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The Dynamic Balance of the Planet

The current world biodiversity consists of an inestimable amount of living forms, that at all levels, from genes to biomes, from individuals to populations, from species to communities, are in constant pursuit of the best strategies to react to the natural and anthropic environmental changes. The arrangement of new and dynamic ecosystems balanced by the formation and the vanishing of species, is the direct consequence of these changes. This book contains comprehensive overviews and original studies focused on ecological and ecosystem functioning studies, hazards and conservation management, assessment of environmental variables affecting species diversity, also considering species richness and distribution, in order to identify the best management strategies to face and solve the conservation problems.

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BiodiversityThe Dynamic Balance of the PlanetEdited by Oscar Grillo

Published: May 14th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57015

ISBN: 978-953-51-1315-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5393-1

Copyright year: 2014

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36760 Total Chapter Downloads

34 Crossref Citations

75 Web of Science Citations

104 Dimensions Citations


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1. Prioritising Land-Use Decisions for the Optimal Delivery of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Protection in Productive Landscapes

By Emily S. Weeks, Norm Mason, Anne-Gaelle E. Ausseil and Alexander Herzig


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2. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: a Conceptual Model of Leaf Litter Decomposition

By Dalana C. Muscardi, José H. Schoereder and Carlos F. Sperber


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3. Modern Taxonomy for Microbial Diversity

By Indira P. Sarethy, Sharadwata Pan and Michael K. Danquah


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4. Marine Biodiversity and Chemodiversity — The Treasure Troves of the Future

By Stéphane La Barre


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5. Protection of Riparian Habitats to Conserve Keystone Species with Reference to Terminalia arjuna – A Case Study from South India

By B.C. Nagaraja, C. Sunil and R.K. Somashekar


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6. Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology in Microbial Communities: Mathematical Modeling and Simulation with the “Haploid Evolutionary Constructor” Software Tool

By Sergey A. Lashin, Yury G. Matushkin, Alexandra I. Klimenko, Valentin V. Suslov and Nikolay A. Kolchanov


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7. Diversity and Abundance of Fish Larvae Drifting in the Madeira River, Amazon Basin: Sampling Methods Comparison

By R. Barthem, M.C. da Costa, F. Cassemiro, R.G. Leite and N. Silva Jr.


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8. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and their Value for Ecosystem Management

By Andrea Berruti, Roberto Borriello, Alberto Orgiazzi, Antonio C. Barbera, Erica Lumini and Valeria Bianciotto


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9. An Overview of the Yeast Biodiversity in the Galápagos Islands and Other Ecuadorian Regions

By Enrique Javier Carvajal Barriga, Patricia Portero Barahona, Carolina Tufiño, Bernardo Bastidas, Cristina Guamán-Burneo, Larissa Freitas and Carlos Rosa


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10. Ecosystem Biodiversity of India

By Vivek Khandekar and Anita Srivastava


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11. The Ecology and Species Richness of the Different Plant Communities Within Selected Wetlands on the Maputaland Coastal Plain, South Africa

By M.L. Pretorius, L.R. Brown, G.J. Bredenkamp and C.W. Van Huyssteen


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12. Marine Ecosystem Diversity in the Arabian Gulf: Threats and Conservation

By Humood A. Naser


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13. Threats of Mining and Urbanisation on a Vulnerable Ecosystem in the Free State, South Africa

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


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14. The Nile Fishes and Fisheries

By Waleed Hamza


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