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01.Ecology of Hierarchical Landscapes: From Theory to Application
02.Endangered Species: New Research
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04.Grassland Biodiversity: Habitat Types, Ecological Processes and Environmental Impacts
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Editors: Alexandra M. Columbus and Luke Kuznetsov
Book Description:
Endangered species can be defined as a group of animals or plants in danger of becoming extinct. This book presents an overview of such species as a result of certain factors such as climate change, extensive urbanization, overgrazing, and agricultural expansion.

The first chapter of this book describes China's attempt to protect its rare, threatened, and endangered species in their natural habitats. It identifies the root causes of species loss as well as China's participation in international environmental conventions and and its participation in non-governmental organizations (NGO's).

Chapter Two reviews the ways in which the abundance of endangered marine benthic species are estimated using distance sampling through SCUBA diving. Distance sampling is a widely used set of methods for estimating abundance and/or density of biological populations. It is a standard method for abundance estimations for many endangered species.

Chapter Three reviews the causes of medicinal species endangerment in the Middle East as well as conservations measures that are being used to protect and preserve them from extinction. Chapter 4 describes a species known as Pine marten (or Martes martes), which is an animal in the weasel family. This chapter reviews the reasons why this species is in danger of extinction (such as the presence of incidental killings, forest reduction, and habitat fragmentation in recent years) as well as the measures that have to be taken to prevent a further decline in population.

The northern pike, one of the most important freshwater fish, might become an endangered species due to its rapid decline in population from overfishing, habitat reduction, and climate changes. Chapter Five addresses these problems as well as explores the actual conservation and management state of this species in Europe, comparing genetic and molecular ecology data obtained for European and North American populations.

Chapter Six is a description of a case study of the river otter, Lontra longicaudis annectens, present in Central Mexico, and the ways in which ecological niche modeling and place prioritization procedures were used to identify areas for conservation and restoration for this species.

Chapter Seven describes the impact that deforestation has on biodiversity conservation in Mexico by measuring its effects on mammal species' distributions, delineation of biogeographical regionalization, the effectiveness of conservation area networks and area prioritization for biodiversity conservation. Finally, the last chapter of this book presents an overview of the global usage of felines in traditional folk medicine and as a result, their danger of becoming extinct.

Table of Contents:

Short Communication:
Biosonar and auditory system of the Yangste finless porpoise, pp. 1-13
(Songhai Li, Ding Wang and Kexiong Wang, Inst. of Hydrobiology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Tomonari Akamatsu, National Research Inst. of Fisheries Engineering, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan, Alexander Ya. Supin and Vladimir V. Popov, Inst. of Ecology and Evolution, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

Research and Review

Chapter 1. Endangered Species Protection in China, pp. 17-44
(Jerry McBeath and Bo Wang, Dept. of Political Science University of Alaska, Fairbanks and China International University of Business and Economics)

Chapter 2. Patterns of Genetic Diversity in the Highly Threatened Vascular Flora of the Mediterranean Basin, pp. 45-79
(Jordi López-Pujol1,3, Maria Bosch2, Joan Simon2 & Cèsar Blanché2, 1GReB, Botanic Institute of Barcelona (CSIC-ICUB), Passeig del Migdia s/n, E-08038, Barcelona, Spain. 2GReB, Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Avda. Joan XXIII s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 3. Estimating abundance of Endangered Marine Benthic species using distance sampling though Scuba diving. the Pinna Nobils (Mollusca: Bivalvia), pp. 81-115
(Stelios Katsanevakis, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Inst. of Marine Biological Resources, Anavissos, Attica, Greece)

Chapter 4. Current status and Conservation of Endangered Medicinal Plants in the Middle East, pp. 117-135
(Naima Bouhouche, Faculty of Science, Dept. of Biology, UAE Univ, Al Anin, United Arab Emirates)

Chapter 5. The Conservation state of Pine Marten (Martes Martes) in Europe, pp. 137-152
(Francesca Vercillo, Livia Lucentini, Fausto Panara and Benardino Ragni, Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e Ambientale, Univ. degil Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy)

Chapter 6. Northern Pike: A species in crisis, pp. 153-169
(Livia Lucentini, Antonella Palomba, Lilia Gigliarelli, Giada Sgaravizzi, et. al., Dipartimenti di Biologia Cellulare e Ambientale, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy)

Chapter 7. Managing predators to protect endangered species and promote their successful reproduction, pp. 171-187
(Richard M. Engeman1, Bernice U. Constantin2, Kenneth S. Gruver3, Corey Rossi4, 1USDA/Wildlife Services/National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2USDA/Wildlife Services, Gainesville, FL, USA
3USDA/Wildlife Services, Olympia, WA
4USDA/Wildlife Services - Alaska District, Palmer, AK)

Chapter 8. In the Cycle of Life: Cryopreservation of Post-Mortem Sperm as a Valuable Source in Restoration of Rare and Endangered Species, pp. 189-240
(George Yu. Maksudov1, Natalia V. Shishova2, and Igor I. Katkov3, 1 Scientific Department, Moscow Zoo, Moscow, Russian Federation.
2 Lab. Preservation of Genetic Resources, Institute of Cell Biophysics RAS, Puschino, Moscow region, Russian Federation.
3 CELLTRONIX (CTX), San Diego, California. USA.)

Chapter 9. Non-Invasive Approaches to Sex Identification in Avian Species, pp. 241-259
(Rasero R. & Sacchi P., Dipartimento di Produzioni Animali Epidemiologia Ecologia, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy)

Chapter 10. Selection of restoration and conservation Areas Using Species Ecological Niche Modeling: A Case Study of the River Otter Lontra Longicaudis Annectens in Central Mexico, pp. 261-278
(Veronica Cirelli, Victor Sanchez-Cordero, Dept. de Zoologia, Inst. de Biologia, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico D.F., Mexico)

Chapter 11. Deforestation and Biodiversity Conservation in Mexico, pp. 279-297
(Victor Sanchez-Cordero, Dept. de Zoologia, Inst. de Biologia, Univ. Nacional Autonom, Mexico, Patricia Illoldi-Rangel, Dept. de Zoologia, Inst. de Biologia, Univ. Nacional Autonom, Mexico, Biodiversity and Biocultural Conservation Laboratory, Section of Intergrative Biology, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Tania Escalante, Museo de Zoologia, Dept. de Biologia Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico D.F, Mexico, et al.)

Chapter 12. Are Animals In Zoos Rather Conspicuous Than Endangered?, pp. 299-341
(Frynta D, Marešová J, Landová E, Lišková S, Šimková O, Tichá I, Zelenková M, Fuchs R, Ecology and Ethology Group, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Praha, Czech Republic)

Chapter 13. Endangered Felidae Used in Traditional Medicines, pp. 343-356
(Romulo Romeu da Nobrega Alves, Dept. de Biologia, Univ. Estadual da Paraiba, Avenida das Baraunas, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brasil, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Pos-Graduacao em Ciencia e Tecnologia Ambiental, Univ. Estadual da Paraiba, Avenida das Baraunas, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brasil, Wedson de Medeiros Silva Souto, Programa Regional de Pos-Graduacao em Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente (PRODEMA), Univ. Estadual da Paraiba, Avenida das Baraunas, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brasil)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 380pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-241-5
   Status: AV
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