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Biodiversity of Angola : science & conservation: a modern synthesis

Author: B J Huntley; Vladimir Russo; Fernanda Lages; Nuno Ferrand
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer Open, 2019.
Series: Springer life sciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This open access multi-authored book presents a 'state of the science' synthesis of knowledge on the biodiversity of Angola, based on sources in peer-reviewed journals, in books and where appropriate, unpublished official reports. The book identifies Angola as one of the most biologically diverse countries in Africa, but notes that its fauna, flora, habitats and the processes that drive the dynamics of its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B J Huntley; Vladimir Russo; Fernanda Lages; Nuno Ferrand
ISBN: 9783030030834 3030030830
OCLC Number: 1088721908
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 549 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Part 1. Introduction: Setting The Scene --
Chapter 1. Introduction: Towards a Modern Synthesis --
Chapter 2. Angola in Outline: Physiography, Climate and Patterns of Biodiversity --
Chapter 3. Marine Biodiversity of Angola: Biogeography and Conservation --
Chapter 4. Biodiversity in Angola through Time: A Paleontological Perspective --
Part 2. Flora, Vegetation and Landscape change --
Chapter 5. The Flora of Angola: Collectors, Richness and Endemism --
Chapter 6. Vegetation Survey, Classification and Mapping in Angola --
Chapter 7. Suffrutex Dominated Ecosystems in Angola --
Chapter 8. Landscape Changes in Angola --
Part 3. INVERTEBRATE DIVERSITY: ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS --
Chapter 9. The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Angola: An Updated Synthesis --
Chapter 10. The Butterflies and Skippers of Angola --
Part 4. VERTEBRATES: DISTRIBUTION AND DIVERSITY --
Chapter 11. The Freshwater Fishes of Angola --
Chapter 12. The Amphibians of Angola: Early Studies and the Current State of Knowledge --
Chapter 13. The Reptiles of Angola: History, Diversity, Endemism and Hotspots --
Chapter 14. The Avifauna of Angola: Richness, Endemism and Rarity --
Chapter 15. The Mammals of Angola --
Chapter 16 --
The Cetaceans of Angola --
Chapter 17. The Giant Sable Antelope: Angola?s National Icon --
Part 5. RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES --
Chapter 18. Biodiversity Conservation: History, Protected Areas and Hotspots --
Chapter 19. Museum and Herbarium Collections for Biodiversity Research in Angola --
Chapter 20. Biodiversity Research and Conservation Opportunities.
Series Title: Springer life sciences.
Responsibility: Brian J. Huntley, Vladimir Russo, Fernanda Lages, Nuno Ferrand, editors.

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