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Research in Biodiversity

Models and Applications

Edited by Igor Pavlinov

Moscow State University, Russia

The book covers several topics of biodiversity researches and uses, containing 17 chapters grouped into 5 sections. It begins with an interesting chapter considering the ways in which the very biodiversity could be thought about. Noteworthy is the chapter expounding pretty original "creativity theory of ecosystem". There are several chapters concerning models describing relation between ecological niches and diversity maintenance, the factors underlying avian species imperilment, and diversity turnover rate of a local beetle group. Of special importance is the chapter outlining a theoretical model for morphological disparity in its most widened treatment. Several chapters consider regional aspects of biodiversity in Europe, Asia, Central and South America, among them an approach for monitoring conservation of the regional tropical phytodiversity in India is of special importance. Of interest is also a chapter considering the history of the very idea of biodiversity emergence in ecological researches.

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Research in BiodiversityModels and ApplicationsEdited by Igor Pavlinov

Published: October 12th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1833

ISBN: 978-953-307-794-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4417-5

Copyright year: 2011

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8 Crossref Citations

48 Web of Science Citations

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1. Towards Bridging Worldviews in Biodiversity Conservation: Exploring the Tsonga Concept of Ntumbuloko in South Africa

By Brandon P. Anthony, Sylvia Abonyi, Petra Terblanche and Alan Watt


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2. A Study on Biodiversity Mechanism by the Creativity Theory of Ecosystem

By Yong Liu, Guolei Li, Haiqun Yu and Ruiheng Lv


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3. Ecological Niches and Diversity Maintenance

By Peter Chesson


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4. Using Multiple Linear Regression Models to Identify Factors Underlying Avian Species Imperilment in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe

By R. Eliot Crafton and Brandon P. Anthony


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5. Towards a Better Understanding of Beta Diversity: Deconstructing Composition Patterns of Saproxylic Beetles Breeding in Recently Burnt Boreal Forest

By Ermias T. Azeria, Jacques Ibarzabal, Jonathan Boucher and Christian Hébert


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6. Twenty Landmark Papers in Biodiversity Conservation

By Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Navjot S. Sodhi, William F. Laurance and Barry W. Brook


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7. Evaluating Biodiversity and Spatial Simulation of Land-Cover Change in the Tropical Region of Western Ghats, India

By Giriraj A., Murthy M.S.R. and Basanta Shrestha


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8. An Agenda for Austrian Biodiversity Research at the Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network (LTER)

By Stefan Schindler, Thomas Dirnböck, Franz Essl, Richard Zink, Stefan Dullinger, Thomas Wrbka and Michael Mirtl


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9. Conservation of Chinese Plant Diversity: An Overview

By Jordi López-Pujol, Hua-Feng Wang and Zhi-Yong Zhang


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10. Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica - An Animal and Plant Biodiversity Atlas

By Bert Kohlmann


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11. Multiple Approach for Plant Biodiversity Conservation in Restoring Forests

By Federico Vessella, Bartolomeo Schirone and Marco Cosimo Simeone


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12. Environmental Assessment and Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation of Amazonian Savannas, Marajó Island, Brazil

By Luciano Fogaça de A. Montag, Tiago Magalhães da S. Freitas, Ana Cristina Mendes-Oliveira and Ronaldo B. Barthem


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13. Biodiversity Conservation Planning in Rural Landscapes in Japan: Integration of Ecological and Visual Perspectives

By Yoji Natori, Janet Silbernagel and Michael S. Adams


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14. Water for Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihoods: Protecting Northernmost Tropical Deciduous Forest Relicts in Mexico

By Rolando E. Diaz-Caravantes and Erick Sánchez-Flores


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15. Bioprospecting: Creating a Value for Biodiversity

By Alan L. Harvey and Nigel Gericke


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16. Morphological Disparity: An Attempt to Widen and to Formalize the Concept

By Igor Ya. Pavlinov


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