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Human population : its influences on biological diversity

Author: Richard Paul Cincotta; L J Gorenflo; Alfred J Lotka
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: Ecological studies, v. 214.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume uses the dynamics of the demographic and geographic distributions of humans to explore biological diversity. It evaluates relationships between human settlement and the population  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Paul Cincotta; L J Gorenflo; Alfred J Lotka
ISBN: 3642167063 9783642167065
OCLC Number: 695283165
Notes: Volume dedicated to A.J. Lotka.
Description: xix, 242 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : influences of human population on biological diversity --
Projecting a gridded population of the world using ratio methods of trend extrapolation --
The human habitat --
Behavioral mediators of the human population effect on global biodiversity losses --
The biological diversity that is humanly possible : three models relevant to human population's relationship with native species --
Biodiversity on the urban landscape --
Indicators for assessing threats to freshwater biodiversity from humans and human-shaped landscapes --
A cross-cultural analysis of human impacts on the rainforest environment in Ecuador --
Human demography and conservation in the Apache Highlands ecoregion, US-Mexico borderlands --
Long-term ecological effects of demographic and socioeconomic factors in Wolong Nature Reserve (China) --
Exploring the association between people and deforestation in Madagascar --
A coupled natural and human systems approach toward biodiversity : reflections from social scientists.
Series Title: Ecological studies, v. 214.
Responsibility: R.P. Cincotta, L.J. Gorenflo, editors.
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