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Biodiversity Information

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Published by CABI .
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  • Biology, Life Sciences,
  • Conservation of the environment,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Online Services - General,
  • Congresses,
  • Biological Variation,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Computer - Internet,
  • Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics,
  • Life Sciences - Biological Diversity,
  • Information resources,
  • Internet - General,
  • Science / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity,
  • Biodiversity conservation,
  • Biological diversity conservat

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDavid L. Hawksworth (Editor), Paul M. Kirk (Editor), Sarah Dextre Clarke (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8279856M
    ISBN 100851991831
    ISBN 109780851991832

      The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF; see Sect. ), for example, collates and centralizes not only primary biodiversity data but also offers standards and tools for (meta)data collection. More specifically, for surface waters, the Freshwater Metadatabase was developed in the framework of a series of EU-funded freshwater Cited by: 3.

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Biodiversity is not evenly distributed, rather it varies greatly across the globe as well as within regions. Among other factors, the diversity of all living things depends on temperature, precipitation, altitude, soils, geography and the presence of other study of the spatial distribution of organisms, species and ecosystems, is the science of biogeography.

biological diversity or biodiversity, the number of species in a given habitat. Scientists have variously estimated that there are from 3 to 30 million extant species, of which million have been classified, includinginsects, 41, vertebrates, andplants; the remainder are invertebrates, fungi, algae, and microorganisms.

One of the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center's main tasks is to list and rank rare, threatened, and endangered species in Oregon. Using our Biotics biodiversity database of species occurrences throughout the state and by consulting with agencies, specialists, academics, and the public, ORBIC reviews Biodiversity Information book publishes this list every two to three years.

This important book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development. Based on a major conference sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, Biodiversity creates a.

Biodiversity Information: The Diversity Of Life On Earth A unique educational platform about everything you need to know on biodiversity. This section contains an e-book on biodiversity for online consultation or download. COP21 - Art; UNFCCC-COP-INDCs (National Contributions) Emission Trading Systems; UN Environment Programme (UNEP) REDD; Miscellaneous; EU - Nature and Biodiversity.

"Biodiversity" is a record of the highlights of the National Teleconference on Biodiversity. Featuring speakers E.O. Wilson, Thomas E. Lovejoy III, Peter H. Raven, Paul R. Ehrlich, Michael H. Robinson, and Joan Martin-Brown, this tape explores various aspects of biodiversity: what it is, why it is of importance to us, how it is being.

This book contains a series of scientific articles regarding biodiversity. Some are quite specific (taxonomy, ecology, biotechnology, etc.), while others /5. USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a unique, web-based Federal mapping resource for species occurrence data in the United States and its Territories.

Researchers collect species occurrence data, records of an organism at a particular time in a particular place, as a primary or ancillary function of many biological. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) is a non-profit scientific and educational association that works to develop open standards for the exchange of biodiversity data, facilitating biodiversity is affiliated with the International Union of Biological is best known for the Darwin Core standard for exchanging biodiversity, which has been used by the Global Founded at: Geneva, Switzerland.

Biodiversity loss, also called loss of biodiversity, a decrease in biodiversity within a species, an ecosystem, a given geographic area, or Earth as a whole. Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is a term that refers to the number of genes, species, individual organisms within a given species, and biological communities within a defined geographic area, ranging from the smallest ecosystem.

Biodiversity refers to the variety of living species on Earth, including plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi. While Earth’s biodiversity is so rich that many species have yet to be discovered, many species are being threatened with extinction due to human activities, putting the Earth’s magnificent biodiversity at risk.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Search across books and journals, scientific names, authors and subjects.

Full-text Catalog. advanced search. Plants and the People Who Name Them: The. Biodiversity, which represents the variety and variability of life in all its forms (e.g., species, genes, etc.), is a key element of an ecosystem and its definition, as well as its relationship with human well-being is discussed elsewhere in this book.

Here the biodiversity term is placed in Biodiversity Information book context of ecosystem sustainability, as it is an. Biodiversity and its conservation are among the main global topics in science and politics and perhaps the major challenge for the present and coming generations.

This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global scale, human diversity itself.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to the present and includes all publication categories, from articles to books, dissertations, technical reports, book chapters, and more, and includes a wealth of biodiversity citations along with those of many other subject areas.

The second edition of Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society brings together in one comprehensive text contributions from leading scientific experts to assess the influence insects have on humankind and the earth’s fragile ecosystems. Revised and updated, this new edition includes information on the number of substantial changes to.

This book is divided in three sections. The first two correspond to the different levels at which biodiversity can be measured: ecosystems or organisms. The knowledge of species distribution is a vital component in wildlife conservation and management.

Such information aids in quantifying organism–habitat relationships, describing and. Over the last two decades, an increasing body of information has been added to the biodiversity science and the subject matter has become more and more voluminous. Biodiversity has now become a multidisciplinary subject in which concepts, ideas and methodologies have been contributed by a number of other disciplines.

However, there is a dearth of comprehensive /5(3). Scientists, environmentalists, and laypeople often assume that "biodiversity" is important, and should be "saved". This book looks at different types of diversity and the reasons to preserve them, and helps the reader come to a profound understanding of the concept.5/5(6).

The authors also include information on historical, cultural, technical, and climatic perspectives of insect biodiversity. This book explores the wide variety of insect species and their evolutionary relationships.

Case studies offer assessments on how insect biodiversity can help meet the needs of a rapidly expanding human population, and. The goal of this book is to enable readers to manage biodiversity information more effectively in order to achieve biodiversity policy goals.

It contains twelve articles grouped into three topics: defining information needs, managing information acquisition, and effectively conveying the results to its : Hardcover.

This book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public health. It identifies biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and social health and wellbeing and the implications for conservation, public health, sustainability, and urban planning.

One of the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center's main tasks is to list and rank rare, threatened, and endangered species in Oregon.

Using our Biotics biodiversity database of species occurrences throughout the state and by consulting with agencies, specialists, academics, and the public, ORBIC reviews and publishes this list every two to three years. Biodiversity and Tourism Conflicts on the World’s Seacoasts and Strategies for Their Solution.

Editors About this book. to a logical conclusion by working out a proposal for a "tourism protocol" additional to the existing Convention on Biodiversity. Such a protocol additional to the Convention would entail the stipulation of.

Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, The National Academies Press. doi: / Conserving Biodiversity presents an agenda for research that can provide information to formulate policy.

The science of biodiversity has become the science of our future. Our awareness of the loss of biodiversity has brought a long overdue appreciation of the magnitude of our loss and a determination to develop the tools to protect our future.

The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity brings together, for the first time, a study of the dimensions of. Biodiversity, also called biological diversity, the variety of life found in a place on Earth or, often, the total variety of life on Earth.

A common measure of this variety, called species richness, is the count of species in an area. Colombia and Kenya, for example, each have more than 1, breeding species of birds, whereas the forests of Great Britain and of eastern North America.

On behalf of numerous partners and stakeholders, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) will convene a virtual workshop and international consultation in March and April with the aim of fleshing out a shared vision, road map and set of priorities for developing the scope, content and services included in a catalogue of the world’s natural.

book entitled ‘Biodiversity’, which is likely to have initiated the widespread use of the word. Initially the term biodiversity was used more in political forums than scientific ones, progressing over time to become a term used to symbolise the concept of the "richness of.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Biodiversity Heritage Library About Help If you are generating a PDF of a journal article or book chapter, please feel free to enter the title and author information.

A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the : Ian Swingland.

Biodiversity has been identified as a key issue in the general debate about the sustainable use of the world’s natural resources.

Major international efforts are now underway to assess and maintain biodiversity. However, there is an urgent need to collect, manage and disseminate information related to biodiversity in an efficient and effective way.

Book Description. This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course.

Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION Although India h as only per cent of the world’s land area, its share of the global species diversity is an impressive per cent.

That is what makes our country one of the 12 mega diversity countries of the world. Nea species of plants and twice as many of animals have been recorded from India. Biodiversity: Science and Solutions for Australia aims to provide access to the latest scientific knowledge on Australia’s biodiversity in an engaging and clear format.

The book describes the ancient origins and unique features of Australia’s species, as well as the current status of our biodiversity. Danny Hunter is a Senior Scientist in the Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems Initiative at Bioversity International, Rome, Italy, and is a member of the Healthy Food Systems node, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia.

Luigi Guarino is currently the Director of Science at the Global Crop Diversity Trust. He has been a consultant to the Food and. The "Atlas of the Biodiversity of California" is a fascinating guide to the state's biological resources.

This book is a bound collection of maps, stunning photographs, and artistic illustrations – all depicting the state's rich diversity of plant and animal species. It includes 87 nature photographs, 48 full-color maps, and 10 wildlife.

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We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers. The Biodiversity Crisis: Losing What Counts is part of the museum's essay book series, designed to give teachers, students, and general readers insight into complex science book includes case studies, profiles, and essays by leading scientists, along with an extensive glossary.

Capturing the latest information on Australia's biodiversity, the book aims to provide business, government, and the community with practical solutions to managing Australia's globally unique.All journal articles featured in Biodiversity vol 20 issue 4. Accept. We use cookies to improve your website experience.

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