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Biodiversity Loss in a Changing Planet

Edited by Oscar Grillo

Stazione Sperimentale di Granicoltura per la Sicilia, Italy

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Every ecosystem is a complex organization of carefully mixed life forms; a dynamic and particularly sensible system. Consequently, their progressive decline may accelerate climate change and vice versa, influencing flora and fauna composition and distribution, resulting in the loss of biodiversity. Climate changes effects are the principal topics of this volume. Written by internationally renowned contributors, Biodiversity loss in a changing planet offers attractive study cases focused on biodiversity evaluations and provisions in several different ecosystems, analysing the current life condition of many life forms, and covering very different biogeographic zones of the planet.

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Biodiversity Loss in a Changing PlanetEdited by Oscar Grillo

Published: November 16th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1832

ISBN: 978-953-307-707-9

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31664 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

67 Web of Science Citations

48 Dimensions Citations

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1. Climate Change: Wildfire Impact

By Mirza Dautbasic, Genci Hoxhaj, Florin Ioras, Ioan Vasile Abrudan and Jega Ratnasingam

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2. Assessing Loss of Biodiversity in Europe Through Remote Sensing: The Necessity of New Methodologies

By Susana Martinez Sanchez, Pablo Ramil Rego, Boris Hinojo Sanchez and Emilio Chuvieco Salinero

1582

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3. Biodiversity Stability of Shallow Marine Benthos in Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada Through Climate Regimes, Overfishing and Ocean Acidification

By Jeffrey B. Marliave, Charles J. Gibbs, Donna M. Gibbs, Andrew O. Lamb and Skip J.F. Young

1713

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4. Coral Reef Biodiversity in the Face of Climatic Changes

By Stéphane La Barre

1873

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5. Biogeography of Platberg, Eastern Free State, South Africa: Links with Afromontane Regions and South African Biomes

By Robert F. Brand, L.R. Brown and P.J. du Preez

2914

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6. Biodiversity Loss in Freshwater Mussels: Importance, Threats, and Solutions

By Trey Nobles and Yixin Zhang

3618

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7. Effects of Climate Change in Amphibians and Reptiles

By Saúl López-Alcaide and Rodrigo Macip-Ríos

5371

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8. Identification and Analysis of Burned Areas in Ecological Stations of Brazilian Cerrado

By Claudionor Ribeiro da Silva, Rejane Tavares Botrel, Jeová Carreiro Martins and Jailson Silva Machado

1238

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9. Provision of Natural Habitat for Biodiversity: Quantifying Recent Trends in New Zealand

By Anne-Gaelle E. Ausseil, John R. Dymond and Emily S. Weeks

1086

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10. Limited Bio-Diversity and Other Defects of the Immune System in the Inhabitants of the Islands of St Kilda, Scotland

By Peter Stride

2123

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11. Native Tree Species Regeneration and Diversity in the Mountain Cloud Forests of East Africa

By Loice M.A. Omoro and Olavi Luukkanen

2383

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12. Destruction of the Forest Habitat in the Tatra National Park, Slovakia

By Monika Kopecka

1449

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13. Modern Methods of Estimating Biodiversity from Presence-Absence Surveys

By Robert M. Dorazio, Nicholas J. Gotelli and Aaron M. Ellison

2115

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14. Isolation and Identification of Indigenous Microorganisms of Cocoa Farms in Côte d’Ivoire and Assessment of Their Antagonistic Effects Vis-À-Vis Phytophthora palmivora, the Causal Agent of the Black Pod Disease

By Joseph Mpika, Ismaël B. Kebe and François K. N’Guessan

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