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Extinction rates

Author: John H Lawton; Robert M May
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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There is increasing need for good estimates of impending rates of extinction of plant and animal species, based on an understanding of extinction rates in the recent and far past, and on the underlying ecological and evolutionary causes. This book provides a more wide-ranging and data-driven treatment of current and likely future extinction rates than has previously been drawn together in one place. It is directed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Lawton; Robert M May
ISBN: 019854829X 9780198548294
OCLC Number: 32101494
Description: xii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Assessing extinction rates / Robert M. May, John H. Lawton, Nigel E. Stork --
Extinctions in the fossil record / David Jablonski --
Constancy and change of life in the sea / J.B.C. Jackson --
Insect faunas in ice age environments : why so little extinction? / G.R. Coope --
Bird extinctions in the central Pacific / Stuart L. Pimm, Michael P. Moulton, Lenora J. Justice --
Extinctions in Mediterranean areas / Werner Greuter --
Recent past and future extinctions in birds / Colin J. Bibby --
Rates and patterns of extinction among British invertebrates / J.A. Thomas, M.G. Morris --
Assessing the risk of plant extinction due to pollinator and disperser failure / W.J. Bond --
Population dynamic principles / John H. Lawton --
Estimating extinction from molecular phylogenies / Sean Nee, Edward C. Holmes, Robert M. May, Paul H. Harvey --
Biological models for monitoring species decline: the construction and use of databases / C.R. Margules, M.P. Austin --
Classification of threatened species and its role in conservation planning / Georgina M. Mace --
The scale of the human enterprise and biodiversity loss / Paul R. Ehrlich.
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