Biodiversity

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John Wiley and Sons, 2004 M01 16 - 296 pages
The title provides an overview of the current knowledge about the diversity of the living world and the various problems associated with its conservation and sustainable use. Covering both the fundamentals of the subject, along with the latest research, Biodiversity presents key conservation issues within a framework of global case studies.

Starting with a summary of the concept of biodiversity, the text then explores such subjects as species richness, ecological systems, the consequences of human activities, diversity and human health, genetic resources, biotechnology and conservation. 

  • Comprehensive introduction to key issues surrounding the study of biodiversity.
  • Extensive bibliography and references to numerous relevant websites.
  • Introduces current research in the field within a framework of useful case studies.

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Contents

Introduction
1
what do we know?
13
Biodiversity Christian Lévêque and JeanClaude Mounolou
39
The species richness of natural communities as
73
Biological diversity and the functioning
97
The dynamics of biological diversity and
131
The dynamics of biological diversity and implications
165
Genetic resources and biotechnology
185
the value and use of biological diversity
207
The conservation of biodiversity
225
A conclusion of sorts
267
References and further reading
275
Index
281
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Christian Lévêque is the author of Biodiversity, published by Wiley.

Jean-Claude Mounolou is the author of Biodiversity, published by Wiley.

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