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Human population : its influences on biological diversity

Author: Richard Paul Cincotta; Larry J Gorenflo
Publisher: Heidelberg : Springer, 2011.
Series: Ecological studies, vol. 214
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Additional Physical Format: Human population
(NL-LeOCL)329984462
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Paul Cincotta; Larry J Gorenflo
ISBN: 9783642167072 3642167071 9783642167065 3642167063
OCLC Number: 741920918
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 242 p.) : illustrations, krt.
Contents: 1. An Introduction: Human Population's Influences on Biological Diversity R.P. Cincotta and L.J. Gorenflo Section A: General Theoretical and Empirical Considerations 2. Mapping the Population Future: Projecting a Gridded Population of the World Using Ratio Methods of Trend Extrapolation L. Hachadoorian, S. Gaffin and R. Engelman 3. Physical Environment and the Spatial Distribution of Human Population C. Small 4. Behavioral Mediators of the Human Population Effect on Global Biodiversity LossesJ.K. McKee and E.N. Chambers 5. The Biological Diversity that is Humanly Possible: Three Models Relevant to Human Population's Relationship with Native Species R.P. Cincotta 6. Biodiversity on the Urban Landscape K. Szlavecz, P. Warren and S. Pickett 7. Indicators for Assessing Threats to Freshwater Biodiversity from Humans and Human-shaped LandscapesR. Abell, M. Thieme and B. Lehner Section B: Interactions in Specific Ecosystems 8. A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Human Impacts on the Rainforest Environment in Ecuador: Preliminary Results from the Ethnographic Study F. Lu and R. Bilsborrow 9. Human Demography and Conservation in the Apache Highlands Ecoregion, United States-Mexico BorderlandsL.J. Gorenflo 10. Long-term Ecological Effects of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors in Wolong Nature Reserve (China)L. An, M. Linderman, G-M He, Z-Y Ouyang, J-G Liu
Series Title: Ecological studies, vol. 214
Responsibility: R.P. Cincotta, L.J. Gorenflo, eds.

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