Functional Roles of Biodiversity: A Global Perspective

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Biodiversity refers to the three attributes of living environments: the variety of distinct ecosystems they contain; the number of species within them; and the range of genetic diversity within the populations of each of these species. This book presents a synthesis of ideas emerging from 15 biome-specific workshops exploring our current knowledge of the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem processes. The contributions offer an assessment of the consequences of human activities at the ecosystem level and provide ...

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Biodiversity refers to the three attributes of living environments: the variety of distinct ecosystems they contain; the number of species within them; and the range of genetic diversity within the populations of each of these species. This book presents a synthesis of ideas emerging from 15 biome-specific workshops exploring our current knowledge of the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem processes. The contributions offer an assessment of the consequences of human activities at the ecosystem level and provide an appropriate framework for making future policy decisions.

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The outcome of a study begun in 1991 by the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) to assess the state of knowledge regarding the role of biodiversity in ecosystem and landscape processes, how system stability and resistance are affected by species diversity, and how global change affects those relationships. Reports are included for arctic and alpine, boreal, arid, Mediterranean, tropical savanna, agricultural, and freshwater environments; tropical forests; islands; temperate broad-leaved forests, grasslands; rocky coasts; the open sea; coral reefs; tropical estuaries; and islands as natural experiments in biological diversity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471956013
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: SCOPE Series, #57
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

The SCOPE Ecosystem Functioning of Biodiversity Program (H. Mooney, et al.).

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes in Boreal Regions (J. Pastor, et al.).

Ecosystem Function of Biodiversity in Arid Ecosystems (L. Huenneke & I. Noble).

Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems: The Influence of Biodiversity on Their Functioning (G. Davis, et al.).

Biodiversity and Tropical Savanna Properties: A Global View (O. Solbrig, et al.).

Island Ecosystems: Do They Represent "Natural Experiments" in Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function?

(P. Vitousek, et al.).

Freshwater Ecosystems: Linkages of Complexity and Processes (S. Carpenter, et al.).

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function of Coral Reefs (T. Done, et al.).

Index.

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