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Biodiversity

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  • Land Use Change and Mountain Biodiversityby Eva M. Spehn; Maximo Liberman; Christian Korner

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 154.95

    Part of the worldwide biodiversity program DIVERSITAS, the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) assesses the biological richness of high-elevation biota. GMBA’s focus includes the uppermost forest regions or their substitute rangeland vegetation, the treeline ecotone, and the alpine and nival belts. Providing more than description, the GMBA... more...

  • Biodiversity In Agricultural Production Systemsby Gero Benckiser; Sylvia Schnell

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 194.95

    While modern science has always recognized the central role that biodiversity plays in the ecological processes that maintain the Earth's equilibrium, our increasing knowledge of nature has deepened our appreciation of this principle. Consequently, those involved with implementing and maintaining sustainable agriculture systems have begun to take a... more...

  • Biodiversity and Conservationby Michael J. Jeffries

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • Philosophy and Biodiversityby Markku Oksanen; Juhani Pietarinen

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 58.00

    This important collection focuses on the nature and importance of biodiversity. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 144.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 109.95

    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...

  • People, Plants, and Patentsby The Crucible Group

    International Development Research Centre 1994; US$ 25.00

    The recent GATT agreement and the Biodiversity Convention have moved intellectual property rights to the centre of South-North relations. Decisions about intellectual property, particularly for plant life,have major implications for food security, agriculture, rural development,and the environment for every country in the South and the North. For the... more...

  • Forest Biodiversityby O. Honnay; K. Verheyen; B. Bossuyt; M. Hermy

    CABI 2004; US$ 125.00

    This book focuses on the diverse impact of forest history in general, and of forest continuity, fragmentation and past management in particular, on the diversity and distribution of species. The implications for the conservation of biodiversity in forests are also addressed. Chapters have been developed from papers presented at a conference held in... more...