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Biodiversity

  • The Economics of Biodiversity Conservationby K.N Ninan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • Biodiversity of Fungiby Mercedes S. Foster; Gerald F. Bills; Greg M. Mueller

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 137.00

    Biodiversity of Fungi is essential for anyone collecting and/or monitoring any fungi. Fascinating and beautiful, fungi are vital components of nearly all ecosystems and impact human health and our economy in a myriad of ways. Standardized methods for documenting diversity and distribution have been lacking. A wealth of information, especially regrading... more...

  • Monitoring Forest Biodiversityby Toby Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • Invasive Plants and Forest Ecosystemsby Ravinder Kumar Kohli; Shibu Jose; Harminder Pal Singh; Daizy Rani Batish

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 146.95

    As the worldwide human population explodes and trade becomes increasingly globalized, the transboundary movement of plant species from their place of origin to foreign regions is escalating and expected to experience continued growth in the coming decades. Invasive Plants and Forest Ecosystems takes an informed and integrated approach to the current... more...

  • Biodiversity: Integrating Conservation and Productionby Tony Norton; Ted Lefroy; Kay Bailey; Greg Unwin

    CSIRO Publishing 2008; US$ 79.95

    A collection of 17 case studies on Australia?s experience with community based environmental conservation. more...

  • The Wild Placesby Robert Macfarlane

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    ?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys... more...

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

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2007; US$ 329.00

    Highlighting African biodiversity at all levels ranging from molecules to ecosystems, this title contains topics such as biogeography, speciation processes, phylogenetic patterns and systematics, diversity decline and conservation, and applied biodiversity informatics. The 42 contributions included are mostly on insects and vertebrates. more...

  • Biodiversity Databasesby Gordon B. Curry; Chris J. Humphries

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 104.95

    Computing and database management has shifted from cottage industry-style methods ? the small independent researcher keeping records for a particular project ? to state-of-the-art file storage systems, presentation, and distribution over the Internet. New and emerging techniques for recognition, compilation, and data management have made managing data... more...

  • Biology Unmooredby Sandra Bamford

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Food Sovereignty and Uncultivated Biodiversity in South Asiaby Farhad Mazhar; Daniel Buckles; P.V. Satheesh; Farida Akhter

    International Development Research Centre 2007; US$ 40.00

    This publication explores the meaning of agriculture and guides the reader into new territory, where food, ecology, and culture converge. In the food systems of South Asia, the margin between cultivated and uncultivated biodiversity dissolves through women?s day-to-day practice of collecting and cooking food, constituting a feminine landscape. The... more...