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Mountain Biodiversity

A Global Assessment

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Published by CRC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Conservation of the environment,
  • Ecological science, the Biosphere,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Mountains,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Land Conservation,
  • Nature,
  • Science,
  • Mountain ecology,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Ecology,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems,
  • Nature / Ecology,
  • Biological diversity,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Biodiversity

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsChristian Korner (Editor), Eva Spehn (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages350
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8924291M
    ISBN 101842140914
    ISBN 109781842140918

    Biodiversity is not evenly distributed, rather it varies greatly across the globe as well as within regions. Among other factors, the diversity of all living things depends on temperature, precipitation, altitude, soils, geography and the presence of other study of the spatial distribution of organisms, species and ecosystems, is the science of biogeography. Brown algae are used in foods, animal feeds, and fertilizers and as a source for alginate, a chemical emulsifier added to ice cream, salad dressing, and candy. Brown algae also provide food and habitat for marine organisms, as witnessed by the great biodiversity found among the kelp "forests" off .

    Books shelved as biodiversity: The Diversity of Life by Edward O. Wilson, Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies, The Creation: An Appeal. J.M. Foggin, in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Abstract. Mountain ecosystems cover around a quarter of the world's land area and encompass a large portion of global biodiversity as well as cultural diversity. Situated upstream from other habitats by virtue of their altitude, these rugged landscapes contribute numerous essential ecological services not only.

    Part of the worldwide biodiversity program DIVERSITAS, the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) assesses the biological richness of high-elevation biota. GMBA’s focus includes the uppermost forest regions or their substitute rangeland vegetation, the treeline ecotone, and the alpine and. L HANEMANN. Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, California. Aanalysis of the value of preserving biodiversity requires the attention of many chapters that follow in this section define the role of economics in this endeavor and assess its contribution.


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Originally published inMountain Biodiversity deals with the biological richness, function and change of mountain book was birthed from the first global conference on mountain biodiversity and was a contribution to the International Year of Mountains in Cited by: Book Description. Originally published inMountain Biodiversity deals with the biological richness, function and change of mountain book was birthed from the first global conference on mountain biodiversity and was a contribution to the International Year of Mountains in Book Description.

This book is the result of the first global conference on mountain biodiversity, and is a contribution to the International Year of Mountains, The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment program is a Special Target Area Region project of DIVERSITAS (UNESCO and UNEP).

Written by leading researchers in the fields of geology, biology, climate, and geography, Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity explores the relationship between mountain building and climate change, and how these processes shape biodiversity through time and space. This book is the result of the first global conference on mountain biodiversity, and is a contribution to the International Year of Mountains, The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment program is a Special Target Area Region project of DIVERSITAS (UNESCO and UNEP).

Biological diversity is es. Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity: A comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis for students and researchers Mountains are topographically complex formations that play a fundamental role in regional and continental-scale climates.

They are also cradles to all major river systems and home to unique, and often highly biodiverse and threatened, ecosystems.

The book was birthed from the first global conference on mountain biodiversity and was a contribution to the International Year of Mountains in The book examines biological diversity as essential for the integrity of mountain ecosystems and argues that this dependency is likely to increase as environmental climates and social conditions.

In the third section, you will read compelling examples from around the world exploring the links between mountains, climate and biodiversity Throughout the 31 peer-reviewed chapters, a non-technical style and synthetic illustrations make this book accessible to a wide audienceBrand: Wiley-Interscience.

Many mountain ecosystems are host to higher species richness and levels of endemism than adjacent lowlands. Mountains at lower altitudes can support exceptional biodiversity, due to compression of a wide range of ecosystems into a relatively short distance.

What is mountain biodiversity Many mountain ecosystems are host to high species richness and levels of endemism.

More» Importance Mountain environments cover some 27 per cent of the world’s land surface, and directly support the 22 per cent of the world’s people who live within mountain regions. GMBA is a worldwide network of mountain biodiversity researchers, exploring the biological richness of mountains, its causes, functions, and responses to global change.

The information and examples presented in this book can stimulate the creative use of archive data to answer old questions with new tools, and advance knowledge and understanding of Format: Hardcover.

MOUNTAINS, CLIMATE & BIODIVERSITY, A BOOK PROJECT FOR WILEY'S | An edited textbook that will provide state-of-the-art overview of the relation between mountain building, climate and biodiversity. Book Title: Biodiversity and Climate ChangeTransforming the Biosphere Edited by Thomas E.

Lovejoy and Lee Hannah; Foreword by Edward O. Wilson An essential, up-to-date look at the critical interactions between biological diversity and climate change that will serve as an immediate call to actionCited by: 1.

Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity: Values and Climate Change --Geodiversity Mapping in Alpine Areas --Historical Connectivity and Mountain Biodiversity --The Environmental Heterogeneity of Mountains at a Fine Scale in this book explores the relationship between mountain building and climate change, and how these processes shape.

Toggle navigation. Explore; Upload; Datasets; Background; Team; Feedback; Language. English; Deutsch; Español. In the edited book Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity Hoorn et al.

explore these components and their connections, and present case studies from selected mountain ranges around the world. Strong relationships among these three factors emerge by: 3.

This book is the result of the first global conference on mountain biodiversity, and is a contribution to the International Year of Mountains, The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment program is a Special Target Area Region project of DIVERSITAS (UNESCO and UNEP).Format: Paperback.

Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project has been working to protect and restore the ecosystems of the Blue Mountains and Eastern Oregon Cascades since We work to stop or modify projects that threaten ecological diversity and integrity such as logging, road building, livestock grazing, herbicide.

The chapters of "Land Use Change and Mountain Biodiversity" derive from a peer-review process that followed presentations offered at two GMBA workshops, one in Tanzania and the other in Bolivia.

More than 50 researchers actively participated in these events, discussing information from all major mountain regions, with a particular focus on the.

Körner, C. Mountain biodiversity, its causes and function. Ambio – E-mail Citation» This general overview of mountain biodiversity gives estimates of species numbers in mountains, and discusses why mountains are highly biodiverse and in particular the importance of plant functional diversity for mountain ecosystems.

Species richness in mountain environments is linked to mountain-building and climatic processes, an integration of geological, climatic, and biological datasets by: Rocky Mountain Futures presents a comprehensive and wide-ranging examination of the ecological consequences of past, current, and future human activities in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States and Canada.

The book brings together 32 leading ecologists, geographers, and other scientists and researchers to present an objective.