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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 114.99
The first volume in the "Long Term Ecological Research Network" series, this book summarizes the state of knowledge about biodiversity in drylands, and seeks to identify questions and strategies for future research and to lay out guidelines for management of biodiversity in desert and semi desert regions. more...
- CABI 2005; US$ 110.00
In agricultural systems, a diversity of crops and varieties in essential to combat the risks farmers face from pests, diseases and variations in climate. Crop biodiversity also underpins the range of dietary needs and services that consumers demand as economies change. more...
- CABI 2005; US$ 140.00
Agroforestry and silvopastoralism are ancient ways of managing forestland that should be encouraged as they increase productivity in the short, medium and long terms (in comparison with forestland), biodiversity (in comparison with farmland) and the sustainability of land (multiproduct system). more...
- Routledge 2007; US$ 94.95
Explores the changes and challenges of the information age. This book discusses projects developed to provide access to biodiversity information. It explores issues involved in connecting databases with different user interfaces, the technical demands of linking databases that are not entirely uniform in structure and the problems of user access. more...
- CABI 2004; US$ 175.00
Focusing on the biodiversity and ecology of West African forests, this volume analyses the facts that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities, and includes an atlas with ecological profiles of 280 rare plant species and 56 large timber species. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00
China and Taiwan have roughly one-eighth of the world's known species. Their approaches to biodiversity issues thus have global as well as national repercussions. This work explores the conflicts between economic development, and communities seeking to preserve and protect local human and ecosystem values. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 38.00
Biodiversity loss and possible remedies are subject to much debate. Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities advocates preservation through a mix of strict protection, inclusive involvement of people, and the combination of livelihoods and social well-being in biodiversity management. Case studies are examined with insights from political... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 100.00
Proceedings from an OECD Expert Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, November 2001 What are the impacts on biodiversity of current farm policies and potential reduction of subsidies to agriculture? Are international interests in biodiversity and trade liberalization complementary or in conflict? The OECD is developing a set of agri-biodiversity... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 162.00
Biodiversity is recognised to be of global importance, yet species and habitats are under increasing pressure from human-induced influences. This Handbook will enable practitioners to plan and conduct a survey of any species or habitat and to evaluate the data so as to determine its local, national and international significance. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95
This revised second edition provides an introductory guide through the maze of interdisciplinary themes that comprise 'biodiversity.' It combines biological sciences with insights into the origins, variety and distribution of biodiversity, analysis of the social and political context, and the threats to, and opportunities for, the survival of natural... more...