Biodiversity in Ecosystems: Principles and Case Studies of Different Complexity Levels

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Anselm Kratochwil
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 2001 - Nature - 224 pages
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This volume does not aim at merely adding to the vast and increasing number of individual publications on `biodiversity'. Rather it is our objective to investigate biodiversity on the previously little studied coenosis and landscape levels. Phytosociological and animal-ecological fields are considered, as well as theoretical approaches to biodiversity and aspects of its application in nature and landscape protection and preservation. Since biodiversity has so far been predominantly studied in the Anglo-American area, it seemed to be of value to discuss this complex topic from a central and southern European viewpoint, based on data gathered in these regions, and thus to promote a global discussion.
 

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Contents

BIODIVERSITY SURVEY AND PRINCIPLES
5
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT POSSIBLE MECHANISMS CAUSING THE OBSERVED PATTERNS
39
FAUNA FLORA AND VEGETATION IN ECOSYSTEMS SOME ASPECTS OF BIODIVERSITY
59
AN APPROACH TO A SIGMASOCIOLOGICAL VIEW
75
DIVERSITY OF PASTUREWOODLANDS OF NORTHWESTERN GERMANY
107
HOW IS IT MODIFIED BY FOLIAR INSECT HERBIVORY?
133
THE IMPORTANCE OF BIOGEOGRAPHY TO BIODIVERSITY OF BIRD COMMUNITIES OF CONIFEROUS FORESTS
147
LIMITS AND CONSERVATION OF THE SPECIES DIVERSITY OF SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES
157
WHY IT DOES NOT WORK
163
BIODIVERSITY AND NATURE PRESERVATION
175
ELEMENTS OF BIODIVERSITY IN TODAYS NATURE CONSERVATION DISCUSSION FROM A GEOBOTANICAL VIEWPOINT
185
BIODIVERSITY ITS LEVELS AND RELEVANCE FOR NATURE CONSERVATION IN GERMANY
199
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