Global Biodiversity: Status of the Earth's Living Resources by World Conservation Monitoring CentreGlobal Biodiversity: Status of the Earth's Living Resources by World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Global Biodiversity: Status of the Earth's Living Resources

byWorld Conservation Monitoring Centre

Paperback | November 13, 2012

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Global Biodiversity is the most comprehensive compendium of conservation information ever published. It provides the first systematic report on the status, distribution, management, and utilisation of the planet's biological wealth.
Title:Global Biodiversity: Status of the Earth's Living ResourcesFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401050120

ISBN - 13:9789401050128

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Table of Contents

Biological diversity. Genetic diversity. Systematics and diversity. Species concepts. Species inventory. Species diversity. Species diversity: an introduction. Microorganisms. Lower plant diversity. Higher plant diversity. Nematodes. Deep sea invertebrates. Soil macrofauna. Fishes. Higher vertebrates. Island species. Centres of species diversity. Species extinction. Threatened species. Global habitat classification. Biodiversity and global climate change. Tropical moist forests. Grasslands. Wetlands. Coral reefs. Mangroves. Uses and values of biodiversity. Plant use. Animal use. Biodiversity and economics. Conservation and management of biodiversity. National legislation. Protected areas. Multilateral treaties. International policy and legal assistance. International aid. Management of international resources. Current practices in conservation. The convention on biological diversity. Glossary.

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`...full of fascinating facts and often answers questions that one could not formulate and certainly would not know where to look for an answer.' Botanic Gardens Conservation News `By far the best in terms of information and documentation...It is a splendid compendium on biodiversity from the standpoint of systematics, genetic diversity, species-rich areas, habitat classification, resource economics, international conservation and a host of other topics. The encylopedic format is packed with data, making this a collation that is way ahead of anything else in the field so far.' Nature ` ...this masterful production...it would be difficult to exaggerate the utility of this outstanding volume...The volume is extremely well illustrated with figures, graphs maps and tables...admirably organised...will be of great value to many individuals and organisations working in scientific, sociological and economic aspects of global biodiversity.' Journal of Ethnobiology `The WCMC is to be congratualted on the scope and ambition of the publication. It covers and immense amount of ground...The real value of this work will be as a tool in environmental management...a considerable achievement...an immensely valuable reference document.' ECOS `... a tour de force by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre... Biological Conservation `The tables, figures, and maps in the book are the best single source of information on the biological and legal status of the world's biological diversity...The book definitely belongs in every science library.' Ecology `...Global Biodiversity is a comprehensive reference work that will undoubtedly be widely used. It should be on the shelf of reference libraries everywhere.' Biodiversity letters `This book admirably succeeds in its objectives: it is a unique source of data and analyses that manages to avoid a sentimental approach to an emotive subject...indespensible...' Experimental Agriculture `...the first systematic report on the status, distribution, management, and utilisation of the planet's biological wealth.' Ethology, Ecology and Evolution `The staff of the world World Conservation Centre is to be congratulated for producing what is in effect a definitive...encyclopedia of the world's living resources.' Environmental Management