Zachos, Frank E.

Biodiversity Hotspots

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Table of contents

1. Global Biodiversity Conservation: The Critical Role of Hotspots
Russell A. Mittermeier, Will R. Turner, Frank W. Larsen, Thomas M. Brooks, Claude Gascon

2. A Tough Choice: Approaches Towards the Setting of Global Conservation Priorities
Christine B. Schmitt

3. Quantifying Biodiversity: Does It Matter What We Measure?
T. Jonathan Davies, Marc W. Cadotte

4. Human Population and the Hotspots Revisited: A 2010 Assessment
John N. Williams

5. Vascular Plant Diversity in a Changing World: Global Centres and Biome-Specific Patterns
Jens Mutke, Jan Henning Sommer, Holger Kreft, Gerold Kier, Wilhelm Barthlott

6. Genetic Basis of Human Biodiversity: An Update
Guido Barbujani, Vincenza Colonna

7. Mediterranean Peninsulas: The Evolution of Hotspots
Godfrey M. Hewitt

8. Global Change Effects on Alpine Plant Diversity
Georg Grabherr, Michael Gottfried, Harald Pauli

9. European Hotspots as Evidenced by the Palearctic Distribution of Songbirds
Ronald Sluys, Mansour Aliabadian, Cees S. Roselaar

10. Patterns and Hotspots of Carabid Beetle Diversity in the Palaearctic: Insights from a Hyperdiverse Invertebrate Taxon
Andreas Schuldt, Thorsten Assmann

11. The Carpathians as a Major Diversity Hotspot in Europe
Miklós Bálint, Lujza Ujvárosi, Kathrin Theissinger, Stephanie Lehrian, Noémi Mészáros, Steffen U. Pauls

12. Conservation in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Insights from Cultural and Community Perspectives in Madagascar
Nadine V. M. Fritz-Vietta, H. Barry Ferguson, Susanne Stoll-Kleemann, Jörg U. Ganzhorn

13. The Kingdom of the Frogs: Anuran Radiations in Madagascar
Philip-Sebastian Gehring, Jörn Köhler, Axel Strauß, Roger D. Randrianiaina, Julian Glos, Frank Glaw, Miguel Vences

14. Hotspots, Conservation, and Diseases: Madagascar’s Megadiverse Amphibians and the Potential Impact of Chytridiomycosis
Stefan Lötters, Dennis Rödder, Jos Kielgast, Frank Glaw

15. Impacts of Biofuel Expansion in Biodiversity Hotspots
Janice S. H. Lee, John Garcia-Ulloa, Lian Pin Koh

16. Forests of East Australia: The 35th Biodiversity Hotspot
Kristen J. Williams, Andrew Ford, Dan F. Rosauer, Naamal Silva, Russell Mittermeier, Caroline Bruce, Frank W. Larsen, Chris Margules

17. Status and Threats in the Dynamic Landscapes of Northern Australia’s Tropical Rainforest Biodiversity Hotspot: The Wet Tropics
Nigel E. Stork, Steve Goosem, Stephen M. Turton

18. Explosive Speciation and Adaptive Radiation of East African Cichlid Fishes
Christian Sturmbauer, Martin Husemann, Patrick D. Danley

19. Inter- and Intraspecific Genetic Biodiversity in South East Asian Rodents: New Insights for Their Conservation
Marie Pagès, Alice Latinne, Michaux Johan

20. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment
André Koch

21. The Brazilian Atlantic Forest: A Shrinking Biodiversity Hotspot
Milton Cezar Ribeiro, Alexandre Camargo Martensen, Jean Paul Metzger, Marcelo Tabarelli, Fábio Scarano, Marie-Josee Fortin

22. Sustainable Development and Conservation of Biodiversity Hotspots in Latin America: The Case of Ecuador
Marco Rieckmann, Maik Adomßent, Werner Härdtle, Patricia Aguirre

23. When Hotspots Meet: The Galápagos Islands: A Hotspot of Species Endemism Based on a Volcanic Hotspot Centre
Sebastian Steinfartz

24. Hotspots on Global Coral Reefs
Marjorie L. Reaka, Sara A. Lombardi

25. Biodiversity of a Unique Environment: The Southern Ocean Benthos Shaped and Threatened by Climate Change
Angelika Brandt, Julian Gutt

26. Biodiversity Hotspots: Concluding Remarks and Perspectives
Frank E. Zachos, Russell A. Mittermeier, Jan C. Habel

Keywords: Life Sciences, Biodiversity, Conservation Biology/Ecology, Nature Conservation, Evolutionary Biology, Community & Population Ecology

Publication year
Natural Sciences

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