Biodiversity and Global Change

Biodiversity and Global Change

by Otto T Solbrig, Helmut M van Emden
     
 


The loss of biodiversity of organisms and the effects of global change (including changes in soil, water, vegetation and atmosphere) are two major issues that confront today's biologists and environmental scientists. The objective of this book is to assess biodiversity loss in the context of global change.
The first three chapters deal with organizations,… See more details below

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The loss of biodiversity of organisms and the effects of global change (including changes in soil, water, vegetation and atmosphere) are two major issues that confront today's biologists and environmental scientists. The objective of this book is to assess biodiversity loss in the context of global change.
The first three chapters deal with organizations, political and general questions. These are followed by consideration of the meaning and practical consequences of complexity and non-linearity, the significance for biodiversity studies of advances in molecular biology and population genetics, and interactions between biota and the atmosphere. The third part of the book assesses overall biodiversity and biodiversity in microorganisms, marine systems, terrestrial systems and in the past. Three chapters dealing with the management of biodiversity conclude the book, which addresses a topical issue, of interest to a wide range of biological and environmental scientists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851989310
Publisher:
CABI
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Series:
Cabi Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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