Adriano Sofo

University of BasilicataItaly

Dr. Adriano Sofo, PhD, is working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Basilicata (Italy). He has experience in teaching and research at the Universities of Bari, Potenza and Bologna (Italy), Hasselt (Belgium), Uppsala (Sweden), Toulouse (France); in other institutes of public and private research, such as ENEA (Italy), Geisenheim Research Center (Germany), and other Agricultural Experimental Institutes. His research fields are plant and soil biochemistry and molecular biology, plant eco-physiology, and plant cell and tissue cultures, with a particular emphasis on sustainable soil management and plant responses to drought as well as to other abiotic and biotic stresses. Dr. Sofo is a lecturer in soil science and plant physiology at University of Basilicata and he is the author of approximately 50 papers published in international books and journals. He is a referee for a series of peer-reviewed international scientific journals in his research sectors.

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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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