Mapping the Diversity of Nature

Editors: Miller, R.I. (Ed.)

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The diversity of life is displayed by a diversity the biodiversity elements. These unique of structural and functional elements. Many approaches are usually tailored to the region of aspects of this diversity are critical for main­ the world where the scientists' work is focused. taining the healthy functioning of biological This book presents accounts of many tech­ systems both within short and long time scales. niques that are currently being used in different Some highly diverse features of nature arise parts of the globe by conservation scientists. simply from the heterogeneous patterns that Many different techniques are necessary to comprise the web of nature. Many of these handle the differences in data types and data features contribute to the beauty and quality of coverages that occur across the globe. Also, a life. Humans do not yet understand enough variety of mapping approaches are needed about the complexity of nature to distinguish today to strengthen the many diverse critical those elements that act to support natural conservation objectives. These objectives include vitality from those elements that contribute the identification of the distribution patterns exclusively to our experience of beauty and for a species or habitat type and the placement quality in life. of protected area boundaries.

About the authors

Ronald I. Miller was Senior Officer in the Species Mapping Section of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK, and is now New England Gap Analysis Research Consultant, Amherst Massachusetts, having also worked for the World Bank and the Nature Conservancy.

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`This is an important book on the subject [biodiversity] and a starting point to get an overview of the many different mapping techniques which have emerged recently to deal with a variety of mapping problems applied to conservation and biodiversity issues.'
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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Setting the scene

    Miller, Ronald I.

    Pages 3-17

  • Mapping for monographs: Baselines for resource development

    Hall, John B.

    Pages 21-35

  • Mapping the elements of biodiversity: The rare species of Madagascar

    Miller, Ronald I. (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Modeling vertebrate distributions for Gap Analysis

    Butterfield, Bart R. (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • Hierarchical representations of species distributions using maps, images and sighting data

    Hollander, Allan D. (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mapping the Diversity of Nature
Editors
  • R.I. Miller
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0719-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0719-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-45510-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4310-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 218
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