biodiversity is the term used to describe the variety of all living things.

Biodiversity includes genetic diversity, species diversity, ecosystem diversity and their associated evolutionary and ecological processes.