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Nature Conservation

Concepts and Practice

Gafta, Dan, Akeroyd, John R. (Eds.)

2006, VII, 457 p. With vegetation map.

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This book provides a multi-disciplinary coverage of the broad fields of species, community and landscape conservation. The wide panel of contributors, including botanists, zoologists, ecologists, architects, lawyers and journalists, consider a range of topics in vegetation and biodiversity assessment, planning and management of conservation zones and protected areas, together with historical and social/legal issues of the environment and nature conservation.

The case-studies reported emphasize the importance of traditional phytosociologal, floristic and faunistic research, in combination with cutting edge molecular biology and genetics. The book celebrates the life's work of Professor Franco Pedrotti, who has done so much to propagate a holistic view of conservation.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Biotope - Flora - biodiversity - biology - bird - conservation biology - desert - ecology - ecosystem - environment - environmental management - forest - molecular biology - nature conservation - vegetation

Related subjects » Ecology - Nature Conservation & Biodiversity

Table of contents 

Proeminent Pioneers Of Nature Conservation.- Traditions in Romanian Sozology.- Jean Massart, Pionnier De La Conservation De La Nature En Belgique.- The Journal Of Renzo Videsott: The “Historical Archives” Of Nature Protection in Italy in the Period 1944–1953.- Social And Legal Aspects Of Conservation.- Nature and Conservation: A New, More Active Role for Universities.- From the Protection of Landscape and “Natural Beauties” to the Defence of Ecosystems in Italy.- Wild Plant Species Endangered Through Intensive Harvest.- Peatlands Of North-Eastern Europe and their Conservation.- Biodiversity Assessment.- Woody Formations in a Mesothermic Valley of Tarija Province, Bolivia.- The Protection Of Biodiversity in Tuscany.- The Reasons in Favour of Setting Up a New Natural Reserve in the Black Sea Shore Area Between North and South Eforie (Constan?A County).- Assessment of the Vascular Flora Conservation Through Specific Indices - A Comparison Study in Central Europe.- Anthropogenic Habitats Can Shelter Threatened Plants.- Globally and European Threatened Plants Present in Dobrogea (South-Eastern Romania).- Biogeographical Characterization of the Bryological Flora of the “Montagna di Torricchio” Nature Reserve (Central Italy).- Five New Species for the Romanian Lichen Flora.- The Ecological Role of Deadwood in Natural Forests.- A Syntaxonomic Review Of Thermophilous Shrub Communities (Syringo-Carpinion Orientalis) in Sw Romania.- Forest Communities Floristically Specific to Eastern Romania.- Dry Grasslands of the Corhan Hill - S?Bed Village (Mure? County).- Threatened Plant Communities as an Indicator of Fishponds Value: An Example from Silesia (Sw Poland).- The Saxon Villages Of Southern Transylvania: Conserving Biodiversity in a Historic Landscape.- Biotope Types of the Treeline of the Central Greater Caucasus.- The Water Reservoirs of the Confluence of the BistriþA With The Siret River (Eastern Romania) - An Important Bird Area.- Conservation Of Steppe Birdlife in Italy.- Contributions to Conservation Biology.- Conservation Of Deciduous Tree Species in Europe: Projecting Potential Ranges and Changes.- Determinism, Chaos and Stochasticity in Plant Community Successions: Consequences for Phytosociology and Conservation Ecology.- Phytosociologie Moderne Et Conservation Rationnelle De La Nature.- Anatomy of the Endangered Plant Glaucium Flavum Cr., Occurring on the Romanian Black Sea Littoral.- Steppe-Forest Succession as a Conservation Problem.- Clonal Growth Modes in Plant Communities Along a Stress Gradient in the Central Apennines, Italy.- Relationship Between Phenology and Above - Ground Phytomass in a Grassland Community in Central Italy.- Evaluation of the Italian Apennine Ecosystems With Respect to Anatomical and Ethological Characteristics of the Roe Deer.- Conservation Planning and Management.- Planeco - Planning in Ecological Networks.- The cartography of landscape units in São Bento do Sapucaí - Serra da Mantiqueira (São Paulo, Brazil).- Environmental Management For Biodiversity Conservation.- The Modena Botanic Garden: Plant Conservation and Habitat Management Strategies.- Forest Management in Protected Areas in Italy.- Traditional Management of the Rural Areas in Wallonia (Belgium).- Nature Conservation in Practice.- Effects of Irrigations on Swamp Forests Drained by Lignite Mining.- Autochthony and Conservation of a Relict Population of Abies Alba Miller in the Apuan Alps Regional Park (Tuscany - Italy).- Dune Slacks - An Endangered Habitat in the Conflict Between Nature Conservation and Groundwater Management.- On the Problems of Nature Conservation in the Desert Zone in Russia.

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