Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation

Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe

Editors: Hawksworth, David L., Bull, Alan T. (Eds.)

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This book brings together a selection of original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that address biodiversity and conservation in Europe. Europe is certainly the most intensively inventoried region of the world; detailed maps are available for species distributions while action plans are being drawn up for species under threat. At the same time, the wildlife of Europe has been subject to enormous human pressures, with limited ‘wilderness’ sites remaining in most countries. Europe consequently presents a case-study of what the human impact on biodiversity has been, and also what can be done to improve the situation.

The contributions in this volume are drawn from a wide range of countries and discuss diverse organism and habitat types. They collectively provide a snap-shot of the sorts of studies and actions being taken in Europe to address issues in biodiversity and conservation – topical examples that will make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

 

Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 16:12 (2007)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Biodiversity gradients in the Alps: the overriding importance of elevation

    Sergio, Fabrizio (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Determining high value areas for steppe birds in Spain: hot spots, complementarity and the efficiency of protected areas

    Traba, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

  • The Berger–Parker index as an effective tool for monitoring the biodiversity of disturbed soils: a case study on Mediterranean oribatid (Acari: Oribatida) assemblages

    Caruso, Tancredi (et al.)

    Pages 35-43

  • The effects of fire on communities, guilds and species of breeding birds in burnt and control pinewoods in central Italy

    Ukmar, Emiliano (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • Indicators for plant species richness in pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forests of Germany

    Zerbe, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 59-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe
Editors
  • David L. Hawksworth
  • Alan T. Bull
Series Title
Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 16:12 2007
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6865-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6865-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6864-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7743-1
Series ISSN
1875-1288
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 439
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