Encyclopedia of Biodiversity by Simon A. LevinEncyclopedia of Biodiversity by Simon A. Levin

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

bySimon A. Levin, Simon A. Levin

Other | February 5, 2013

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The 7-volume Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Second Edition maintains the reputation of the highly regarded original, presenting the most current information available in this globally crucial area of research and study. It brings together the dimensions of biodiversity and examines both the services it provides and the measures to protect it. Major themes of the work include the evolution of biodiversity, systems for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological patterns and theories of biodiversity, and an assessment of contemporary patterns and trends in biodiversity.

The science of biodiversity has become the science of our future.  It is an interdisciplinary field spanning areas of both physical and life sciences. Our awareness of the loss of biodiversity has brought a long overdue appreciation of the magnitude of this loss and a determination to develop the tools to protect our future.

  • Second edition includes over 100 new articles and 226 updated articles covering this multidisciplinary field— from evolution to habits to economics, in 7 volumes
  • The editors of this edition are all well respected, instantly recognizable academics operating at the top of their respective fields in biodiversity research; readers can be assured that they are reading material that has been meticulously checked and reviewed by experts
  • Approximately 1,800 figures and 350 tables complement the text, and more than 3,000 glossary entries explain key terms
As the Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute and the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Simon A. Levin has received many honors and awards for his work in the modeling of ecological systems, the dynamics of populations and communities, spatial heterogeneity and problems of scale, and mathematical and theoretical ecolog...
Title:Encyclopedia of BiodiversityFormat:OtherDimensions:5504 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:February 5, 2013Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123847206

ISBN - 13:9780123847201


Table of Contents


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Conservation and Restoration

Economics of Biodiversity

Environmental Conditions and Effects




Geographic and Global Issues

Habitats and Ecosystems

Human Effects and Interventions


Microbial Topics

Plant Biodiversity

Population Issues

Public Policies and Attitudes

Species Interactions and Interrelationships

Species Interactions and Interrelationships

Systematics and Species Concept

Techniques and Measurements

Theories and Concepts of Biodiversity