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Global biodiversity assessment

Author: V H Heywood; R T Watson; United Nations Environment Programme.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The conclusions of the Global Biodiversity Assessment are presented in this 1995 Summary for Policy-Makers.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V H Heywood; R T Watson; United Nations Environment Programme.
ISBN: 0521564034 9780521564038 0521564816 9780521564816
OCLC Number: 33897848
Notes: "Published for the United Nations Environment Programme."
Credits: "Published for the United Nations Environment Programme."
Description: x, 1140 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction / V.H. Heywood, I. Baste --
Characterization of biodiversity / F.A. Bisby --
Magnitude and distribution of biodiversity / D.L. Hawksworth, M.T. Kalin-Arroyo --
Generation, maintenance and loss of biodiversity / R. Barbault, S.D. Sastrapradja --
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: basic principles / H.A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, R. Dirzo, O.E. Sala --
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: ecosystem analyses / H.A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, R. Dirzo, O.E. Sala --
Inventorying and monitoring of biodiversity / N.E. Stork, M.J. Samways --
The resource base for biodiversity assessments / D.L. Hawksworth --
Data and information management and communication / S. Olivieri, J. Harrison, J.R. Busby --
Biotechnology / B. Barlow, G.T. Tzotzos --
Human influences on biodiversity / J.A. McNeely, M. Gadgil, C. Leveque, C. Padoch, K. Redford --
Economic values of biodiversity / C. Perrings --
Measures for conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of its components / K. Miller, M.H. Allegretti, N. Johnson, B. Jonsson.
Responsibility: V.H. Heywood, executive editor ; R.T. Watson, chair.

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