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On the origins and dynamics of biodiversity
|Statement||Alain Pavé ; [translated from the French by Andrea Dejean]|
|LC Classifications||QH541.15.B56 P38713 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 178 p. :|
|Number of Pages||178|
|ISBN 10||9781441962430, 9781441962447|
|LC Control Number||2010928123|
The mission of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics is to increase our insights in the functioning and biodiversity of ecosystems in all their complexity. Knowledge of the interactions between living organisms and processes in their physical and chemical environment is essential for a better understanding of the dynamics Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Biodiversity on the planet earth is the net-result of two major processes: speciation and extinction. To understand and protect biodiversity it will be necessary to get some knowledge of both processes. .
Phylogenetics is the New Genetics (for Most of Biodiversity) many phenotypes of interest are difficult to study with traditional genetic approaches because their origin traces to deep nodes in the tree of life. Moreover, many species are not amenable to either large-scale sampling or laboratory crosses. The dynamics . This chapter examines the intersecting questions of biodiversity and biogeography: what determines the diversity and distribution of mangrove and seagrass species throughout the world? Topics covered include the meaning of biodiversity, mangroves, regional diversity, genetic diversity, seagrass biogeography and biodiversity Author: Peter Hogarth.
The 7-volume Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Second Edition maintains the reputation of the highly regarded original, presenting the most current information available in this globally crucial area of research and study. It brings together the dimensions of biodiversity . Importance of Biodiversity The Biodiversity Crisis. Biologists estimate that species extinctions are currently – times the normal, or background, rate seen previously in Earth’s history. The current high rates will cause a precipitous decline in the biodiversity Author: Matthew R. Fisher.
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In this book on living systems, we identify two origins: one external, coming from the environment, and the other, internal, produced by biological mechanisms that are molecular as well as cellular.
Exploring the biological and ecological aspects of biodiversity, this volume evaluates the role that chance plays in the evolutionary process. The text aims to outline a biological theory of biodiversity. It relates the great discovery of biodiversity patterns in the deep-sea floor to the physical and biological dynamics of the global ocean and its regions, and provides an important evolutionary and geological history perspective on the assembly of present day patterns of biodiversity.”Cited by: This article retraces the origins and evolution of biodiversity offsetting (BO) in the academic literature.
Based on an extensive literature analysis we characterized the temporal and spatial trends and dynamics of the concept's use. We then identified the most influential authors, countries and disciplines driving these by: The following year Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species, was published, which outlined in considerable detail his arguments for evolution by natural selection.
Natural selection can only take Author: Matthew R. Fisher. Charles Darwin identified the first principle of the origin of modern biodiversity, namely that all species were linked in a single great phylogeny, or tree of life, and that all could be traced back to a presumed single original species at some distant time in the geological past.
The origin of life Cited by: 8. dynamics and evolution of biodiversity For over 30 years the Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier (ISEM, CNRS, IRD, UM2,) has been conducting research on the origin and dynamics of biodiversity, and on the conditions and mechanisms underlying its evolution.
This research is focused on both current and past biodiversity File Size: 1MB. Biodiversity biological diversity Scientists have variously estimated that there are from 3 to 30 million extant species, of which million have been classified, includinginsects, 41.
The book covers groups from the sophisticated agriculturalists of the Mississippi River drainage region to the low-density hunter-gatherers of arid western North America. This book allows readers to develop accurate restoration, management, and conservation models through a thorough knowledge of native peoples’ ecological history and dynamics.
The history of biodiversity on land and in the sea. Note the postulated cross-over million years ago, when life on land (brown line) became more diverse than life in the sea (blue line).
Biodiversity is the variety of living species on Earth – plants, animals and microorganisms – and the ecosystems they form. An ecosystem is the name given to all living species that live together in a stable community, interacting with one another and their physical environment.
Biodiversity. The aim of the present book is to give an up-to-date overview of the studies on biodiversity at all levels, in order to better understand the dynamics and the mechanisms at the basis of the richness of. His research interests focus on understanding the origins and fate of biodiversity, using microbes as models.
He is also actively involved in science policy, currently serving as co-chair of the Global Brand: Rees Kassen. The Origins of Order book.
Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution” as Want to Read: the complexity of biological systems and organisms might result as much from self-organization and far-from-equilibrium dynamics /5.
Today IIED’s biodiversity work ranges from agricultural biodiversity to apes, from climate change to conservation, and from market mechanisms to mainstreaming. It includes issues. The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity.
Origins of Biodiversity--Response Article (PDF Available) in Science () January with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Biodiversity is the variety and variability of life on ersity is typically a measure of variation at the genetic, species, and ecosystem level.
Terrestrial biodiversity is usually greater near the equator, which is the result of the warm climate and high primary productivity.
Biodiversity. to create biodiversity, it helps us understand different aspects of biodiversity. The levels of organization of biodiversity include ecosystems, species and genes. • An ecosystem is a dynamic complex of File Size: KB.
Biodiversity is recognised to be of global importance, yet species and habitats continue to be under increasing pressure from human-induced influences. Environmental concerns are high on the political. In this book John Zaller develops a comprehensive theory to explain how people acquire political information from elites and the mass media and convert it into political preferences.
Using numerous specific examples, Zaller applies this theory to the dynamics 4/5(1).Biodiversity loss, also called loss of biodiversity, a decrease in biodiversity within a species, an ecosystem, a given geographic area, or Earth as a whole. Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is a .NHBS supply wildlife survey equipment and books to naturalists, academics and ecological and conservation professionals.
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