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Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics

Preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis

Editors: Pellens, Roseli, Grandcolas, Philippe (Eds.)

  • This book provides a fast and reliable way of understanding the role of phylogenetic diversity in present biodiversity conservation frame work
  • It can be very useful for graduate, master and PhD students as it discusses basic questions such as the way we value phylogenetic diversity, gives guidelines for the choice of measures and provides detailed information on new methodological solutions
  • The examples given here show both that it can be applied to many cases and be very useful to policy makers.
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This book is about phylogenetic diversity as an approach to reduce biodiversity losses in this period of mass extinction. Chapters in the first section deal with questions such as the way we value phylogenetic diversity among other criteria for biodiversity conservation; the choice of measures; the loss of phylogenetic diversity with extinction; the importance of organisms that are deeply branched in the tree of life, and the role of relict species. The second section is composed by contributions exploring methodological aspects, such as how to deal with abundance, sampling effort, or conflicting trees in analysis of phylogenetic diversity. The last section is devoted to applications, showing how phylogenetic diversity can be integrated in systematic conservation planning, in EDGE and HEDGE evaluations. This wide coverage makes the book a reference for academics, policy makers and stakeholders dealing with biodiversity conservation.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Phylogenetics and Conservation Biology: Drawing a Path into the Diversity of Life

    Pellens, Roseli (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Value of Phylogenetic Diversity

    Lean, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • The PD Phylogenetic Diversity Framework: Linking Evolutionary History to Feature Diversity for Biodiversity Conservation

    Faith, Daniel P.

    Pages 39-56

  • Reconsidering the Loss of Evolutionary History: How Does Non-random Extinction Prune the Tree-of-Life?

    Yessoufou, Kowiyou (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Phylogenetics and Conservation in New Zealand: The Long and the Short of It

    Trewick, Steven A. (et al.)

    Pages 81-97

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22461-9
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Hardcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22460-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics
Book Subtitle
Preserving our evolutionary heritage in an extinction crisis
Editors
  • Roseli Pellens
  • Philippe Grandcolas
Series Title
Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22461-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22461-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22460-2
Series ISSN
1875-1288
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 390
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations
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