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Biodiversity Hotspots
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Editors: Vittore Rescigno and Savario Maletta
Book Description:
Current loss of biodiversity places a premium on the task of recognizing and formulating proposals on potential areas for biological conservation based on scientific criteria; among these tasks, identification of hotspots has a relevant role on conservation of biodiversity. In this book, the authors discuss the application of different biogeographic methods to identify plant biodiversity hotspots. The areas recognized as such have a relevant role in plant biodiversity and are important in conservation due to their climatic conditions, the historical factors that have been involved in their evolution, and the restricted distribution of some plant taxa that inhabit them. Furthermore, the consequences of deforestation on biodiversity are substantial and widely recognized. This book predicts future land-use change, generates ecological niches of large mammals and assesses wildlife concentrations and their hotspots in different areas of the world. The evolution of the forest fragmentation in the Brazilian Atlantic forest, the present situation of its remnants, and the main strategies, conflicts and potentials for conservation are evaluated as well.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Biodiversity Conservation and Management in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: Every Fragment Must Be Considered, pp. 1-35
(Roseli Pellens, Irene Garay and Philippe Grandcolas, Département Systématique et Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, and others)

Chapter 2. Biodiversity of Sourdough Lactic Acid Bacteria, pp. 37-79
(Luca Settanni, Giancarlo Moschetti, SENFIMIZO Department, Section of Phytopathology and Agricultural Microbiology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy)

Chapter 3. Identifying Priority Areas for Biodiversity Conservation in Northern Thailand: Land Use Change and Species Modeling Approaches, pp. 81-103
(Yongyut Trisurat, Naris Bhumpakphan, Utai Dechyosdee, Boosabong Kachanasakha, Somying Tanhikorn, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, and others)

Chapter 4. An Overview of the Biodiversity and Biogeography of Terrestrial Green Algae, pp. 105-122
(Fabio Rindi, Haj A. Allali, Daryl W. Lam, Juan M. López-Bautista, Martin Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, and others)

Chapter 5. China: A Hot Spot of Relict Plant Taxa, pp. 123-137
(Jordi López-Pujol, Ming-Xun Ren, Botanic Institute of Barcelona (CSIC-ICUB), Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Conservation and Management of the Biodiversity in a Hotspot Characterized by Short Range Endemism and Rarity: The Challenge of New Caledonia, pp. 139-151
(Roseli Pellens, Philippe Grandcolas, Département Systématique et Evolution, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France)

Chapter 7. Macroinvertebrate Distribution on Erosional and Depositional Areas Including a Former Gravel-Pit: Biodiversity and Ecological Functioning, pp. 153-167
(A. Beauger, N. Lair, J. L. Peiry, Laboratoire de Géographie Physique et Environnementale, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Clermont-Ferrand cedex, France)

Chapter 8. An Assessment of Biodiversity Status in Semen Mountain National Park, Ethiopia, pp. 169-180
(Behailu Tadesse, S.C. Rai, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

Chapter 9. Plant Biodiversity Hotspots and Biogeographic Methods, pp. 181-191
(Isolda Luna-Vega, Raúl Contreras-Medina, Departamento de Biología Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico)


      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9, 200 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-458-7
   Status: AV
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