By David L. Hawksworth (auth.), David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull (eds.)
Marine, coastal and wetland habitats are threatened, not just via exploitation, but in addition through the chance of weather switch – as ocean currents swap direction, sea degrees upward push, and rainfall styles swap. Even the once-common cod is now lower than possibility from the mixed results of over-fishing and a dramatic change-induced reduce within the plankton that cod larvae feed on. in the meantime, coral reefs stay specifically susceptible to speedy sea-level adjustments exacerbated via the consequences of tourism and disease.
This e-book gathers jointly quite a lot of papers reporting on key examine into the biodiversity conservation of those severe and more and more threatened habitats. jointly those papers supply a snap-shot of the categories of difficulties they're experiencing, and supply a wealth of topical examples which render this quantity in particular beneficial to academics of classes in marine, freshwater and wetlands ecology, organic conservation and ecological restoration.
Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation 15:11 (2006).
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Hence for aquatic plant, higher order taxon richness, especially generic richness, can be considered useful index in the studies of species spatial patterns for conservation in China. Acknowledgements The National Key Natural Science Foundation of China (NO: 30430070), State Key Basic Research and Development Plan of China (G2000046801) and  3415 the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NO: 30200020) supported this research. L. 1995. Measuring more of biodiversity: genus richness as a surrogate for species richness in Australian ant faunas.
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Marine, Freshwater, and Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation by David L. Hawksworth (auth.), David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull (eds.)