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Biodiversity

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  • Monitoring Forest Biodiversityby Toby Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The fate of much of the world's terrestrial biodiversity depends upon our ability to improve the management of forest ecosystems that have already been substantially modified by humans. Monitoring is an essential ingredient in meeting this challenge, allowing us to measure the impact of different human activities on biodiversity and identify more... more...

  • Biodiversity in Drylandsby Moshe Shachak; James R. Gosz; Stewart T. A. Pickett; Avi Perevolotsky

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    Biodiversity in Drylands, the first internationally based synthesis volume in the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Series, unifies the concepts of species and landscape diversity with respect to deserts. In the face of global change, integration is crucial for dealing with the problem of sustaining biodiversity. This book promises to... more...

  • Conserving Bird Biodiversityby Ken Norris; Deborah J. Pain

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    Problem-based approach to conservation biology using birds as examples. more...

  • Biology Unmooredby Sandra Bamford

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Biology Unmoored is an engaging examination of what it means to live in a world that is not structured in terms of biological thinking. Drawing upon three years of ethnographic research in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sandra Bamford describes a world in which physiological reproduction is not perceived to ground human kinship or human beings'... more...

  • Development with Identityby R.E. Rhoades

    CABI 2006; US$ 120.00

    Throughout Latin America, indigenous peoples are demanding that development must address local priorities, including ethnic identity. Simultaneously, sustainability scientists need to conduct place-based research on the interaction between environment and society which will have global relevance. more...

  • Managing Soil Qualityby P. Schjonning; S. Elmholt; B.T. Christensen

    CABI 2004; US$ 155.00

    Taking a management oriented approach, this title identifies key issues in soil quality and management options to enhance the sustainability of modern agriculture. Topics covered include major plant nutrients (N, P, K), soil acidity, soil organic matter, soil biodiversity, soil compaction, erosion, pesticides and urban waste. more...

  • African Biodiversityby Bernhard Hube; Bradley J. Sinclair; Karl-Heinz Lampe

    Springer US 2007; US$ 379.00

    In May 2004, the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum hosted the Fifth International Symposium on Tropical Biology. This series was established at the ZFMK in the early 1980s, and has variably focused on systematics and ecology of tropical organisms, with an emphasis on Africa. Previous volumes are those edited by Schuchmann (1985), Peters and... more...

  • The Economics of Biodiversity Conservationby K.N Ninan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services is possibly the most powerful tool for halting the loss of biodiversity while maintaining incomes and livelihoods. Yet rarely have such approaches been applied to tropical forest ?hotspots?, which house the vast majority of the planets plant and animal species. This ground-breaking work is the... more...