Ecological Studies

Human Population

Its Influences on Biological Diversity

Editors: Cincotta, Richard P., Gorenflo, Larry J. (Eds.)

  • Highlights the impact of man on biodiversity
  • Written by leaders in the field
  • Richly illustrated
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In this volume the dynamic patterns of human density and distribution are examined in relation to the viability of native species and the integrity of their habitats. Social, biological, and earth scientists describe their models, outline their conclusions from field studies, and review the contributions of other scientists whose work is essential to this field. The book starts with general theories and broad empirical relationships that help explain dramatic changes in the patterns of the occurrence of species, changes that have developed in parallel with human population growth, migration and settlement. In the following chapters specific biomes and ecosystems are highlighted as the context for human interactions with other species. A discussion of the key themes and findings covered rounds out the volume. All in all, the work presents our species, Homo sapiens, as what we truly have been and will likely remain—an influential, and often the most influential, constituent in nearly every major ecosystem on Earth.

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“The volume is divided into three sections. The first section comprises six general chapters presenting theoretical approaches and empirical analyses related to changes in the patterns of species diversity. … The second section focuses on specific biomes and ecosystems as an arena for people to interact with their environment. … The third and conclusive section … presents an analysis of the two preceding sections. … A short index is included at the end of the book. … The individual reader … might well recommend the book to his institutional library.” (Matthias Schaefer, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 13 (1), 2012)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Influences of Human Population on Biological Diversity

    Cincotta, Richard P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Projecting a Gridded Population of the World Using Ratio Methods of Trend Extrapolation

    Hachadoorian, Lee (et al.)

    Pages 13-25

  • The Human Habitat

    Small, Christopher

    Pages 27-46

  • Behavioral Mediators of the Human Population Effect on Global Biodiversity Losses

    McKee, Jeffrey K. (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

  • The Biological Diversity that Is Humanly Possible: Three Models Relevant to Human Population’s Relationship with Native Species

    Cincotta, Richard P.

    Pages 61-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Population
Book Subtitle
Its Influences on Biological Diversity
Editors
  • Richard P. Cincotta
  • Larry J. Gorenflo
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
214
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16707-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16707-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-16706-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26711-6
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 244
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