Biodiversity Research Methods: IBOY in Western Pacific and Asia

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N. E. Stork, Tohru Nakashizuka
Kyoto University Press, 2002 - History - 216 pages
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Biodiversity Research Methods is the product of tremendous international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the IBOY-DIWPA program. IBOY-DIWPA's aims are to establish baseline inventories of biodiversity through an international network of study sites of different ecosystems. Developed from extensive preliminary research conducted for IBOY (International Biodiversity Observation Year) throughout the western Pacific and Asian regions, this manual includes detailed research methodologies for forests and freshwater and marine environments, with the aim of ensuring that the results of biodiversity research at different study sites are meaningfully comparable, thereby enhancing our understanding of biodiversity distribution and its role in the ecosystem.

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Nigel Stork is Head of School of Resource Management and Geography and Head of the Burnley Campus at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Formerly the CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management and Founder of the Australian Canopy Crane, he has studied tropical forest ecology and insect diversity in many tropical regions of the world with particular interest in the magnitude and decline of global biodiversity.

Stephen Turton is Professor and Executive Director of the Australian Tropical Forest Institute at Cook University in Cairns, Australia. Previously, he was Director of Research for the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre. His research and teaching interests include tropical climatology, rainforest ecology, urban ecology, recreation ecology and natural resource management.

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