Biodiversity : a biology of numbers and difference / edited by Kevin J. Gaston.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, MA : Blackwell Science, 1996.
Description
x, 396 pages : illustrations (some color), plates, maps ; 24 cm

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • 1. What is biodiversity? / Kevin J. Gaston
  • 2. The genetics of biological diversity: from varieties to species / James Mallet
  • 3. Comparing character diversity among biotas / Paul H. Williams and Chris J. Humphries
  • 4. Species richness: measure and measurement / Kevin J. Gaston
  • 5. Defining and measuring functional aspects of biodiversity / Neo D. Martinez
  • 6. Diversity and higher levels of organization / James A. Drake, Chad L. Hewitt, Gary R. Huxel and Jurek Kolasa
  • 7. Spatial and temporal patterns of genetic diversity within species / Bruno Baur and Bernhard Schmid
  • 8. Spatial patterns in taxonomic diversity / Kevin J. Gaston and Paul H. Williams
  • 9. Temporal changes in biodiversity: detecting patterns and identifying causes / Sean Nee, Timothy G. Barraclough and Paul H. Harvey
  • 10. Spatial and temporal patterns in functional diversity? / Scott L. Collins and Tracy L. Benning --
  • 11. Does biodiversity matter? Evaluating the case for conserving species / William E. Kunin and John H. Lawton
  • 12. Identifying priorities for the conservation of biodiversity: systematic biological criteria within a socio-political framework / R. I. Vane-Wright
  • 13. Managing biodiversity / Madhav Gadgil
  • 14. Biodiversity and global change / Rik Leemans.
ISBN
0865428042
LCCN
95020924
OCLC
32970255
RCP
C - S
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