Conservation Biogeography

Author: Richard Ladle
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444398113
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The Earth’s ecosystems are in the midst of an unprecedentedperiod of change as a result of human action. Many habitats havebeen completely destroyed or divided into tiny fragments, othershave been transformed through the introduction of new species, orthe extinction of native plants and animals, while anthropogenicclimate change now threatens to completely redraw the geographicmap of life on this planet. The urgent need to understand andprescribe solutions to this complicated and interlinked set ofpressing conservation issues has lead to the transformation of thevenerable academic discipline of biogeography – the study ofthe geographic distribution of animals and plants. The newlyemerged sub-discipline of conservation biogeography uses theconceptual tools and methods of biogeography to address real worldconservation problems and to provide predictions about the fate ofkey species and ecosystems over the next century. This bookprovides the first comprehensive review of the field in a series ofclosely interlinked chapters addressing the central issues withinthis exciting and important subject. View ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ladle/biogeography"www.wiley.com/go/ladle/biogeography/a yoaccess the figures from the book.
Conservation Biogeography
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Richard Ladle, Robert J. Whittaker
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-09 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Earth’s ecosystems are in the midst of an unprecedentedperiod of change as a result of human action. Many habitats havebeen completely destroyed or divided into tiny fragments, othershave been transformed through the introduction of new species, orthe extinction of native plants and animals, while anthropogenicclimate change now threatens to
Conservation Biogeography
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Richard Ladle, Robert J. Whittaker
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-11 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Earth’s ecosystems are in the midst of an unprecedented period of change as a result of human action. Many habitats have been completely destroyed or divided into tiny fragments, others have been transformed through the introduction of new species, or the extinction of native plants and animals, while anthropogenic
The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar
Language: en
Pages:
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The dwarf and mouse lemurs of Madagascar are two very species-rich lemur genera, yet there is a relative paucity of information on this primate family in published literature. In this first ever treatment of the Cheirogaleidae, international experts are brought together to review and integrate our current knowledge of the
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Pages: 368
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Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-23 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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