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Biodiversity by Kevin J. Gaston
Book DescriptionCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ARTWORK This concise introductory text provides a complete overview of biodiversity - what it is, how it arose, its distribution, why it is important, human impact upon it, and what should be done to maintain it. * Timely overview of the serious attempts made to quantify and describe biodiversity in a scientific way * Acts as an easy entry point into the primary literature * Provides real-world examples of key issues, including illustrations of major temporal and spatial patterns in biodiversity * Designed primarily with undergraduate students and course lecturers in mind, it will also be of interest to anyone who requires an overview of, and entry to, the vast literature on these topics. * All the figures included in the book are downloadable from the Blackwell Publishing website
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405118576
(245mm x 172mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Science Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kevin J. Gaston
Urban Ecology, Hardback (September 2010)
An overview of our current understanding of how people influence, and are influenced by, the 'green' component of urban environments.
Macroecology: Concepts and Consequences, Paperback (August 2003)
Provides an overview of current thinking about macroecological patterns.
Structure and Dynamics of Geographic Ranges, Paperback (May 2003)
Discusses the structure of the geographic ranges of species. This book is concerned with the factors that determine the limits to a species' geographic range, how the sizes of those ranges vary, and patterns in that variation. It also considers the distribution of individuals amongst those sites where a species does occur.
Pattern and Process in Macroecology, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Kevin J. Gaston
Macroecology is the study of large-scale community structure and the influence this has on small-scale process. The book is suitable for graduate and professional ecologists.
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Author Biography - Kevin J. Gaston
Kevin J. Gaston is Professor of Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Sheffield. He has broad research interests in the fields of biodiversity, macroecology and conservation biology. John I. Spicer is a Reader in Marine Biology at the University of Plymouth. His research interests range from the ecophysiology of marine animals through to the functional biodiversity of marine systems.
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