Biodiversity Research Developments

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Nova Publishers, 2008 - Biodiversity - 223 pages
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This book focuses on biological diversity, or "biodiversity", which refers to the variety of all life on earth, and the complex relationships among living things, and between living things and their environment. Biodiversity includes genetic variety, species diversity, and variability in communities, ecosystems and landscapes. Biodiversity sustains the environments in which we live and on which our lives and those of every other living creature on Earth depend. Thanks to biodiversity, we are able to obtain such necessary goods as food, clothing, medicine, and fuel. Equally important are the ecosystem services that biodiversity provides, such as clean air and drinkable water. Conservation scientists have identified a number of universal threats to biodiversity: habitat loss and degradation, invasive species, pollution, overpopulation, overexploitation and consumption, and global climate change.
 

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Contents

BIODIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY OF HYDROBIONTS IN THE NATURAL AND ANTHROPOGENIC LANDSCAPES
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BIODIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY OF EUKARYOTIC ORGANISMS IN EXTREME ACIDIC ENVIRONMENTS THE RIO TINTO CASE
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A SCIENTIFIC GUIDE FOR AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION INSIDE THE NORTH AFRIC...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF LOWINTENSITY FARMING SYSTEMS FOR FAUNA FLORA AND HABITATS PROTECTED UNDER THE EUROPEA...
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ENVIRONMENTAL PERTURBATION AND COASTAL BENTHIC BIODIVERSITY IN URUGUAY
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RURAL LIVELIHOODS CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT AND USE OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES OF T...
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CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS OF THE INTERDISCIPLINARY WASTE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CASE STUDIES OF ALGAL BIODI...
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Index
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