Login

Ladle, Richard J.

Conservation Biogeography

Ladle, Richard J. - Conservation Biogeography, ebook

141,40€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781444390025
DRM Restrictions

Printing77 pages with an additional page accrued every 10 hours, capped at 77 pages
Copy to clipboard13 excerpts

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 climate change now threatens to completely redraw the geographic map of life on this planet. The urgent need to understand and prescribe solutions to this complicated and interlinked set of pressing conservation issues has lead to the transformation of the venerable academic discipline of biogeography – the study of the geographic distribution of animals and plants. The newly emerged sub-discipline of conservation biogeography uses the conceptual tools and methods of biogeography to address real world conservation problems and to provide predictions about the fate of key species and ecosystems over the next century. This book provides the first comprehensive review of the field in a series of closely interlinked chapters addressing the central issues within this exciting and important subject.  

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781444390025
Printed ISBN
9781444335033

Similar titles