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Global Biodiversity Assessment

Global Biodiversity Assessment

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Over 1000 authors have contributed to the Assessment; the following is a list of the section co-ordinators: V. H. Heywood, Ivar Baste, F. A. Bisby, D. L. Hawkesworth, M. T. Kalin-Arroyd, R. Brbault, S. D. Sastrapradja, H. A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, R. Dirzo, O. E. Sala, N. E. Stork, M. J. Samways, S. Olivieri, J. Harrison, J. R. Busby, B. Barlow, G. T. Tzotzos, J. A. McNeely, M. Gadgil, C. Leveque, C. Padoch, K. Redford, C. Perrings, K. Miller, M. H. Allegretti, N. Johnson, B. Jonsson
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  • Date Published: January 1996
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2003
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521564816

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  • The survival of the Earth's biological resources is under threat from rapidly expanding human populations that are degrading the environment at an accelerating rate. Despite the increased awareness of the importance of biological diversity, the scientific foundations on which to plan conservation and development policies are still being developed. The Global Biodiversity Assessment represents an unparalleled attempt to provide an independent scientific analysis of the current issues. It assesses the present state of knowledge, identifies gaps in understanding and draws attention to those issues where scientists have reached a consensus as well as those where uncertainty has led to conflicting viewpoints and a need for further research. The Assessment provides an unprecedented source of information for decision-makers, officials, scientists and others interested in the future of the planet.

    • A state-of-the-art analysis of current knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the nature of human interactions with it
    • An unparalled survey involving over 1000 scientists from around the world
    • An independent, critical and peer-reviewed report that will be required reading for all those with a serious interest in the preservation of the natural environment
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    • Date Published: January 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521564816
    • length: 1152 pages
    • dimensions: 298 x 210 x 60 mm
    • weight: 3.675kg
    • contains: 121 b/w illus. 184 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2003
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Executive summary
    1. Introduction V. H. Heywood and I. Baste
    2. Characterization of biodiversity F. A. Bisby
    3. Magnitude and distribution of biodiversity D. L. Hawkesworth and M. T. Kalin-Arroyo
    4. Generation, maintenance and loss of biodiversity R. Barbault and S. D. Sastrapradja
    5. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: basic principles H. A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, R. Dirzo and O. E. Sala
    6. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: ecosystem analyses H. A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, R. Dirzo and O. E. Sala
    7. Inventorying and monitoring of biodiversity N. E. Stork and M. J. Samways
    8. The resource base for biodiversity assessments D. L. Hawkesworth
    9. Data and information management and communication S. Olivieri, J. Harrison and J. R. Busby
    10. Biotechnology B. Barlow and G. T. Tzotzos
    11. Human influences on biodiversity J. A. McNeely, M Gadgil, C Leveque, C Padoch and K Redford
    12. Economic values of biodiversity C. Perrings
    13. Measures for conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of its components K. Miller, M. H. Allegretti, N. Johnson and B. Jonsson
    Annex 1. Organization of the Global Biodiversity Assessment
    Annex 2. Institutions and staff involved in the GBA project
    Annex 3. Venues, dates and participants in GBA meetings and workshops
    Annex 4. Contributors to the GBA
    Annex 5. List of peer reviewers of the GBA
    Annex 6. Glossary
    Annex 7. List of acronyms.

  • Editor

    Vernon H. Heywood, University of Reading

    Foreword

    Elizabeth Dowdeswell

    Contributors

    Over 1000 authors have contributed to the Assessment; the following is a list of the section co-ordinators: V. H. Heywood, Ivar Baste, F. A. Bisby, D. L. Hawkesworth, M. T. Kalin-Arroyd, R. Brbault, S. D. Sastrapradja, H. A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, R. Dirzo, O. E. Sala, N. E. Stork, M. J. Samways, S. Olivieri, J. Harrison, J. R. Busby, B. Barlow, G. T. Tzotzos, J. A. McNeely, M. Gadgil, C. Leveque, C. Padoch, K. Redford, C. Perrings, K. Miller, M. H. Allegretti, N. Johnson, B. Jonsson

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