Loss of biodiversity

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Published in Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biodiversity conservation

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Sharon L. Spray and Karen L. McGlothlin.
SeriesExploring environmental challenges
ContributionsSpray, Sharon L., McGlothlin, Karen L.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH75 .L64 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 179 p. :
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17624917M
ISBN 10074252566X, 0742525678
LC Control Number2003018355
OCLC/WorldCa52876665

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Loss of biodiversity definition: refers to either the ongoing extinction of species at a global level or the local reduction or loss of species in a given habitat.

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The Biodiversity Programme of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' Beijer Institute brought together eminent economists and ecologists to consider these and other questions about the nature and significance of the problem of biodiversity loss.

This volume reports key findings from that programme. Over the last two decades, an increasing body of information has been added to the biodiversity science and the subject matter has become more and more voluminous.

Biodiversity has now become a multidisciplinary subject in which concepts, ideas and methodologies have been contributed by a number of other disciplines. However, there is a dearth of comprehensive textbooks on biodiversity /5(3).

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As a result, estimates of the rate of loss, including the number and variety of species that are disappearing, vary greatly—in some cases, as pointed out by E. in Chapter 1, by as much as an order of magnitude. Moreover.Standardized methods for documenting diversity and distribution have been lacking.

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