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Ecosystems Biodiversity


Ecosystems can be considered as dynamic and interactive clusters made up of plants, animals and micro-organism communities. Inevitably, mankind is an integral part of each ecosystem and as such enjoys all its provided benefits. Driven by the increasing necessity to preserve the ecosystem productivity, several ecological studies have been conducted in the last few years, highlighting the current state in which our planet is, and focusing on future perspectives. This book contains comprehensive overviews and original studies focused on hazard analysis and evaluation of ecological variables affecting species diversity, richness and distribution, in order to identify the best management strategies to face and solve the conservation problems.

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Ecosystems BiodiversityEdited by Oscar Grillo

Published: December 16th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/913

ISBN: 978-953-307-417-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5162-3

Copyright year: 2011

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54341 Total Chapter Downloads

25 Crossref Citations

84 Web of Science Citations

103 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biodiversity and Conservation of Coastal Lagoons

By Josefina Garrido, Amaia Pérez-Bilbao and Cesar João Benetti


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2. Biodiversity of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems and Their Vulnerability to Global Change

By Rutger de Wit


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3. Distribution, Endemism and Conservation Status of Fishes in the Yangtze River Basin, China

By Shaowen Ye, Zhongjie Li, Jiashou Liu, Tanglin Zhang and Songguang Xie


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4. Biodiversity and Conservation of the Estuarine and Marine Ecosystems of the Venezuelan Orinoco Delta

By Patricia Miloslavich, Alberto Martín, Eduardo Klein, Yusbelly Díaz, Carlos A. Lasso, Juan José Cárdenas and Oscar M. Lasso-Alcala


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5. Integrating Different Organizational Levels in Benthic Biodiversity – Ecosystem Functioning (BEF) Studies

By Ruth Gingold, Axayácatl Rocha Olivares, Tom Moens and Cédric Hubas


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6. Microbiological Quality of River Sediments and Primary Prevention

By Stefania Marcheggiani and Laura Mancini


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7. Biodiversity of Macroinvertebrates in Oxbow-Lakes of Early Glacial River Basins in Northern Poland

By Krystian Obolewski


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8. Mnemiopsis leidyi Invasion and Biodiversity Changes in the Caspian Sea

By Aboulghasem Roohi and Ameneh Sajjadi


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9. Main Ecosystem Characteristics and Distribution of Wetlands in Boreal and Alpine Landscapes in Northern Sweden Under Climate Change

By J. Jeglum, S. Sandring, P. Christensen, A. Glimskär, A. Allard, L. Nilsson and J. Svensson


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10. Valley Bottom Wetlands Can Serve for Both Biodiversity Conservation and Local Livelihoods Improvements

By Pantaleo K.T. Munishi, Nice N. Wilfred, James S. Nshare, Stein R. Moe, Deo D. Shirima and Halima H. Kilungu


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11. Ecological Studies of Wetland Ecosystem in Manipur Valley from Management Perspectives

By S.C. Rai and Adon Raleng


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12. Impact of Domestic Animals on Ecosystem Integrity of Lesotho High Altitude Peatlands

By P.J. Du Preez and L.R. Brown


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13. Waterbird Biodiversity and Conservation Threats in Coastal Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

By Juan José Alava and Ben Haase


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14. Biodiversity Drifts in Agricultural Landscapes

By Olga Ameixa and Pavel Kindlmann


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15. Environmental Evaluation and Monitoring of Agro-Ecosystems Biodiversity

By Fabio Taffetani, Michele Rismondo and Andrea Lancioni


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16. Why Enhancement of Floral Resources in Agro-Ecosystems Benefit Honeybees and Beekeepers?

By Decourtye Axel, Alaux Cédric, Odoux Jean-François, Henry Mickaël, Vaissière Bernard E. and Le Conte Yves


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17. Biodiversity and Vegetable Breeding in the Light of Developments in Intellectual Property Rights

By João Silva Dias


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18. How Past Vicariant Events Can Explain the Atlantic Forest Biodiversity?

By Gisele Pires Mendonça Dantas, Gustavo Sebastián Cabanne and Fabrício Rodrigues Santos


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19. SPAR Profiles for the Assessment of Genetic Diversity Between Male and Female Landraces of the Dioecious Betelvine Plant (Piper betle L.)

By Shirish A. Ranade, Anjali Soni and Nikhil Kumar


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