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The Resource Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources, Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors

Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources, Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors

Label
Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources
Title
Biodiversity II
Title remainder
understanding and protecting our biological resources
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors
Title variation
  • Biodiversity 2
  • Biodiversity two
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Biodiversity is the whole of life on Earth - and every day it is diminished as human population growth and exploitation of land causes the extinction of animal and plant species. If the world does not act quickly and cooperatively, species numbering into the millions will be doomed. In the process, we lose opportunities in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and a host of other human endeavors. This is the warning sounded by some of the world's most renowned environmental authorities in Biodiversity II. In words meaningful to lay readers and scientists alike, this book alerts us that we may soon be bereft of species that could help us fight disease and produce useful products - not to mention bringing us the wonder of natural life. Unlike other books on the topic, Biodiversity II tells us what can and must be done right now to preserve life on Earth. The experts who lend their voices to Biodiversity II explain how scientists study biodiversity, what they have learned about the scope of life on the planet, and what urgent questions remain. These experts advocate the fusion of resources already at our command - government biological surveys, private agencies, museum collections, universities - into a more effective force to better understand and protect the wealth of the natural world
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reaka-Kudla, Marjorie L
  • Wilson, Don E
  • Wilson, Edward O
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biological diversity conservation
  • Biological diversity
Label
Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources, Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction / Edward O. Wilson -- 2. Biodiversity: What Is It? / Thomas E. Lovejoy -- 3. Biodiversity: Why Is It Important? / Ruth Patrick -- 4. Biodiversity at Its Utmost: Tropical Forest Beetles / Terry L. Erwin -- 5. Measuring Global Biodiversity and Its Decline / Nigel E. Stork -- 6. Butterfly Diversity and a Preliminary Comparison with Bird and Mammal Diversity / Robert K. Robbins and Paul A. Opler -- 7. The Global Biodiversity of Coral Reefs: A Comparison with Rain Forests / Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla -- 8. Common Measures for Studies of Biodiversity: Molecular Phylogeny in the Eukaryotic Microbial World / Mitchell L. Sogin and Gregory Hinkle -- 9. The Rich Diversity of Biodiversity Issues / Norman Myers -- 10. Human-Caused Extinction of Birds / David W. Steadman -- 11. Global Warming and Plant Species Richness: A Case Study of the Paleocene/Eocene Boundary / Scott L. Wing -- 12. Plant Response to Multiple Environmental Stresses: Implications for Climatic Change and Biodiversity / Irwin N. Forseth -- 13. Names: The Keys to Biodiversity / F. Christian Thompson -- 14. Systematics: A Keystone to Understanding Biodiversity / Ruth Patrick -- 15. Biodiversity and Systematics: Their Application to Agriculture / Douglass R. Miller and Amy Y. Rossman -- 16. Snout Moths: Unraveling the Taxonomic Diversity of a Speciose Group in the Neotropics / M. Alma Solis -- 17. Phylogeny and Historical Reconstruction: Host-Parasite Systems as Keystones in Biogeography and Ecology / Eric P. Hoberg -- 18. Comparative Behavioral and Biochemical Studies of Bowerbirds and the Evolution of Bower-Building / Gerald Borgia -- 19. Microbial Biodiversity and Biotechnology / Rita R. Colwell -- 20. The Impact of Rapid Gene Discovery Technology on Studies of Evolution and Biodiversity / Carol J. Bult, Judith A. Blake, Mark D. Adams, Owen White, Granger Sutton, Rebecca Clayton, Anthony R. Kerlavage, Chris Fields and J. Craig Venter -- 21. Initial Assessment of Character Sets from Five Nuclear Gene Sequences in Animals / Timothy P. Friedlander, Jerome C. Regier and Charles Mitter -- 22. Gap Analysis for Biodiversity Survey and Maintenance / J. Michael Scott and Blair Csuti -- 23. Conservation of Biodiversity in Neotropical Primates / James M. Dietz -- 24. Using Marine Invertebrates to Establish Research and Conservation Priorities / James D. Thomas -- 25. Ecological Restoration and the Conservation of Biodiversity / William R. Jordan III -- 26. Tropical Sustainable Development and Biodiversity / Patrick Kangas -- 27. Wildland Biodiversity Management in the Tropics / Daniel H. Janzen -- 28. Taxonomic Preparedness: Are We Ready to Meet the Biodiversity Challenge? / Quentin D. Wheeler and Joel Cracraft -- 29. Museums, Research Collections, and the Biodiversity Challenge / Leslie J. Mehrhoff -- 30. Resources for Biodiversity in Living Collections and the Challenges of Assessing Microbial Biodiversity / Richard O. Roblin -- 31. Integration of Data for Biodiversity Initiatives / David F. Farr and Amy Y. Rossman -- 32. Information Management for Biodiversity: A Proposed U.S. National Biodiversity Information Center / Bruce L. Umminger and Steve Young -- 33. Santa Rosalia, the Turning of the Century, and a New Age of Exploration / Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson and Edward O. Wilson
Control code
DCLC9630851-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 551 p.
Isbn
9780309052276
Lccn
96030851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources, Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction / Edward O. Wilson -- 2. Biodiversity: What Is It? / Thomas E. Lovejoy -- 3. Biodiversity: Why Is It Important? / Ruth Patrick -- 4. Biodiversity at Its Utmost: Tropical Forest Beetles / Terry L. Erwin -- 5. Measuring Global Biodiversity and Its Decline / Nigel E. Stork -- 6. Butterfly Diversity and a Preliminary Comparison with Bird and Mammal Diversity / Robert K. Robbins and Paul A. Opler -- 7. The Global Biodiversity of Coral Reefs: A Comparison with Rain Forests / Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla -- 8. Common Measures for Studies of Biodiversity: Molecular Phylogeny in the Eukaryotic Microbial World / Mitchell L. Sogin and Gregory Hinkle -- 9. The Rich Diversity of Biodiversity Issues / Norman Myers -- 10. Human-Caused Extinction of Birds / David W. Steadman -- 11. Global Warming and Plant Species Richness: A Case Study of the Paleocene/Eocene Boundary / Scott L. Wing -- 12. Plant Response to Multiple Environmental Stresses: Implications for Climatic Change and Biodiversity / Irwin N. Forseth -- 13. Names: The Keys to Biodiversity / F. Christian Thompson -- 14. Systematics: A Keystone to Understanding Biodiversity / Ruth Patrick -- 15. Biodiversity and Systematics: Their Application to Agriculture / Douglass R. Miller and Amy Y. Rossman -- 16. Snout Moths: Unraveling the Taxonomic Diversity of a Speciose Group in the Neotropics / M. Alma Solis -- 17. Phylogeny and Historical Reconstruction: Host-Parasite Systems as Keystones in Biogeography and Ecology / Eric P. Hoberg -- 18. Comparative Behavioral and Biochemical Studies of Bowerbirds and the Evolution of Bower-Building / Gerald Borgia -- 19. Microbial Biodiversity and Biotechnology / Rita R. Colwell -- 20. The Impact of Rapid Gene Discovery Technology on Studies of Evolution and Biodiversity / Carol J. Bult, Judith A. Blake, Mark D. Adams, Owen White, Granger Sutton, Rebecca Clayton, Anthony R. Kerlavage, Chris Fields and J. Craig Venter -- 21. Initial Assessment of Character Sets from Five Nuclear Gene Sequences in Animals / Timothy P. Friedlander, Jerome C. Regier and Charles Mitter -- 22. Gap Analysis for Biodiversity Survey and Maintenance / J. Michael Scott and Blair Csuti -- 23. Conservation of Biodiversity in Neotropical Primates / James M. Dietz -- 24. Using Marine Invertebrates to Establish Research and Conservation Priorities / James D. Thomas -- 25. Ecological Restoration and the Conservation of Biodiversity / William R. Jordan III -- 26. Tropical Sustainable Development and Biodiversity / Patrick Kangas -- 27. Wildland Biodiversity Management in the Tropics / Daniel H. Janzen -- 28. Taxonomic Preparedness: Are We Ready to Meet the Biodiversity Challenge? / Quentin D. Wheeler and Joel Cracraft -- 29. Museums, Research Collections, and the Biodiversity Challenge / Leslie J. Mehrhoff -- 30. Resources for Biodiversity in Living Collections and the Challenges of Assessing Microbial Biodiversity / Richard O. Roblin -- 31. Integration of Data for Biodiversity Initiatives / David F. Farr and Amy Y. Rossman -- 32. Information Management for Biodiversity: A Proposed U.S. National Biodiversity Information Center / Bruce L. Umminger and Steve Young -- 33. Santa Rosalia, the Turning of the Century, and a New Age of Exploration / Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson and Edward O. Wilson
Control code
DCLC9630851-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 551 p.
Isbn
9780309052276
Lccn
96030851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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