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The Importance of Biological Interactions in the Study of Biodiversity

Edited by Jordi López-Pujol

University of Barcelona, Spain

The term biodiversity defines not only all the variety of life in the Earth but also their complex interactions. Under the current scenario of biodiversity loss, and in order to preserve it, it is essential to achieve a deep understanding on all the aspects related to the biological interactions, including their functioning and significance. This volume contains several contributions (nineteen in total) that illustrate the state of the art of the academic research in the field of biological interactions in its widest sense; that is, not only the interactions between living organisms are considered, but also those between living organisms and abiotic elements of the environment as well as those between living organisms and the humans.

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The Importance of Biological Interactions in the Study of BiodiversityEdited by Jordi López-Pujol

Published: September 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1831

ISBN: 978-953-307-751-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4429-8

Copyright year: 2011

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57843 Total Chapter Downloads

50 Crossref Citations

35 Web of Science Citations

152 Dimensions Citations


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1. Bacterial Biodiversity in Natural Environments

By Ricardo C. Guerrero-Ferreira and Michele K. Nishiguchi


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2. Host-Plant Specialisation and Diurnal Dynamics of the Arthropod Community Within Muhlenbergia robusta (Poaceae)

By Víctor López-Gómez and Zenón Cano-Santana


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3. Global Impact of Mosquito Biodiversity, Human Vector-Borne Diseases and Environmental Change

By Sylvie Manguin and Christophe Boëte


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4. Exotic Insects in Italy: An Overview on Their Environmental Impact

By Costanza Jucker and Daniela Lupi


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5. Invasion, Evenness, and Species Diversity in Human-Dominated Ecosystems

By Eyal Shochat and Ofer Ovadia


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6. Change in Bacterial Diversity After Oil Spill in Argentina

By Graciela Pucci, María Cecilia Tiedemann, Adrián Acuña and Oscar Pucci


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7. Human Impacts on Marine Biodiversity: Macrobenthos in Bahrain, Arabian Gulf

By Humood Naser


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8. People, Plants, and Pollinators: The Conservation of Beargrass Ecosystem Diversity in the Western United States

By Susan Charnley and Susan Hummel


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9. Sown Wildflower Strips – A Strategy to Enhance Biodiversity and Amenity in Intensively Used Agricultural Areas

By Christine Haaland and Mats Gyllin


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10. Combining Historical and Ecological Knowledge to Optimise Biodiversity Conservation in Semi-Natural Grasslands

By Eva Gustavsson, Anna Dahlström, Marie Emanuelsson, Jörgen Wissman and Tommy Lennartsson


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11. Landowners’ Participation Behavior on the Payment for Environmental Service (PES)

By Wan-Yu Liu


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12. Impact of Charcoal Production on Biodiversity in Togo (West Africa)

By Jérémie Kokou Fontodji, Honam Atsri, Kossi Adjonou, Aboudou Raoufou Radji, Adzo Dzifa Kokutse, Yaovi Nuto and Kouami Kokou


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13. Infectious Diseases, Biodiversity and Global Changes: How the Biodiversity Sciences May Help

By Serge Morand


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14. Protected Areas: Conservation Cornerstones or Paradoxes? Insights from Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Africa and Southeastern Europe

By Brandon P. Anthony and Alina Szabo


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15. Human Wildlife Conflicts in Southern Africa: Riding the Whirl Wind in Mozambique and in Zimbabwe

By Sébastien Le Bel, Amon Murwira, Billy Mukamuri, René Czudek, Russell Taylor and Mike La Grange


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16. The Cultural Weight of Nature: The Intra and Inter-Institutional Conflicts About Biodiversity and Ethnicity in Chile and Mexico

By E. Silva Rivera, B. Contreras-Ruiz Esparza and E. Parraguez-Vergara


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17. Biodiversity and the Human Factor – The Need to Overcome Humankind’s Addiction to Growth

By Philip Lawn


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18. Mobilizing Community Capitals to Support Biodiversity

By Cornelia Butler Flora


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19. Biodiversity on Stone Artifacts

By Oana Adriana Cuzman, Piero Tiano, Stefano Ventura and Piero Frediani


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