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Edited by Adriano Sofo

University of Basilicata, Italy

Biodiversity is strongly affected by the rapid and accelerating changes in the global climate, which largely stem from human activity. Anthropogenic activities are causing highly influential impacts on species persistence. The sustained environmental change wildlife is experiencing may surpass the capacity of developmental, genetic, and demographic mechanisms that populations have developed to deal with these alterations. How biodiversity is perceived and maintained affects ecosystem functioning as well as how the goods and services that ecosystems provide to humans can be used. Recognizing biodiversity is essential to preserve wildlife. Furthermore, the measure, management and protection of ecosystem biodiversity requires different and innovative approaches. For all these reasons, the aim of the present book is to give an up-to-date overview of the studies on biodiversity at all levels, in order to better understand the dynamics and the mechanisms at the basis of the richness of life forms both in terrestrial (including agro-ecosystems) and marine environments.

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BiodiversityEdited by Adriano Sofo

Published: October 10th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1836

ISBN: 978-953-307-715-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5188-3

Copyright year: 2011

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18167 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

41 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Integrating Spatial Behavioral Ecology in Agent-Based Models for Species Conservation

By Christina A.D. Semeniuk, Marco Musiani and Danielle J. Marceau


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2. Evolution of Ecosystem Services in a Mediterranean Cultural Landscape: Doñana Case Study, Spain (1956-2006)

By Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Berta Martín-López, Pedro L. Lomas, Pedro Zorrilla and Carlos Montes


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3. Implications of Wood Collecting Activities on Invertebrates Diversity of Conservation Areas

By Thokozani Simelane


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4. Cell Surface Display

By Sharadwata Pan and Michael K. Danquah


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5. Biological Cr(VI) Reduction: Microbial Diversity, Kinetics and Biotechnological Solutions to Pollution

By Evans M. N. Chirwa and Pulane E. Molokwane


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6. Biodiversity Measures in Agriculture Using DNA

By Lucia Vieira Hoffmann, Tereza Cristina de Oliveira Borba, Laísa Nogueira Allem, Paulo Augusto Vianna Barroso and Raquel Neves de Mello


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7. Molecular Techniques to Estimate Biodiversity with Case Studies from the Marine Phytoplankton

By Linda K. Medlin and Kerstin Töbe


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