Patterns in biodiversity

spatial organisation of biodiversity in the Netherlands
  • 150 Pages
  • 0.37 MB
  • English
Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation , Utrecht
Biodiversity -- Netherlands., Biodiversity -- Netherlands -- Research., Biodiversity conservation -- Netherl
Other titlesSpatial organisation of biodiversity in the Netherlands, Spatial organization of biodiversity in the Netherlands
StatementMarieke A. Schouten.
SeriesNederlandse geografische studies / Netherlands geographical studies -- 361, Nederlandse geografische studies -- 361.
LC ClassificationsQH77.N4 S36 2007, GF593 .N42 no. 361
The Physical Object
Pagination150 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21421283M
ISBN 109068094033
ISBN 139789068094039
LC Control Number2008400367

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Despite acknowledgment that loss of living diversity is an international biological crisis, the ecological causes and consequences of extinction have not yet been widely addressed. In honor of Edward O. Wilson, winner of the International Prize for Biology, an international group of distinguished biologists bring ecological, evolutionary, and management perspectives to the issue of.

biodiversity patterns and processes in a global biodiversity hotspot 43 Rob H. Marrs: Embedding vegetation science in conservation: getting the message across 45 Norman Mason: Can plant trait research become a serious science.

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The study of biodiversity encompasses the discovery, description, and analysis of the elements that underlie these patterns as well as the patterns themselves. The challenge of quantifying patterns of diversity at the species level, even when the organisms are known to science, is complicated by the problem of detecting rare species and the.

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