Biodiversity Conservation: New Research


Richard L. Nelson (Editor)
John F. Carter (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: NAT011000

Biodiversity encompasses genes, species, ecosystems and their relative abundance. International awareness of the need to conserve biodiversity has been growing steadily since the first “Earth Summit” in 1992. The development of ecological networks can connect the fragmented habitats of wild animals, stem biodiversity loss, and promote dispersal and genetic exchanges of wild species. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of biodiversity conservation including the theory and practice of ecological networks to conserve biodiversity; sustainable utilization and conservation of indigenous Western Cape medicinal plants; biodiversity change and sustainable development; biodiversity management in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest; and agricultural water management inside the North African oasis. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Ecological Networks for Biodiversity Conservation: Theory and Practice
(Tomoko Doko, Wenbo Chen, Laboratory of Ecology, Research Institute of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University & Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, and others)

Medicinal Plant Trade in the Cape Floristic Region
(Lisa E. Aston Philander, University of Arizona, Arid Lands Resources Sciences, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Biodiversity Change and Sustainable Development: New Perspectives
(Clement A. Tisdell, School of Economics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Response of Tropical Forest Trees to Climate Change in Thailand
(Yongyut Trisurat, Alan Grainger, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Thailand, and others)

Biodiversity Conservation and Management in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: Every Fragment Must Be Considered
(Roseli Pellens, Irene Garay, Philippe Grandcolas, Département Systématique et Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Buffon, Paris, France, and others)*

A Scientific Guide for Agricultural Water Management and Biodiversity Conservation inside the North African Oasis
(Mohamed Habib Sellami, Laboratory of Thermal Radiation, Department of Physics, University of Sciences of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia)*



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