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World atlas of biodiversity : earth's living resources in the 21st century

Author: Brian Groombridge; Martin Jenkins; Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation de la nature.; Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2002.
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Addressing the remarkable growth in concern at all levels for living things and the environment, this text also looks at increased appreciation of the links between the state of ecosystems and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Atlas
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atlas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Groombridge; Martin Jenkins; Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation de la nature.; Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement.
ISBN: 0520236688 9780520236684
OCLC Number: 300217582
Notes: "UNEP, WCMC."
Description: xii, 340 p. : ill. en coul., cartes en coul. ; 29 cm
Contents: List of tables, figures and maps Foreword Introduction CHAPTER 1: THE BIOSPHERE The living planet Productivity and the carbon cycle CHAPTER 2: THE DIVERSITY OF ORGANISMS Biodiversity Evolution and systematics Groups and names Species concepts and diversity assessment Numbers of living species The diversity of living organisms The phyla of living organisms CHAPTER 3: BIODIVERSITY THROUGH TIME The fossil record Patterns of diversification Patterns of extinction CHAPTER 4: HUMANS AND BIODIVERSITY Use of natural resources Human origins Impacts of early hominids on the environment Appropriation of net primary production Current use of wild resources CHAPTER 5: PATTERNS AND TRENDS IN GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY The distribution of biological diversity Diversity as a basis for conservation action Global trends in biodiversity Recent vertebrate extinctions CHAPTER 6: MARINE BIODIVERSITY The seas The composition and movement of seawater The major zones of the oceans The basis of life in the seas Biological diversity in the seas Vertebrate diversity in the seas Major marine communities Shallow water communities Corals and coral reefs Seagrasses Algae and kelp forests Oceanic pelagic communities Deep-sea communities Human use of and impact on the oceans World marine capture fisheries Other major impacts on the marine biosphere The current status of marine biodiversity Management of marine ecosystems CHAPTER 7: TERRESTRIAL BIODIVERSITY The terrestrial biosphere Forests Temperate needleleaf forests Tropical moist forests Tropical dry forests Sparse trees and parkland Forest plantations Changes in forest cover Pressures on forest biodiversity Forest protection and management Non-forest ecosystems Tundra Grasslands and savannas Shrublands Deserts and semi-deserts The status of terrestrial biodiversity CHAPTER 8: INLAND WATER BIODIVERSITY Inland water habitats Lotic systems: rivers and catchment basins Lentic systems Wetlands Diversity in inland waters Inland water animals Inland waters and humankind Uses of inland water species Other major factors influencing inland water ecosystems The current status of inland water biodiversity Assessment of the status of inland water ecosystems Index
Responsibility: Brian Groombridge & Martin D. Jenkins.
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